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13Oct/110

Mount a remote device in tunneling “sshfs”

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Several articles ago I explained how to mount a remote machine via FTP, so that the PC on which we operate is seen as a directory locale. The program used to establish the connection between the two machines is unpronounceable: "curlftpfs". Today we will do the same thing, but the protocol used will be the 'SSH. We will find a number of similarities with the article previously developed, one in all the impronunciabilità the software used: "sshfs".

How much of the useful software, "sshfs" is directly installed via repository. It will be enough to look inside the graphical tool in use at the distribution.

23Sep/110

We recover deleted files with Foremost

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Perhaps not everyone knows that when you delete files from our devices, they are not deleted, but only "hidden" waiting to be overwritten, and it is precisely for this reason that we believe that the files deleted can be recovered (always if you are not already been overwritten).

Foremost is a program open source a command line to Linux that recovers deleted files. It is of extreme simplicity, present in the repository and performs its job without fuss. As stated in the site, Foremost was originally developed for l '"Air Force Office of Special Investigation" U.S., and for the "center studies and research information security and systems". Subsequently was released the source code and even the general public could benefit from the advantages offered by Foremost.

14Jul/112

Alarm-clock: An alarm clock for Linux

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If we have no desire or time to configure cron with the terminal, we can use "alarm-clock", an alarm clock by which you can set of events at fixed times for Linux.

"Alarm-clock" is a small and simple package already present in the repository Ubuntu and Fedora. Ubuntu is installed with the most classic:

$ sudo apt-get install alarm-clock



1Jul/110

The simple backup with “Déjà Dup”

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Apparently a simple interface is not always synonymous with a lack of features. The software we are talking about today is Déjà Dup, a simple tool developed for Gnome, initially only for Fedora 13 and already used by the next unborn home Canonical Ubuntu 11.10.

Although the included software will be released to Ubuntu 11.10, This does not mean that we can not already install and run. Among other things, has long been present in the repositories of Ubuntu is that Fedora.

15Jun/110

Rebuild the database YUM on Fedora 15

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I apologize to readers if these days there have been regular updates on the blog, but it was a period a little 'challenging and the blog has taken a back seat.

Today we talk about GNU / Linux, in addition to Fedora 15 This procedure also applies to older versions of well-.

It may happen that the database is corrupt YUM, happens especially when we install the packages outside of YUM (using "rpm --install <pacchetto.rpm>" or other). The procedure to restore everything to normal is as follows:

13May/110

“Level out” the volume of our MP3 library with MP3Gain

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With the brief advice today we talk about music, or rather how to simplify a perennial problem of those who have a wide libreria MP3 in which each track is ripped to a different volume.

How many times has it happened to put our MP3 player playing and having random every time tinkering with the volume because a song "save", and the other does not feel? The solution is, and is called MP3Gain. MP3Gain is a program open source whose sole purpose is leveling (the technical term is correct "normalize") the output volume of an audio file.

18Oct/100

A small donation can not only be good

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Today nothing technical, Wikipedia examine the case and expand the discussion to open source and communities.

As is well known, Wikipedia does not present any type of advertising between its pages, even conveyed. This is a great advantage for the user, it translates into a disadvantage in terms of income for those who build Wikipedia. So how do you "stand" the entire property? Who pays the web space? The answer is simple: users of goodwill that, the hands of the credit card, decide to donate part of their wealth to philanthropic association of the same name, la Wikimedia Foundation.

20Sep/104

Check a Linux desktop from Windows or Linux with VNC

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In today's post we see how access to a desktop GNU / Linux (which we will call "server") da un pc GNU/Linux o Windows (which we will call "client") with VNC. For today's article, I draw inspiration from an interesting post in English.

Log in to a desktop GNU / Linux from a any other system, located in a anywhere (LAN, internet) using VNC is relatively simple. The result can be obtained regardless of operating system used (GNU/Linux, Windows the Mac OS X). One of the most interesting features is that this procedure can be implemented in a free with a small expenditure of time and without being experts.

8Apr/100

Where is in Fedora “My Computer”

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2Feb/102

Alien will turn to “deb” in “rpm” and vice versa

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Today we see a small handbook for the operation of "alien”, application that converts archives "deb"To Debian in “rpm"To RedHat, and vice versa. Clearly available only for GNU / Linux. Although it is a stable software and regularly updated, “alienshould not be used for the installation of packages important for the system. Alien offers an alternative if they do not exist compiled packages for your distribution, is not suitable to replace the system libraries.