Linux Tar and Symbolic Links…

Some of our programs use symbolic links but some of our new systems don’t support them. Time to tar (archive) and place on a dev server for re-thinking. Ziping or simply downloading will not work (usually) as the symbolic links will break.

In this case tar is our friend! We can use tar to archive and move the files.

To add files to a new archive use:

$ tar cvf archive.tar dirname/

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XFCE/Xubuntu…

Been having a look around the good old xubuntu (Linux Ubuntu using the XFCE window manager), its come along way from XFCE 3. Really love the stuff! If only there was an equivalent to Panics Transmit for linux, xubuntu would be my OS of choice. Just feel more at home on a linux.

Did a little customization on the virtual machine I’m running. Installed gtk2-engines-equinox, then downloaded and extracted the theme Atolm’s archive, paste them in ~/.themes/ and the same download, extract, paste into ~/.icons/ for the AwOken icons. Got the wallpaper from “wallpaper wide”. Played about with some of the transparency settings and of course, the terminal preferences to have the classic, transparent black “000000” background and the green “00FF00” text.

Perhaps going to look into the ClamAV and firewall apps. Maybe get a light weight webserver running with owncloud or something. /Happy_N3rding.

http://wiki.xfce.org/howto/install_new_themes
http://skiesofazel.deviantart.com/art/Atolm-191381339
http://alecive.deviantart.com/art/AwOken-Awesome-Token-1-5-163570862
http://wallpaperswide.com

XFCE/Xubuntu…

Terminal Boredom…

Just a quick note for boredom and Linux Terminal (I SSH to mine of course):

if($you == BORED) echo 'screw with linux terminal';

I would suggest you try out:

  • Lynx – a terminal website browser
  • cmatrix – terminal matrix thingy
  • greed – a kinda terminal puzzle game
  • moon-buggy – a terminal platform game
  • nethack – a full-on hard core (really need to be a massive n3rd to play it, I only lasted 10mins before I gave up) cave exploration game

To install any of them just use the classic:
sudo apt-get install APP_NAME
*replace APP-NAME with the program you want.

Terminal Boredom…

SSH Basics & Server Setup…

Have just managed to get to grips with ssh! (openssh-server & openssh-client) Now from my point of view I’m planning to set up a Ubuntu Desktop (Linux Mint) with SSH so we can VNC/FTP to it over the internet safely.

SSH allows you to set up a safe tunnel between two computers then pump pretty much anything you wan though it, whether that be files or services such as VNC. To use SSH you need a SSH Server on the computer you would like to connect to (im my case the ubuntu) and a SSH client on the computer you wish to connect from; iPhone, iPad, Windows, Mac, Linux etc.

Next, how to install and use SSH.
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