Monthly Archives: September 2009

GNU/Linux Command – WHICH

which — Shows the location of (shell) commands. Summary: which will search for the given command in the PATH and prints the full path of the executables that would have been executed when this command had been entered at the shell prompt. Example…

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GNU/Linux Command – TIMEOUT

timeout — Send a signal to a program after a certain timeout. Summary: ‘timeout’ executes a program (with arguments args) and sends a signal (like KILL, TERM etc) to it after a certain amount of seconds. It is from NetaTalk Project. Examples: [co…

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GNU/Linux Command – DIALOG

OpenCores.org Project is a loose collection of Free/Open Hardware modules. Currently the emphasis is on Digital Modules called ‘CORES’. URL: http://www.opencores.org/ dialog — Show interactive Dialog boxes from shell. Summary: Dialog is a program…

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GNU/Linux Command – C++DECL

c++decl — Create/Explain C++ Type Declarations. Summary: Cdecl is a program for encoding and decoding C/C++ type declarations in English language. Both cdecl and c++decl are same program. cdecl will use C notation and c++decl use C++. It can run …

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GNU/Linux Command – CDECL

cdecl — Create/Explain C Type Declarations. Summary: Cdecl is a program for encoding and decoding C type declarations in English language. It can run in interactive (shell-like) and non interactive mode (command line arguments). In the interactiv…

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GNU/Linux Command – CHKCONFIG

chkconfig — Update/Show runlevel information for system services. Summary: ‘chkconfig’ provides a simple command-line tool for maintaining the /etc/rc[0-6].d directory hierarchy by relieving system administrators of the task of directly manipulat…

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GNU/Linux Command – PRINTENV

printenv – Print All/Part of Environment Summary: `printenv’ prints environment variables with its Name and Value. Examples: [code] $ printenv -- Print all Env variables and its value. $ printenv HOSTNAME -- Print HOSTNAME value. $ printenv SHELL ...

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GNU/Linux Command – SETFONT

setfont — Load EGA/VGA console screen font. Summary: The setfont command reads a font file and loads it into the EGA/VGA character generator and optionally outputs the previous font. It can also load various mapping tables and output the previous…

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GNU/Linux Command – OD

International Open Source Network (IOSN) is released a detailed FOSS Localization Guide to assists people in localizing FOSS applications. URL: http://www.iosn.net/l10n/localization-guide/ od — Dump files in Octal and other formats. Summary: ‘od’…

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My experience in organizing a Software Freedom Day 2009 Event

Here is my experience in organizing a SFD on behalf of ILUGC. This is the 3rd SFD event, in which I involved as a ILUGC co-ordinator. By the mid of the July, my friend Thiyagu told me that, informally he got the permission to conduct SFD at B.M.Bi…

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