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Clean the boot partition of ubuntu OS

Every time you installed a new Linux kernel, it left a footprint in the grub_config, making the boot menu longer each time. Furthermore, it clogs the boot partition of the Ubuntu system. When the boot partition is full, you will … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 12.0.4 TLS turn on/off upstart service

Origianlly, rcconf works for the old version of the Ubuntu system nicely. Unfortunately Ubuntu has converted many jobs/services to upstart. rcconf can no longer do much about these services. At askubunt.com site has nice article talking about how to deal … Continue reading

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Use FTP command line client to copy folders

ncftp NcFTP Client (also known as just NcFTP) is a set of FREE application programs implementing the File Transfer Protocol (FTP).The current version is: 3.2.5 (January 17, 2011). The program has been in service on UNIX systems since 1991 and is a popular alternative to the standard FTP … Continue reading

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How to mount a samba shared folder (Ubuntu x Ubuntu)

Question I have a server for development (Ubuntu 12.04). On that machine, I have a shared folder named “projects”. I tried sudo mount -t smbfs smb://192.168.2.28/projects/myProject /mnt/myProject on my Ubuntu 11.10 and got the error: Mounting cifs URL not implemented … Continue reading

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VB Script to automate unzipping files in Windows System

The following VB Script can be used to automate unzipping zip files in Windows OS. sub unzipfile(zipfile) ‘The location of the zip file. ZipFile= “.\” & zipfile & “.zip” ‘The folder the contents should be extracted to. ExtractTo=”.\” & zipfile … Continue reading

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