Tag: command line

The bashrc bash configuration files

The default shell in most Linux distributions is the bash shell. Contrary to all the usability work that has been done to the GUI, the shell is most neglected area. Depicting a shell is not an easy task; in the screenshot above we only show the default prompt. It has the following disadvantages, It does …

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Designing a command-line translation tool for GNOME

One messy task with GNOME translations is the whole workflow of getting the PO files, translating/updating/fixing them, and then uploading them back. One would need to use command line, and several different commands to accomplish this. KDE and KBabel has a nice feature that allows you to easily grab all translation files, work on them, …

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Localisation issues in home directory folders (xdg-user-dirs)

In new distributions such as Ubuntu 7.10 there is now support for folder names of personal data in your local language. What this means is that ~/Desktop can now be called ~/Επιφάνεια εργασίας. You also get a few more default folders, including ~/Music, ~/Documents, ~/Pictures and so on. This functionality of localised home folders has …

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Ubuntu 7.04 DVD edition 4.3GB: done

Have been trying to download Ubuntu 7.04 DVD edition for the last few days. I use the amazing wget program with the command line looking like wget -c http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/cdimage.ubuntu.com/cdimage/releases/7.04/release/ubuntu-7.04-dvd-i386.iso I started off the download in Windows, and over the course of the days I would interrupt and restart the download depending on what I was …

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Using SVN for GNOME Translators

Update 3rd June 2009: This is a very old post when GNOME was using SVN for the VCS (now we use git). My blog theme does not show the year, so I am writing this in case you are confused by the post. Now GNOME uses SVN to manage the development of the software. To …

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Video playback problems (black) after installing Beryl (or Compiz)

Note: Here we describe a workaround. The proper solution is to fix the graphics drivers and the X.Org X server. Such work is taking place, and for several cases you do not need this workaround. Especially with newer versions of Linux. You just installed your 3D Linux desktop and you are really enthusiastic about it. …

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