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Basic CLI (Command Line Interface) Tools Pt. 1

Posted 06-04-2013 at 04:11 PM by Nbiser
Updated 06-04-2013 at 04:16 PM by Nbiser

There are many tools in the command line interface that are good to know if you want to use Linux. But don't worry, they aren't all that hard to learn! First, you will need to open a terminal window (only if you are using a graphical user interface (GUI). Once you are in the terminal you can type
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ls
This will display the contents of your current working directory, which should look something like this,
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bin      Documents  Music     Public       Templates
Desktop  Downloads  Pictures
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Upgrade to Linux Mint Olivia

Posted 06-02-2013 at 05:02 PM by bhupendra

The upgrade from Nadia (Mint 14) to Olivia (Mint 15) did not work. Had to do a fresh install. That meant having to reinstall all the software and Cairo-dock.
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Raspberry Pi camera

Posted 06-02-2013 at 06:37 AM by brianL

Been messing about with the RasPiCam, here's a test shot of my favourite subject:
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Using PIPES for Interprocess Communications

Posted 06-01-2013 at 05:46 PM by rtmistler

When you look at Linux documentation, there are a variety of ways to communicate across processes. I've tried a few, http://tldp.org/LDP/tlk/ipc/ipc.html, including signals, semaphores, IPC, shared memory, and PIPES.

My Summary of Each IPC Type

Signals
Signals are singular indicators which carry very one-dimensional information. They are fast, and they are supported by system calls where you can send one easily or wait, blocking or non-blocking to see if you've...
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Computer Mad Science Continues To Baffle The Experts...

Posted 06-01-2013 at 08:24 AM by rainbowsally
Updated 08-06-2014 at 07:26 AM by rainbowsally (new dl site)

[UPDATE: (2013-06-10) The uitool link has been updated below. Better version, tested, has no mc2 lib deps.]

Been busy elsewhere for a while, but now I'm back, I think.

Today's Features:
  • A ui tool for creating code skeletons.
  • A cool Sudoku puzzle solver (with save/restore file funcs).
  • A qt graphics lib with mc2-generated makefiles (qwt).
  • Notes about why mc2 kicks &ss.
  • Notes about kregeditor.
  • And the make-based installer fixups for root system installations.
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