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An Introduction

Posted 03-03-2009 at 01:34 PM by AlHazred
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I see that has a blog feature. This might be a good place to chronicle the stuff I learn about Linux.

As a Windows user since 1990, I've gotten lazy. I used to be a Command Line junkie, and resisted Windows 95 as long as humanly possible. Unfortunately, it evetually got to the point where I needed to use Windows just so I could exchange files with other people. I made the switch, and gradually Windows reeled me in with its pretty colors and shiny lights.
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Copy directory using tar

Posted 03-03-2009 at 11:04 AM by ciotog
Updated 03-07-2009 at 09:40 AM by ciotog (remove stray echo, no need to test before mkdir when using -p)

Here's a simple script that uses tar to copy a directory. Naturally it would need to be called cpdir (or alter the usage method) and present in your path to use it.


	cat << USAGE
	usage: cpdir <source-dir> <dest-dir>

if [ -z "$1" -o -z "$2" -o ! -d "$1" -o -e "$2" -a ! -d "$2" ]
	exit 1
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Following my Blog

Posted 03-03-2009 at 10:48 AM by daBittweiler
Updated 03-03-2009 at 10:49 AM by daBittweiler

I didn't wish to attempt to maintain two blogs so you can follow mine here:
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A linux blog entry, written on a MacBook Pro

Posted 03-03-2009 at 09:04 AM by glomph

Don't shoot me.
Even though I'd probably be better off.

Were it not for my wonderful friends in Seattle & Hamburg, life would be unbearable.

Back to the topic:
The numerous Apple Fanbois (and -gurlz) in my life finally convinced me to stop spending my free time getting Linux to work on various laptops. I'm on my second MacBook Pro, and my wife & two daughters have Macs as well. I was the final convert, although I use mine as a terminal to administer...
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Video Editing in Linux, Part 1

Posted 03-03-2009 at 08:51 AM by arioste

I don't know what you know about video editing in linux, but I have just made the first steps, and I thought I would mention what I have discovered in case it comes up.

We have years of video recorded onto VHS-C tapes on two successive Panasonic camcorders. Once in a lucky moment at the flea market, I got a real steal on some quality video editing equipment from someone who did not know what he had, and I have edited all of it with titles, transitions, etc., onto DVDs for family distribution....
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