Monthly Archive: July 2014

Jul 31 2014

Link: Raspberry Pi B+ with Asterisk and chan_dongle on Arch Linux

It is possible to build a small unexpensive box for making and receiving GSM calls and SMS. … When travelling outside the country, it is interesting to be reachable and be able to perform outgoing calls through VoIP without paying roaming fees. A Raspberry Pi can be transformed into a cheap VoIP box that routes VoIP/GSM …

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Jul 30 2014

Link: Install YouTube-DL – A Command Line Video Download Tool for Linux

youtube-dl is a Python based small command-line tool that allows to download videos from, Dailymotion, Google Video, Photobucket, Facebook, Yahoo, Metacafe, Depositfiles and few more similar sites. It written in pygtk and requires Python interpreter to run this program, it’s not platform restricted. It should run on any Unix, Windows or in Mac OS …

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Jul 29 2014

Link: Linux File System Explained: Boot Loading, Disk Partitioning, BIOS, UEFI and File System Types

The concept of boot loading, disk partitioning, partition table, BIOS, UEFI, File system types, etc. is little known to most of us. We comes across these terminology very often but rarely took the pain to know these and their meaning in details. This article in an effort to fulfil this gap in the most easiest …

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Jul 28 2014

Link: Backtick (`) symbol in Linux Shell Scripting

One of the most useful features of shell scripts is the lowly back quote character, usually called the backtick (`) in the Linux world. Be careful—this is not the normal single quotation mark character you are used to using for strings. Because it is not used very often outside of shell scripts, you may not …

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Jul 27 2014

Link: How to Merge Directory Trees in Linux

How to merge two directory trees with similar layout into a third directory? Let us consider the following example to understand the problem. Full article here: How to Merge Directory Trees in Linux (LinOxide)

Jul 26 2014

Link: How to Fix a Mangled Partition Table on Linux

Well there I was, rebuilding a router and having a good time when I accidentally damaged the partition table on my main Linux installation, which is a GUID partition table, or GPT. Figure 1 (above) shows the cheery message that greeted me at boot. How did this happen? I was installing Voyage Linux on a …

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Jul 25 2014

Link: 8 Pratical Examples of Linux “Touch” Command

In Linux every single file is associated with timestamps, and every file stores the information of last access time, last modification time and last change time. So, whenever we create new file, access or modify an existing file, the timestamps of that file automatically updated. In this article we will cover some useful practical examples …

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Jul 24 2014

Link: How To Pin an External Drive to the Windows 7 Taskbar

Do you have an external drive connected to your Windows 7 computer and would like to access it from the Taskbar? Here we show you a work around that will allow you to pin it to Taskbar. Full article here: How To Pin an External Drive to the Windows 7 Taskbar (How-To Geek)

Jul 23 2014

Link: 15 Useful Bash Shell Built-in Commands (With Examples)

Bash has several commands that comes with the shell (i.e built inside the bash shell). When you execute a built-in command, bash shell executes it immediately, without invoking any other program. Bash shell built-in commands are faster than external commands, because external commands usually fork a process to execute it. In this article let us …

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Jul 22 2014

Link: Fix Duplicate Icons on Your Windows 7/8/8.1 Taskbar

The revised taskbar introduced with Windows 7 has been a real benefit to users, making it possible to always have frequently-used programs ready for action. However, not all developers account for pinned icons: for example, when updating iTunes, it is necessary to remove the icon, and then add it again after completing the update. Without …

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