Missed Touchpad Button Clicks

I had gotten this laptop as a gift/hand-me-down from someone else. Since the first thing I did was install Linux, I hadn’t thought otherwise that the buttons hadn’t been treated to well: left-click was very stubborn, often missing on some very obvious pushes. The action/response of the button resembled a sticky button. Because right-click was […]

Setting Up a Scripting Environment

When first starting learning Linux, I didn’t realize lot of it lies beneath the surface. Linux still holds on to it’s developmental roots and a good deal of it’s power can be found directly from the command line. Windows doesn’t have this type of functionality, and though Mac OS X has some of it few […]

For the truly paranoid

I’ve been reinstalling my system as of late (been way too along a comin’) and I realized that I hadn’t set up a firewall yet. This, in turn, had me think how many ports were open. I was up too late and probably had too many cokes by then. I had given myself a dead […]

movietime – Stop Powersaving to Watch a Movie

Getting down to watching you favorite movie on your computer? Start the movie, sit down, grab your snack and ten or so minutes later the screen goes blank. This happens in Linux because the desktop has built-in defaults for display power management (DPMS) and screensaving. Timeout settings can vary from distribution to distribution but they […]

Apple Trailers Fix

As some of you may have found out or read about, Apple trailer downloads for Linux are currently broken. Apple has implemented a Quicktime user agent check prior to downloading. Personally I agree with the decision because Apple is concerned about the quality of reproduction (though Apple trailers still play with an odd hue on […]

Installing Perl Modules Manually

If you do Perl programming or if a program you have needs a perl module, you could download and compile it manually but the easier way would be to use CPAN (the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network). CPAN First thing you should do is see if your distribution has it in it’s packages repository so that […]

A Better Link

Update: This script has been updated, look at it, here.

Week of bash scripts – rps and commentstrip

These two scripts will respectively: find if a program is running, and strip-comments from text files. The first is useful if you need to see if the program is running or if you need to kill the process with it’s id, comment strip is a good tool to use if posting configurations on forums as […]

Week of bash scripts – grok and cdf

These two scripts are two different find commands. The first (grok) will list all files in a directory recursively that contain a matched string; the second will locate a file/folder and the change to it’s directory. Neither of these are mine (though slightly edited), I’ve gotten them from the Arch forums where they have a […]

Week of bash scripts – Unpack

As the antithesis of yesterdays pack command there is unpack. Unpack This script was originally written by brisbin33 in the Arch forums (beautiful work man) and is slightly-modified. It will unpack most compressed file formats. Syntax is: unpack <archive.ext>

A week of bash scripts – Pack

Hello blogweb, this week I’ll be posting some of my bash scripts that I use on a regular basis. To begin: Pack I tend to do quite a bit of compressing files for uploading and I cannot always seem to remember the options and order of those options that tar needs. So I built a […]


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