Todd Partridge (Gently)


The ~/.bashrc is a the bash shells’ setting file. The ~/.bashrc can also be used to specify other bash shell related items like abbreviating commands and creating shortcuts. Here is my ~/.bashrc, all bells, no whistles.

The ABC’s of creating MP3s

Being content with GUI ripping software was something that didn’t happen to me using Linux. I had expected my music player software to handle `the task but I can’t remember any that did (not remembering to me is the same as working poorly I’m discovering). As for stand-alone rippers I haven’t heard any that were […]

Bash Script Templates

The basic and expanded templates I use to begin most of my bash scripts: template-basic template

Syntax Highlighting in Blog Posts with Vim

Update: Reader Elder Marco has pointed out that does have support for syntax highlighting of source code built-in (which I had never heard of before) that might be a preferred alternative for some. An example of both is below. Vim is a great all-around editor, it also does very good at syntax highlighting. With […]

Ubuntu Oneiric: Final Touches

Note: A month ago I meant to write this article but experienced hardware issues. I wrote that in places that Oneiric was slow… I was wrong. Apologize for any inconvenience. Here are some edits, additions, and subtractions that help complete the feel of the of Ubuntu’s 11.10 Oneiric desktop. Note that a couple modifications are […]

Western Digital My Book Essential External Hard Drive on Linux

I decided to sell my desktop computer and use my laptop exclusively, I had no need to keep another computer and since I was only using it for doing backups I decided it would be better to save some space. I choose to get a Western Digital because they have been so reliable to me […]

DisplaySize in xorg.conf… uhgg!

Update: This turns out to be done by xrandr which the server hands off to now for dynamic use of monitors. man xrandr even reports that it is trying to keepaconstant DPI. Not sure just why it is doing it, but found a good way to get it done. I just got a new […]

A Journey of Fidelity (As Luck Has It)

A few weeks ago, my monitor kept blanking out on me. I’d been having a couple troubles with X crashes so I attributed them to that. I had been wanting to change my partitioning scheme so I decided to just re-install and use the older version for awhile (thinking the problem came after an update). […]

A Beautiful fstab

I know what partitions I have and like to know what is mounted and where. To do this, I keep a tidy static filesystem file (/etc/fstab). I use labels instead of UUID’s just because they look nicer, but also because this allows me to resize them if need be. It’s hard to go wrong with […]

Mounting a Windows NTFS Partition as a Regular User (Ubuntu)

To be able to mount a Windows NTFS partition in Linux as a regular user (e.g. mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/Windows), rebuilding the driver with internal FUSE (Filesystem in USErspace) support is required, and then setting correct permissions is needed. Download and Compile First setting a couple variables eases the process: blddir=~/Downloads/build # A good place to […]

Storing login/password Websites in a File

I find that it is a good idea to update my Internet passwords from time to time. Previously to do so, I opened Firefox’s Preferences window and then went to the Saved Passwords window. From here, I’d toggle between Firefox and the Saved Passwords window, goto the sites that were listed, and change the password. […]


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