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One Liner Dependency Check for existing binaries

Posted 12-04-2008 at 12:15 AM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)
Updated 12-04-2008 at 12:16 AM by lumak

I ran across this a while ago and was reminded of it recently. I'm placing it here for safe keeping in case I ever need to do a full install of gnome to compile a program just to find the 26 specific dependencies it needs so that everything else can be uninstalled (did I say gnuCash? you lie! it works on all modern OS's... well except for slackware

# Find out all the needed dependencies of a binary

objdump -x $1 | grep NEEDED
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First blog, First Linux, 32 years of computing!

Posted 12-03-2008 at 12:30 AM by DarkFlame

Being that I've done about 32 yrs of computing, & I'm delving into Linux for the 1st time (& using OpenSuSE), & that this website has been so helpful to me, I thought I'd blog to post my thoughts about this journey.

1st, I'll say I've always thought Blogs were trivial & Bloggers had inflated egos. Me thinking my thoughts are important to someone else is a prime example of my own over-inflated ego. So, it is doubtful I'll allow any comments on my Blog, tho I'll read...
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Well, never had a blog before...mmmm...

Posted 12-02-2008 at 08:52 PM by Steel_J

Wonder if I am going to like it....
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Another Go at Arch

Posted 12-02-2008 at 08:30 PM by vectordrake

I'm going to try and install Arch Linux again. I really enjoyed having it on my computer before. It was snappy and relatively easy to install. I had first installed it with Fluxbox and quickly moved to XFCE, which I had for a short while. After that, I gave the KDEmod a try and I really liked what that could do. But, I am really liking Gnome lately for the reasons that I liked KDE before, so I might try to get a Gnome system running. Perhaps, I will see how functional I can make it, as far...
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Script to require password change at next login

Posted 12-02-2008 at 06:11 PM by camh

Hi all,

I wrote up this little script to force a password change to a user account on next login. I've found it helpful when doing user administration, since I've found that users generally don't change their passwords unless you force it, and linux doesn't have a 'built-in' script to do so.


if [ "$(whoami)" != 'root' ]; then
   echo "This program must be run as root"
   exit 1;
 elif [ -z $1 ]; then
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