General Items of Interest

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Linux User Groups:

How to undelete files in Linux:

Hyperterminal alternative in Linux/Ubuntu:

    • Minicom: sudo apt-get install minicom

File Structure Intro:

Linux Manuals:


Linux LVM (Logical Volume Management):


5 Ways to screen cast your Linux Desktop: 5 ways. Popular app – Istanbul.


Desktop Recording:


WIKI’s of note (besides MediaWiki):

  • DokuWiki: Flat file wiki, no DB needed, just PHP and Apache. No WYSIWYG editor. Linux.com did an article on the project.

Media Player worth watching: Elisa.

Audio editor and multitrack recorder: Traverso DAW.

35 of the top Linux distros & how they got their name.

Linux SCREEN command (howto’s for reference):



Recovery of deleted files & directories (resierFS):

Peer to Peer Related (Linux)

Newbish items (Linux Related)


  • Linus Torvalds Interviews: 1, 2.
  • Chmod Notes:


Blogging Tools:




GPS Related:

More Misc:

The first digit is user, then group, then everybody else. The digits are definied below:

7 – Read, Write, Execute
6 – Read, Write
5 – Read, Execute
4 – Read
3 – Write, Execute
2 – Write
1 – Execute

How to speed up SSH logins in Ubuntu clients:

Edit the /etc/ssh/ssh_config file using the following command

sudo vi /etc/ssh/ssh_config

Comment out the following lines (add a # at the beginning of the line)

GSSAPIAuthentication yes
GSSAPIDelegateCredentials no

Note: In Ubuntu GUTSY (7.10), you will want to uncomment all the lines starting with GSSAPI lines (remove the # sign) from the /etc/ssh/ssh_config file, then your SSH login will be instantaneous.

save the file and exit

How to mount .ISO files and interact with the contents over a virtual directory:

This is easy in Linux. First you must make a directory for the mount to exist in (you may create the directory as a non-root user).

$ mkdir /home/username/iso

Then, simply mount the ISO making reference to the directory you just made …

$ mount NameOfTheISO.iso /home/username/iso -o loop

The loop device is a device driver that allows an image file to be mounted as though it were a normal block device, such as a CDROM.

“When you’re done, simply unmount the ISO …

$ umount /home/username/iso

RSYNC Sample command:

rsync -ra --progress --size-only /home/joe/mounts/99_L /media/disk/source


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