Example FTP Session in UNIX

UNIX has a very powerful command line interface, and one of the things that you can do is remotely access a UNIX server. FTP is one such remote protocol that allows for the transfer of files easily. This FTP example shows how to copy, rename, and delete files. ftp alvinpoh.com This just means you want to open a FTP connection to the ftp server at “alvinpoh.com”. Once connected, you’ll be prompted to log in using a username and password. There

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Common Useful UNIX Commands

If you’re new to UNIX-based systems (e.g. Linux), the interface can be daunting, especially since there’s no GUI, and you might need to use the shell command line interface to remotely access a computer. There are a few basic UNIX commands for performing common tasks that you should know of, which allows you to navigate and interact with the system. MOVING & CHANGING DIRECTORIES cd dirname This command allows you to specify the directory name that you want to move

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How To Disable Autorun/Autoplay in Windows XP On All Drives

Windows come default with features that supposedly make our lives more convenient. But as a result of these features, a lot of computers are pretty much vulnerable. One such feature is the autoplay or autorun feature that kicks in whenever you pop in a CD/DVD/USB thumbdrive/USB HDD. Once you plug in the device, Windows will cheerfuly ask you how you want to open your files, hence the term autoplay or autorun. Well, you need to DISABLE THIS FEATURE NOW. On

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Slow Windows XP? Here Are Some XP Tweaks!

I HAVE to tweak windows, because the basic setup just doesn’t do it for me. Here are some tweaks that I use: Slow Start Menu? Make the Start Menu show faster by changing the registry entry HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Control Panel/Desktop/ShowMenuDelay from the default 400 to 0. Cluttered Start Menu? Use the classic start menu! And remove unnecessary entries such as Recent Documents and the Help option with these two tweaks: [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer] “NoRecentDocsMenu”=dword:00000001 [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced] “NoStartMenuHelp”=dword:00000001

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Bash and Zsh Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts save steps and knowing these few shortcuts when working on the command-line can save a lot of time and typing. Ctrl-A: Moves to the beginning of the current line Ctrl-E: Moves to the end of the current line Alt-F: Moves the cursor forward one word on the current line Alt-B: Moves the cursor backwards one word on the current line Ctrl-U: Clears the characters on the line before the current cursor position Ctrl-K: Clears the characters on the

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Desktop Search Review: Google vs Yahoo X1 vs Copernic

I never did use any desktop search programs until recently, when I discovered that I was searching through my files the old-and-slow way. For instance, if I needed to look for a string of text such as “John was a boy”, my old method was to open up Dreamweaver and have it search for source code in the folder that I specified. Pretty neat, but there’s an easier and faster way – desktop search engines. What’s Desktop Search For? You

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