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Tail More Than One File at a Time

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MultiTail is an improvement on the well-known program tail, which allows you to view multiple files at the same time in the same window. It colorizes them...

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Created by kaeser 5 years 3 days ago – Made popular 5 years 2 days ago
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10 dirty little secrets you should know about working in IT

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Anyone who’s been in the tech field for a while knows that IT harbors a few surprises - and not all of them are good ones. TechRepublic editor in chief Jason Hiner put together this list of some hidden aspects of the IT profession.

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5 Simple APT Tips for Debian and Ubuntu, Part II

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Several months ago I created an article with 5 APT (Advanced Packaging Tool) tips for both Debian and Ubuntu available here. APT is the package manager in Debian and Debian-based distributions, like Ubuntu. Here's part two of that article, with 5 more tips and tricks for APT.

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Speed-Typing in Vim With Maps and Abbreviations

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Vim is still one of the most powerful text editors out there. One of its more useful features is that it allows you to set up your own abbreviations and mappings. These can speed up the typing of stock phrases or do far more complicated things. Enter these in command mode to try them out, or add them to your ~/.vimrc (without the initial colon) if you want them to stay.

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6 Bash Productivity Tips

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1. Use !!
Typing !! followed by Enter will bring back and execute the last command (same as Ctrl+P followed by Enter).

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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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Get The Most Out Of KDE4’s Folderview Widget

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One of the most innovative and simultaneously controversial features of KDE 4 is the Plasma widget, Folderview. Simply put, it allows a user to display the contents of a file system folder within a widget on the desktop.

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10 handy Firefox about:config hacks

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If you really want to fine-tune your Firefox functionality, you have to roll up your sleeves and tinker with the about:config page.

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Learn to Master WordPress Platform

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WordPress is a blogging program that is gaining both popularity and converts. Consequently, there are many books available to help you learn how to best use WordPress, whether you have an account on the WordPress.com site or a site hosted elsewhere running WordPress.

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Use a Different Color for the Root Shell Prompt

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Reader Chris writes in with an excellent tip that changes the prompt to red when using the root account from the terminal—as a reminder to be more careful.

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100 tips to help you work smarter with Firefox

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The beauty of using Firefox is the control that it extends to users, and there are almost limitless ways that it can be tweaked. Here are our 100 favourite tips, tweaks and add-ons to get the most from your favourite browser.

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More Linux tips every geek should know

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We asked our followers on Identi.ca and Twitter what kind of articles they wanted us to put up. KeithWatson1 responded with "I would love to see desktop tip articles", so here goes...

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7 Ways to Stop Uncle Sam from Spying On You

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You say you have no secrets. Your life's an open book. You have nothing to hide. But still, do you really want to make it easy for Uncle Sam -- or anyone else for that matter -- to rifle through your contact lists, read your e-mails or monitor your cash flow? Probably not.
But privacy advocates say it's never been easier for the government to collect information about you.

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Linux tips every geek should know

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What separates average Linux users from the super-geeks? Simple: years spent learning the kinds of hacks, tricks, tips and techniques that turn long jobs into a moment's work. If you want to get up to speed without having to put in all that leg-work, we've rounded up over 50 easy-to-learn Linux tips to help you work smarter and get the most from your computer. Enjoy!

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KDE 4.2: Ten Tips for Getting Started

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Over the last year, the KDE 4 releases have suffered frequently hostile receptions. To help bring you up to speed, here are ten tips for understanding and working with KDE 4.2. They aren't exhaustive by any means -- but they should be enough to make you comfortable moving around KDE 4.2 so that you can discover other changes on your own.

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