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I might be running for President

Posted 09-05-2012 at 01:44 AM by m3rl1n
Updated 09-05-2012 at 01:53 AM by m3rl1n

It has been a while, since I blogged. I didn't have time, with 6 kids and way too many summer plans. I installed Kubuntu after a hard drive crash, replacing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Wow, felt like going back to the Microsoft Environment (Yuck!).

Kubuntu made me wonder how long -- until the planet encompasses Linux, looking back at an era of hampered computing due Billy's brain fart (MS). I have been spreading Linux in my neighborhood, better and faster than any flu-virus. People love it,...
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binfind - Search for executable files based from PATH variable.

Posted 09-04-2012 at 09:51 PM by konsolebox
Updated 06-11-2015 at 02:21 PM by konsolebox
Tags bash, script

I've been using this utility quite long enough already. I use this to search for executable files based from the path values saved in the PATH variable.


shopt -s extglob

function main {
	# check bash version

	[[ BASH_VERSINFO -ge 3 ]] || {
		echo "This script requires bash version 3.0 or newer."
		return 1

	# check arguments

	[[ $# -eq 0 || "$1"
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uuidfstab - Convert fstab contents to a format that uses UUID instead of /dev paths.

Posted 09-04-2012 at 09:09 PM by konsolebox
Updated 06-11-2015 at 02:31 PM by konsolebox
Tags bash, fstab, script, uuid

This script helps a user or admin to automatically convert items in fstab so that they would use UUIDs instead.


function error {
	echo "$1" >&2
	exit 1

function show_usage_and_exit {
	error "Usage: $0 <path_to_fstab_file> [<new_fstab_file>]"

function process {
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FOSS projects should not use mailing lists for help

Posted 09-04-2012 at 09:58 AM by Skaperen

Mailing lists are fine among a limited group of developers. But this is a bad idea for offering help to refer to a mailing list.

Mailing lists are limiting submissions to their subscribers, or not. These days, no one, not even hard core developers, would want their email box polluted by spammers. So that means no open (anyone can send) mailing lists. But that also means anyone just needing some quick help has to become a subscriber to the mailing list, first. Not only is that a hassle...
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Upgrade from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10

Posted 09-03-2012 at 11:25 AM by flshope
Updated 09-05-2012 at 08:37 AM by flshope (Correcting textual errors)

Since this is my first entry, I need to define a few of my boundary conditions. I have two primary computers, both from Pogo Linux. The machines are configured as follows:

- Pogo model Altura M3, purchased Sep 2011
- 3-processor AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 450 Processor, 3200 MHz
- 8 GB RAM
- 2 500 GB Seagate HDs
- GF108 [GeForce GT 430] nVidia Corporation
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (64-bit) as of 04 Aug 2012

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