Linuxfest 2013, mass mail...

Today while I had to send out emails to attendees of Linuxfest 2013, I sat down thinking of a way to mass-mail. The emails should display the name of attendees so that they may notify
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Microsoft Windows Command Line Cheat-Sheet

I can imagine my friends’ sarcastic smiles when they will read this post. Being an open source advocate I don’t often write about Microsoft Windows or other proprietary software. Well, during the day I
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find – explained through a screencast

I usually enjoy my Sunday doing something new, creative … like a few months back I started drawing. Then I paused but I think I’ll get back to drawing soon. Anyway, drawing will be for
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Bootable Linux Pendrive

Many times I’ve seen people asking how to make a Linux bootable USB drive. These tools should be helpful if you’re running a Linux desktop already: – UNetbootin – USB ImageWriter However my favorite utility
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KDE: Trash has reached its maximum size

Ever came across an error in KDE saying “The trash has reached its maximum size! Cleanup the trash manually.” ? First check the metadata file from the trash folder to see if the size is consistent
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xargs - command-line arguments

xargs is a nice utility that works in conjunction with pipes to construct argument lists and pass the same to other utilities. Here’s how I’d search and remove all HTML files: find . -name
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Compile and install Linux kernel 3.9

Yesterday while still at work I read the latest Linux kernel had better support for SSD drives and all. I checked on software.opensuse.org and the latest build was for version 3.8.9
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Send mail from command line

Ever needed to send a mail from the command line. It’s pretty simple (provided you already have a mail transfer agent running such as postfix or sendmail). echo “Type email content here” | mail -s
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dd to backup hard drive

A friend gave me his 10 yrs old broken laptop which he had kept among junk for years. He asked me if it was possible to retrieve his emails from the laptop. Obviously my answer
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