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How to Install Windows Vista from a high speed USB 2.0 Flash Drive

WHY INSTALL FROM USB FLASH DRIVE? Why would someone want to install a client OS from a thumb drive instead of a DVDROM or over the network?  One reason:  Performance.  Installing Windows Vista from a high speed USB flash drive is in my experience the easiest & fastest way to complete a Windows Vista install.  This is much(…)

How to Extremely Powerful Linux Password Sniffer

Password Sniffer on Linux? Yep, we all need to be informed of passwords being sniffed out! I would not entail those details and cover specific issues of identifying your network securities as that would be large enough to be covered here and case to case basis. However, those two words are being mentioned here and(…)

How to Lightning Speed Big Claws

Who gets tired of Thunderbird and Evolution mail client software? How about, “You’ve Got Claws Mail!” Do you want to try a new GTK+-based lightweight but heavy duty email client for linux? Let’s give Claws a shot. What is Claws? Claws Mail is an email client (and news reader), based on GTK+, which offers a(…)

How to Convert First Letter of Dir Folder to Uppercase

Well, if we can convert the first letter of each lines from a text file, we can use the same approach to convert the first letter of a directory or folder name to its uppercase as well, simply add the linux mv command. If you have hundreds of directory name in one location that starts(…)

Shell: Shortcut To Last Command Line Argument

Have you noticed at times that you have been entering same command line parameter over and over again during a certain portion of your shell works? Have you ever been tired of entering the last command line argument over and over again? Here’s a quick and simple short tip on how to execute shortcut combination(…)

How to Identify your IPv4/IPv6 Loopback Address

Most likely, administrators are familiar with IPv4 and IPv6 loop back address. The need to identify and reach IPv4/IPv6 loop back IP addresses remains basic but a need to know knowledge. Here’s a quick entry on how to identify IPv4/IPv6 loop back address status. Read on. IPv4 Loop back Address IPv4 loopback address typically refers(…)

How to Copy and Paste A Text File into Another Text File via Terminal

Let us view two example of text files namelyh textfile1.txt and textfile2.txt # cat textfile1.txt RedHat Fedora CentOS # cat textfile2.txt Enterprise Version Core Version 9 Linux Distro Now, let us merge or combine two text files using the linux paste command # paste textfile1.txt textfile2.txt result: RedHat Enterprise Version Fedora Core Version 9 CentOS(…)

How to Join Two Text Files with Common Columnar Field via Terminal

HowTo: Join Two Text Files with Common Columnar Field via Terminal Say we have two text files, namely test1.txt and test2.txt, with data content as follows # cat test1.txt first Fedora second Redhat third CentOS # cat test2.txt first Core 9 second Enterprise Version third Free OS Now, the simplest approach to merge data contents(…)

How to Retrieve Current Latitude and Longtitude from Linux

Do you know your exact zone longitude and latitude coordinates? Knowing your current zone coordinates won’t hurt a bit. Here’s how to retrieve latitude and longitude coordinates inside your linux box via terminal. To pinpoint your latitude and longitude of your current location from your Fedora box, follow the following command sample How to Retrieve(…)

How to Prevent Non-Root From Rebooting/Shutting Down The System

Have you experienced a scenario where your users make use of reboot or halt command? Did somebody user just reboot your own server? Do you want to prevent your users from shutting down your linux box or even rebooting it? Here’s a quick entry on how to prevent users from rebooting or shutting down your(…)

HowTo: Prevent Non-Root From Rebooting/Shutting Down The System

Have you experienced a scenario where your users make use of reboot or halt command? Did somebody user just reboot your own server? Do you want to prevent your users from shutting down your linux box or even rebooting it? Here’s a quick entry on how to prevent users from rebooting or shutting down your(…)

How to Start or Stop Window Services using Batch file in Vista/XP/2003/2000

any times people forget what the services do or forget to restart the important ones. Services can be easily changed by creating batchfiles. The important commands are the following NET START – starts the serviceNET STOP – ends the service Before starting this we need to make sure which service you want to start or(…)