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11Mar/120

Integrated display terminal in Nautilus

shell

Some of you may remember Tilda, the handy application that the touch of a button showed the terminal in a configurable part of the screen. So I see on the official website hosted on sourceforge it seems that the project is stopped by the 2008. I wrote a brief guide on this application because I thought it although small, still useful and worthy of note. In the same spirit today I speak of "nautilus-terminal": another small application that integrates the terminal window in nautilus.

The steps to install it on Ubuntu are a few simple. First, add a PPA repository.

13Oct/110

Mount a remote device in tunneling “sshfs”

tux

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.

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.

29May/102

Mount the remote FTP locally with “curlftpfs”

tux

Today is a little advice to use the 'FTP in a very simple way. Curlftps usually is not automatically installed in major distributions, although this can be easily found in repository. As always, the installation instructions are the usual: "yum -y install curlftpfs" to Red Hat, and "apt-get install curlftpfs" to Debian. Furthermore curlftpfs is a program command line, to my knowledge has not been created yet gui, despite this, the operation is simple and I will not go into explanations:

2Feb/102

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

alien

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.