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File manipulation from the command line

Posted 11-03-2015 at 08:12 AM by myklmar (Linux Gimux)


To create file :: 'cat > (file name)'

After pressing Enter, you are not returned to the prompt. Instead, the cursor is placed on the next line, allowing you to enter text into your file. Type your lines of text, pressing Enter after each one.
When you are done, press Ctrl + D to exit the file and return to the prompt.

To verify file creation :: 'ls -l (file name)'

To view file :: 'cat (file name)'

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Skype problem

Posted 04-20-2011 at 03:07 PM by myklmar (Linux Gimux)

It happened again!
Updated Skype, video wouldn't work and it made my voice sound like donald duck!

Have discovered that with some installations Skype video won't work.
So....Try adding this as the properties of a shortcut:

(System >Preferences >Keyboard Shortcuts)

env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/ skype

I've saved mine as Ctrl + Alt + S

No more problems..
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Posted 04-18-2011 at 01:56 PM by myklmar (Linux Gimux)

Open a text file in CLI

If you are working on the command line and you want an application to open a text file, do it
running a command.
However, this requires you to know the name of the application, which can be difficult to remember,(bad memory!) Especially if you don't know what application it was written in! But Linux has a solution for people like us. Its called gnome-open.

Gnome-open actually makes use of the gnome file handlers to decide what kind...
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Why didn't I do that?

Posted 04-11-2011 at 11:45 AM by myklmar (Linux Gimux)
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If you want an excuse and can't think up a witty one, try this:

Type the following or copy and paste, into a terminal:

echo `telnet 666 2>/dev/null` |grep --color -o "Your excuse is:.*$"
(this is an excerpt from Linux Gimux.pdf)
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Linux Gimux...Amazing Collection

Posted 04-11-2011 at 11:36 AM by myklmar (Linux Gimux)

So I'm pretty sure that THIS link now works, (this is soooooo embarassing!)
Again, sorry to everyone; try the following:

Hope you find it worth it!
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