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Batch-fixing symlink targets

Posted 08-28-2010 at 07:08 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Tags batch, symlink

Sometimes you move the folder to which lots of symlinks were pointing, or something to that effect, and you want to simply "edit" these symlinks rather than recreating them pointing the correct new location. That's how it can be done with one line:

find /place-where-the-null-symlinks are/ -type l | while read nullsymlink ; 
do wrongpath=$(readlink "$nullsymlink") ; 
right=$(echo "$wrongpath" | sed s'|/whatever/is/the/old-wrong/path|/correct-new/path|')
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Chromium OS ARM and x86 build scripts

Posted 08-28-2010 at 03:33 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 09-07-2010 at 12:09 AM by Kenny_Strawn

The former link automatically builds Chromium OS for an ARM build target, as in automatically executing the other build scripts that are...
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MEGAkill - the process anihilator

Posted 08-28-2010 at 03:52 AM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)
Updated 08-28-2010 at 04:05 AM by William (Dthdealer) (Spelling error - captial > capital)

I'm always fed up when I have to grep through ps -A output or stare at top for ages, trying to find the name or pid of a hung process. Finally today I decided to end my woes with this shell script:

MEGAkill is a shell script that automates the locating of processes by their name before asking the user if they want to kill them.

Usage: megakill keywordofprocess [ signal to send ]

The script greps the output of ps -A and then checks...
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My real blog :

Posted 08-27-2010 at 02:05 PM by djsmiley2k

All my "real" blog entries can be found on, however I may post Linux related blog posts here too.
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How to install Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.6 beta in ubuntu 10.04/9.10

Posted 08-27-2010 at 02:20 AM by sridhar11

Ubuntu Tweak is an application to config Ubuntu easier for everyone.It provides many useful desktop and system
options that the default desktop environment doesn’t provide.With its help, you will enjoy with the experience of Ubuntu!

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