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Patching and PPA'ing

I do this so irregularly that I can never remember the proper steps and haven’t been able find a simple source that has all the information I need, so here it is. Get the source with

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Debian/Ubuntu Package Installation Shortcut

Alt-F2 then type

Simple, quick, and should work in any window manager. Just remember that package names are case sensitive and almost always lowercase. Here’s an example where I install XBMC: Then just click Install: This example is with Ubuntu’s … Continue reading

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Easy, automated backups with rdiff-backup

Let me start by saying rdiff-backup is exactly the tool I set out to find when looking for a backup solution. It makes use of librsync so you get all the goodness of the rsync remote-delta optimization algorithm, plus incremental … Continue reading

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Debian RC Script Control

As a former Gentoo user, I had to learn the Ubuntu/Debian way to add service to a system runlevel. For my desktop, I never had to worry about it because, as usual with Ubuntu, a nice GUI is provided to … Continue reading

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