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How to unclutter your Debian source package from autogenerated files

http://theopenhelp.com

It’s quite common that the upstream build system generates/updates some files but does not clean them up properly when you call make clean.

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Created by gokulvarma 3 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 41 weeks ago
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Master file renaming tasks with KRename

http://sourceforge.net

If you haven’t run into a situation where you need to rename multiple files in one go, you haven’t been using a computer for long. When the next time comes, turn to KRename. Its simple graphical interface makes renaming files easy for average users, and it offers a powerful template language for advanced users with more complex renaming tasks.

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Created by JRepin 4 years 17 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 17 weeks ago
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Filelight: Where my disk space has gone?

http://linuxcrunch.com

One task that every one should do it is deleting useless files. If you do not, you will run out of disk space inevitably. Then, you will wonder where my disk space has gone? Filelight is the answer to you. Filelight creates an interactive map of concentric, segmented rings that help visualize disk usage on your computer.

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Created by JRepin 4 years 46 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 46 weeks ago
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Fixing Strange and Peculiar Filenames in Linux

http://www.linuxplanet.com

Sometimes it's the little things that trip us up, like a filename that begins with the wrong character. Juliet Kemp knows what to do when Linux becomes confused and won't operate on a file the way we want it to.

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Created by myspace1999 4 years 50 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 50 weeks ago
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Dealing With Strange Filenames

http://www.serverwatch.com

Occasionally, usually due to an earlier typo, you end up with files with peculiar names. Usually these are easily removable, but if you have a file with a name starting -...rm -file will not work.

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Created by kandykorn 4 years 51 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 51 weeks ago
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Command Line Basics: Join Files With cat

http://tuxtweaks.com

I’ve already shown you how to view files with the cat command. In today’s post I’m going to show you how to use the GNU cat command for its originally intended purpose: for joining multiple files together.

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Created by Linerd 5 years 4 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 4 weeks ago
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Learn Linux, 101: File and directory management

http://www.ibm.com

You've probably heard that everything in Linux is a file, so start on the right path with a solid grounding in file and directory management -- finding, listing, moving, copying, and archiving. You can use this material in this article to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or just to learn for fun.

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Created by gitikaru 5 years 6 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 6 weeks ago
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Switch distributions – Keep your files & settings

http://www.mygnulinux.com

I have been a GNU/Linux user for a year now, and in this time I changed 4-5 distributions. In this process, even when reinstalling the same distro, I wasn’t aware that I could keep the settings and configurations of my applications. The secret is the /home folder, where the GNU/Linux Operating Systems keep the data of the user, the configuration files of the applications installed and much more.

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Created by bruce.almighty 5 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 10 weeks ago
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Finding Files On The Command Line

http://www.howtoforge.com

One of the things I like about Linux is the command line. I have used nautilus, gnome-commander, konqueror, kommander, dolphin and thunar to manage files in Linux and these file managers are great for what they do. But there are times when one simply wants to find a file when working on the command line without having to open a GUI application.

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Created by keyboardninja 5 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 11 weeks ago
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Find the package a file is from

http://fosswire.com

Have a file on in your system that you just can't figure out where it came from? Searching for the name in Synaptic doesn't help? About ready to heave your weary keyboard out the window in an administrative rage? Fear not, dpkg to the rescue!

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Created by higrade2 5 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 25 weeks ago
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Indexing offline CD-ROM archives

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Suppose you’ve been good (or sort of good anyway), and you have a huge stack of CD-ROMs (or DVDs) with backups and archives of your old files. Great. But how can you find anything? I solved this problem today by making an index of all the files stored on these disks using a few simple GNU command line tools.

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Created by tony 6 years 28 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 28 weeks ago
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