Tag: Linux

[one-liners] Find Reverse Depends of a Package

Sometimes you have a package installed and you want to know what other packages depend on it (such as a lib package). This one-liner only works on Debian/Ubuntu (apt/dpkg) based systems, but I’m sure a simmilar method works for rpm

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Apt-cacher-ng Toggle Proxy on Hosts

Hi everyone and happy Festivus!! So I was at my parents this morning for one of those non-secular holidays for gifts, and of course I bring my Linux laptop. After the festivities of gift giving, I pop open my lappy

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Raspberry Pi Scanner Server

It’s come time that we (my fiancĂ© and I) required the use of a color printer. My B/W Laser wasn’t going to cut it this year for her class room printings. So we went out an picked up an Epson

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Triple Monitor Gaming with Nvidia Graphics on Linux

I’ve been gaming exclusivity on Arch Linux for some time now, but one thing that I have been longing for is Triple Monitor Gaming that our M$ Windows counterparts have been enjoying for some time now. I have an Nvidia

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Command fu: a function to find the fastest free DNS server

timeDNS() { parallel -j0 –tag dig @{} “$*” ::: | grep Query | sort -nk5; } http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/14188/a-function-to-find-the-fastest-free-dns-server

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Runs Linux: Scientists Use Ubuntu to Interpret Hubble Telescope Data – Softpedia

A new documentary about the Hubble space telescope was just released on Nova, and a Reddit user pointed out that one of the scientists was using Linux to manage the data provided by the telescope. Read more at Softpedia: http://linux.softpedia.com/blog/Scientists-Use-Ubuntu-to-Interpret-Hubble-Telescope-Data-479321.shtml

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Install and Run Android Apps on Linux

Now if only we had this support in Ubuntu touch… That would be the life… Basically, anyone with a computer will be able to get an APK file and get it running inside the Google Chrome browser with a minimum

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[Scripts for Lazy People] ssh-copy-id {id} {host}

Ok I’ll admit it… I can be a bit lazy. If I could script doing the dishes I would. I think it would look a bit like this: But unfortunately this is not the case. However what I can do

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Hardening Ubuntu Security

Mind your ports, patch your shit, and your browser is scary… Ubuntu security isn’t difficult: Hardening your Ubuntu installation is usually a straight forward process. Yet sometimes in our haste, we forget to address important security measures early on. In

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Bash tip: Extracting content from compressed files without the hassle

If you work with file archives that come in many different “flavors”, you might find this little trick to be a handy one. Add a function to your .bash_profile that runs the proper extraction command based on the file’s extension(s).

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