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Headless file conversion using LibreOffice as a service

Posted 02-12-2013 at 10:16 PM by sag47
Updated 02-12-2013 at 10:38 PM by sag47

The content outlined here also works for OpenOffice. This post was inspired by a question I was answering on the forums.

System Setup
I installed LibreOffice packages using a PPA in Kubuntu. Here is information about my environment.
Code:
Tue Feb 12 23:00:54 EST 2013
Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS
Linux 3.2.0-37-generic x86_64 GNU/Linux
GNU bash, version 4.2.24(1)-release (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)
LibreOffice 3.5 (Version: 1:3.5.4-0ubuntu1.1)
unoconv 0.4
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Booting Mint Linux 14 iso and other isos from the hard drive using grub2

Posted 02-09-2013 at 01:09 AM by donatom

Booting a live iso from your harddrive is generally pretty easy. You store your live isos in a directory (I created the "ISOS" directory under the Downloads directory for this purpose) on your system. You then open the iso (# mount -o loop /path-to-iso /mnt OR right click the iso file and choose "open with Archive Manager") and look for either the syslinux.cfg or the isolinux.cfg file. Open this file with gedit and look for "append:". Copy all the info that follows...
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IBM AS400 DB2 SQL Tricks

Posted 02-08-2013 at 10:20 AM by NullTerminator

set schema mySchema

Select x,y,z from w
fetch first 20 rows only

reset an auto counter that got hosed
alter table T alter TheColumn restart with 123

grab the first non null value
select a,b,c, coalesce(z,y,z) as FirstGoodValue from T

Case
select A, case when x < 0 then 'Negative' else 'Positive' end from T

TIMESTAMP format is 'YYYY-MM-DD-hh.mm.ss.uuuuuu'

get month from a date...
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Why and how to use condition variables? - Pthreads

Posted 02-06-2013 at 01:40 AM by TheIndependentAquarius
Updated 02-06-2013 at 05:55 AM by TheIndependentAquarius

  • Q: What is a condition variable?
    A: A condition variable is a variable of type `pthread_cond_t`. It is
    used to suspend the thread execution until some condition is true.

  • Q: Is a condition variable dependent on a mutex lock to work properly? Why?
    A: Explaining with an example:

    Assumptions:
    1. There is a variable `x` whose current value is 0.
    2. There is a thread `threadA` whose task is to start some job once the
      variable `x` reaches the value 1000.
    3. There
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#! toddler just like me (:

Posted 01-31-2013 at 08:26 AM by jamison20000e
Updated 06-03-2014 at 10:38 AM by jamison20000e

My nephew JJ is almost two: so of course I'm setting him up a (literally this (now on Xfce; LibreOffice Writer; Iceweasel; Google Drive) computer (vaio-pcv-r556ds | Linux-Debain-Crunchbangcrun\#!-Openbox\*). For the first year I will lock it down with baby-friendly programs mostly only icons and widgets (e.g: solar system, bouncing ball, sliding block puzzle, moon and stuff) so no taskbar on WMs like: Educational Desktops(most *nix flavors offer free Edu-D-tops i.g. Sugar or educational-desktop-lxde...
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