Archive for January, 2009

What distro version am I running?

January 13th, 2009 No comments

With any Linux Standard Base compliant distro (Mandriva, openSUSE, Red Hat, Ubuntu, etc…), there is an easy way to find its version number, and code name.

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January 11th, 2009 No comments

FFmpeg is an open-source command line utility for performing audio/video file conversions. It can be used to simply convert straight from one video format to another, or to crop, pad, rescale, change bit-rates, merge or split out audio and video, and so on…

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January 4th, 2009 No comments

I only came across this command fairly recently. It’s a simple command, but immensely useful.

The watch command is used to run a given command at a predefined interval, and to monitor the output in real-time until the watch command is terminated. When run, it initially only displays the first output of the given command, and then only updates it if something in the output changes.

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