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Jun 22 2009

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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Jan 07 2009

Playing with Git

Git is a version control system (VCS) software that is used for source code management (SCM). There are several examples of VCS software, such as CVS and SVN. What makes Git different is that it is a distributed VCS, that is, a DVCS. Being a DVCS, when you use Git you create fully capable local …

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Aug 08 2007

Cannot write Greek Polytonic in Linux

For up to date instructions for Greek and Greek Polytonic see How to type Greek, Greek Polytonic in Linux. The following text is kept for historical purposes. Greek and Greek Polytonic now works in Linux, using the default Greek layout. General Update: If you have Ubuntu 8.10, Fedora 10 or a similarly new distribution, then …

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Feb 17 2007

For how long have I been using my computer?

Do you want to check how many hours you have been using your computer/laptop? Do you want to find out if that second-hand hard disk salesman is saying the truth? Are you about to buy a second-hand laptop that had been used only sparingly? You can figure out what’s going on, with the help of …

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Jun 09 2006

How to easily modify a program in your Ubuntu?

Suppose we want to change the functionality of an Ubuntu application but we do not want to go into all the trouble of finding the source code, installing in /usr/local/, breaking dependencies with original versions and so on. Let’s change Character Map (gucharmap), and specifically change the default font size from 20pt to 14pt, so …

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Oct 23 2005

The return

I just arrived back home. I was flying with Ali. The trip was quite tiring but we managed to pull through. Rustam was really helpfull, he picked us up on time at midnight (there was an city electricity cut) and we reached the airport swiftly. There, we waited a bit at the queue to check …

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Sep 13 2004

iso-8859-7 ή….. utf-8;

Ασφαλώς και utf-8! Δυστυχώς δεν έχει περάσει ακόμα το μήνυμα για προτίμηση του Unicode (κωδικοποίηση utf-8) αντί του iso-8859-7. Πριν από μερικά χρόνια υπήρχαν σημαντικές εφαρμογές που δεν μπορούσαν να απεικονίσουν αλφαριθμητικά με κωδικοποίηση utf-8, ωστόσο αυτό έχει αλλάξει και δενυπάρχει δικαιολογία μη-μετάβασης. Με την κωδικοποίηση iso-8859-7 μπορείς να απεικονίσεις μόνο αγγλικά και ελληνικά, με …

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