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This is an old revision of LinuxHints from 2011-06-28 18:27:04.
LearningLinux: help for learning Linux
SettingUpSSH: help setting up ssh to connect to remote servers from various types of client machines

0For the General User
BashHints: hints for using the bash shell
FilePermissions: rwxXstugo, meaning of sticky bit t
FindFiles: find . -name *.tex -print
FixNonLinuxFiles: flip -u <filename>
GraphicalFileManager?: Looking for a Window's File Explorer?  Try nautilus, konqueror, or pcmanfm.
PDFManipulation: There are commands to merge pdf files, extract pages, etc.  To create a pdf file from just about anything on Windows, see MicrosoftToPDF.
RedirectOutput: e.g. to redirect both stderr and stdout to the same file try $ cmd > file 2>&1
ScreenShots: import myscreen.png from imagemagick package
SyncingFiles: rsync --verbose --delete --archive --xattrs --links --update --compress --sparse --exclude=sans <local_dir> <remote_dir>
SSH: help setting up/using ssh
UMask: permissions a new file will not get; see DirectoryUMask for umask for directories
VNCDesktop: running graphical program remotely; use ssh -X for linux to linux
WindowsInLinux: install windows in linux using VirtualBox?

0For the Programmer
AutoMake
LinkingCode: how to build code with linked static or dynamic libraries
UsingAwk: awk --field-separator "\t" '!/<match>/ {print $17}' <file> prints the 17th column of each line in <file> not matching <match> to STDOUT

0Esoteric
AudibleBell: immediately: xset b off
DeleteWebmail?: telnet.krb -faxl kdorman isua1.iastate.edu and rm .WebMail?/INBOX/[0-9]*
KeepWirelessAwake: sudo iwconfig wlan0 txpower fixed; sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off
Keyboard: how to change the keyboard layout for typing special characters and symbols
LCDProjector: Add option "Clone" "On" in xorg.conf "Device" section
ISUVpn: getting vpn to install on linux
MailAtISU: general issues about getting mail working at ISU
ConfigureScreenSaver: xscreensaver-demo for graphics or ~/.xscreensaver or /etc/X11/app-defaults/XScreenSaver
SpecialCharacters: ctrl+shift+u+hexidecimal_code+enter
XubuntuMenu: add new application to start menu by creating appropriate .desktop file in /usr/share/applications
WPALinux: how to use WPA authentication with Ubuntu

0For the Administrator
Apt: apt-file search <file> to find package that provides file, installed or not
BootUpManager: controlling the /etc/init.d (startup) scripts
DefaultBrowser?:  sudo update-alternatives –config x-www-browser
FreeDiskSpace?: sudo apt-get clean
RemoteGnomeConfiguration: gnome-control-center
KillCommand: gently kill a running process with kill -s SIGQUIT <pid>
WhatIsMyIP external link: ifconfig in linux, but to be sure, click on the link.
LinuxMailDelivery: exim or postfix
LinuxPrinting
PamTally external link: reset a blocked account with pam_tally --user <username> --reset
UsingPatch: diff -u <orig> <new> > diff.patch; patch < diff.patch in the directory with <orig>
PythonUninstall?: ./setup.py install --record <filename> && delete all files in <filename>
InstallRocks: install software to all compute nodes on Rocks Cluster
DealingWithSELinux: a major pain so far, try restorecon -v <filename>
LinuxStartup: the Debian/Ubuntu way: sudo update-rc.d FOO defaults | remove
ResetTime?: sudo date --set="13:39:45"
UserLoginManagement?: skill -KILL -u kdorman to force logout; skill -STOP -u kdorman to pause login and then unpause: skill -CONT -u kdorman
BlockingRogueDHCPServer: block by unique feature configured in /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf
LinuxHint1: /usr/libexec/rmt: No such file or directory
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