Posts Tagged ‘Linux’

Resizing and Renaming Batches of Images

April 7th, 2010 No comments

I recently had the need to resize a hundred jpeg images of varying sizes, and to get them all down to consistent widths (or heights for the portrait images), and then finally to rename the thumbnail preview images that I had also created.
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August 21st, 2009 No comments

umask determines what permissions any new files or directories will have by default. Like file permissions, it historically takes an octal value (e.g. ‘umask 002′), but can also symbolic values (e.g. ‘umask a=rx,ug+w’). I’m going to just focus on the octal values.
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Unix time

August 16th, 2009 No comments

If you should happen to need to know the current time as a unix timestamp, try Alternatively typing

date +%s

at a convenient command line might be faster, and more accurate…

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Finally – A 64-bit version of Adobe Flash Player for Linux

November 17th, 2008 No comments

It seems to have been a long time coming, but finally an alpha version has been released. Although it’s an alpha, it’s still a vast improvement over the 32-bit version which I’ve used up until now with the aid of NPS Wrapper.

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GNU/Linux Distro Timeline

August 27th, 2008 No comments

Andreas has produced a cladogram (tree diagram) showing the timeline and relationship of probably every known Linux distribution. You can see the latest version of the diagram (v7.6) here, or visit the homepage

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Linux Outlaws Podcast

August 26th, 2008 No comments

Linux Outlaws is a weekly podcast, primarily about Linux, but also covering other open source goodness. The hosts of the show are Fabian Scherschel in Germany, and Dan Lynch in the UK. The show is presented in a humorous, laid-back manner, and fills the gap left after the demise of LUG Radio.

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Remotely shutdown a Windows PC from Linux

August 25th, 2008 No comments

A remote Windows PC can easily be shutdown, assuming you have Samba installed on your Linux box, and you have a user account on the Windows PC that has the necessary rights.

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Linux is Not Windows

August 25th, 2008 No comments

OneAndOneIs2 has an article that gives some reasons on why ‘Linux is Not Windows’.

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How to mount an ISO file in Linux

August 25th, 2008 No comments

Sometimes burning an ISO file to a CD-ROM just to access its contents is overkill, but there is another way.

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Inside the Linux Boot Process

August 15th, 2008 No comments

The IBM developerWorks website is filled with many interesting articles. Tonight’s pick is ‘Inside the Linux boot process’. This article guides you from the initial power on through to the user-space being available. However if you really want to get down and dirty with the boot process, then I would suggest having a go at Linux From Scratch.

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