Ubuntu: Filenames with spaces

If you have spaces in your file names within the Ubuntu system, you can work with those spaces in any of the commands by using quotes before and after the file name. Example: You have a file called my file.txt that you need to change permissions for when you try to do it it gives errors saying that its an invalid name or file. chmod 755 my file.txt Results in:…

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Ubuntu: The Corporate Workstation (Part 2)

So after my previous post about the uses or lack thereof using ubuntu for a corporate workstation, I just couldnt let it go.  I really really like the functionality of ubuntu, or any linux distribution compared to the windows environment that I have been working with. I always had issues with windows crashing in the middle of my work, blue screen of death randomly, and overall being slow to respond…

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Ubuntu: Viewing Terminal History

I use a lot of commands via the terminal or konsole.  Normally i just scroll through the list and find the one I need using the up and down arrows. Well there is a faster way to do it. From the kolsole or terminal type: history It will give you a list that looks like this: 1  sudo apt-get upgrade 2  sudo apt-get remove evolution 3  sudo apt-get update 4 …

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Linux alternative to Macromedia Dreamweaver

I enjoy using Dreamweaver for my Windows web development process, however recently I have been starting to use linux on a regular basis so I need an application I can use to develop like dreamweaver only for linux.  I have found that a good linux version with the same style of functionality is Quanta Plus. Its a good program, i suggest that you try it out yourself.  From your Ubuntu…

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Ubuntu: Minimize Thunderbird to Panel or Tray

If your like me an running thunderbird in ubuntu using gnome, i hate having applications littered on the bottom task bar. I found a great little application that minimizes thunderbird to the panel along the top of your screen.  Its called kdocker. All you have to do is download it from the repositories: sudo apt-get install kdocker then change the properties of the thunderbird launch icon to bo instead of:…

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wget for a specific file type

Say you have files in a specific directory that  you want to download but you only want a specific type of file with an extension.  You can use the wget command to accomplish that. Here is a simple command you can use, to get files: wget -r -l1 -A.wma <url> This downloads from the given <url> all files of type that you selected with that extension .wma for one level…

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Ubuntu for a Corporate Workstation

I have been having continual issues with my work system and windows. It constantly crashes and has blue screen of death, gets really slow, and just all round starts being crappy. I figured that I would give ubuntu a try and use it for my workstation instead of windows. I installed it to a secondary hard drive and everything works great, except I cant use office products natively. I tried…

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Creating an Ubuntu Router

I have been thinking for a long time that I would like to have an ubuntu system that I can dedicate to my network router. Replacing the piece of hardware that I bought to do the task for me. While that piece of hardware is fine, I would like to learn how to setup a system to do the routing, dhcp, network stuff for me since that offers more options…

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replace vim-tiny with vim-full

I installed Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop edition onto one of my machines over the past long weekend and discovered that the default install uses VIM tiny as a editor instead of the full VIM. Now if your like me and used to the full version of VIM, when you start trying to edit on a system that has VIM tiny you will find that all you normal keyboard keys do not…

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