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Tutorial: Using the 'find' Command

GNU find is a powerful command-line utility that lets you search for files and folders in a hierarchical tree directory structure. It is the backend for all those utilities out there like the graphical searching in KDE or GNOME. However, find can be a little hard to handle at first by beginners.

GNOME 3: How to Change the Wallpaper from Command-Line

The older way of doing this, with gconftool-2 doesn’t seem to work anymore in GNOME 3 – used to be something like: gconftool-2 –type string –set /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename “/full/path/to/file.png”.

How to Compile C/C++ in Ubuntu for Educational Purposes

This tutorial targets especially beginners in Linux and particularly Ubuntu, users who have just recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu and are facing this question: "how can I compile and run my C or C++ programs in Ubuntu?".

Complete Guide to Firefox in Ubuntu

This tutorial was written for Firefox 4 and Ubuntu 11.04, however pretty much everything contained here applies to older releases and will probably work in future versions too. This how-to covers pretty much everything needed to get you started with Firefox: installing Flash, customizing it, installing add-ons and themes, and useful tips for working faster with it.

Make Your Own AssaultCube Server

AssaultCube is a popular cross-platform first-person shooter with pretty low hardware requirements, with a fast gameplay and many modes – including the classic CTF, TDM, FFA, or the popular TOSOK (Team One Shot One Kill), LSS (Last Swiss Standing), or HTF (Hold the Flag).

Get Back Volume Tray Icon (and Default Icons) in Ubuntu 11.04

This is a quick, simple tip (but maybe no very obvious for the first time) for getting back the volume control tray icon in case you removed it by mistake. The volume control tray icon is actually included in the “Indicator Applet”, together with the Internet connections and the chat/mail/messenger icons, rather than being available by itself.

Install Firefox 5 Beta in Ubuntu from the Firefox Next PPA

Not long ago Mozilla changed the release cycle of Firefox, so that major new versions (Firefox 5, 6 and so on) will be released every 2-3 months. Currently, the latest alpha release is Firefox 6 Aurora, while the latest beta development version is Firefox Beta 5, which has made it into the Firefox Next PPA already.

Kubuntu 4.6.4 Enters Kubuntu Updates PPA

The latest KDE security update, 4.6.4, is now available in the Kubuntu Updates PPA. This release brings several new features, including:

Flash-Aid Add-on - Painless and Proper Flash Installation in Firefox

I guess this has been around for some time, however I was not aware of it. I bumped into it in a thread on UbuntuForums, and decided to give it a try.

2 Ways to Install the Latest Flash in Ubuntu 11.04

In this tutorial I'll explain two different methods of installing the latest version of Flash Player in Ubuntu Natty Narwhal. The first one is the manual way, which means we will have to download the Flash plugin from the Adobe website and copy it manually in the ~/.mozilla directory. The second way is straightforward by using Ubuntu's multiverse repositories.

Complete Step by Step Guide to Make ISO Images in Ubuntu

In this tutorial I will show you several simple ways of creating ISO images with Ubuntu, from doing it with graphical applications included in the repositories or by using just the command-line. Each method below will get the work done, and you can start burning your images to a CD or DVD in no time.

3 New Equinox Themes Released: Equinox Evolution Dawn, Dusk and Midnight

The Equinox GTK themes is a pack of (now) 5 beautiful themes created by Tiheum (who's also the Faenza icons author).

 

Guide to CMus - Music Player for Your Terminal

CMus is a free, powerful, terminal-based music player using the ncurses toolkit. CMus supports various audio formats, including Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, WAV, Musepack, WavPack, WMA, AAC and MP4.

8 More Bash Tips for Working Faster With the Shell

This is the second article in this series, and brings eight additional tips for working faster with the shell. Here is the first article of the series, containing 10 tips.

20 Popular Command-Line Tips for Linux

Take a screenshot in command-line Taking a screenshot in command-line is very easy using the import, which is included in the ImageMagick suite. To take a screenshot of a single window use:

Command-Line Guide to Audio Files in Ubuntu

This guide focuses on showing you how to manipulate and convert various audio files using tools included in the Ubuntu repositories.

10 Bash Tips for Working Faster With the Shell

Here are 10 Bash tips which should make working in a terminal faster and more productive.

Introduction to Linux Command-Line for Beginners

The guide aims first-time users and average Linux users and its goal is to make you learn your way around when using the Linux command-line interface (or CLI for short). It also encourages some habits which I believe that, although hard to learn at first, will make you more productive later on.

A Guide to Wine on Ubuntu for Beginners

Wine is a compatibility layer which allows Windows applications to run on Linux by translating Windows system calls into native Linux calls.

How to find biggest files in Linux - Free disk space

When you are running out of disk space, you need to concentrate on the biggest files and folders on your disk, so you can get space quickly.

The best way, is to list the first 10 folders, then go inside some of them, and find files you may or can delete, and get new free space.

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