Searching the haystack with grep
by Nitin Venkatesh

Short Version Syntax: grep [options] pattern [file] -i: ignore case of pattern -v: reverse search -n: display line numbers of lines matching pattern -c: display total count of number of lines matching pattern -e: used to specify multiple patterns Long ...

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Opera Linux has system border support, more stable than ever
1 week, 3 days ago by Roland Taylor

Well, kind of. As of the latest release, 24.0.1558.3, Opera on Linux has support for system borders, but it seems to only work if you are running under a session other than Unity. Also, Under Unity, you still get right aligned Window controls no matter what setting you've chosen. This should be terribly hard to get used to, but it ...

Monitoring webpages with Last-Modified and ETag headers
2 weeks ago by Nitin Venkatesh

Most sites have a lot going on in their HTTP headers which can sometimes help us easily identify if the web page has changed since the last time we visited it. This ofcourse depends on if the server responds with these headers and has been configured correctly to reflect any changes in the headers. Enough said, so when we query ...


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Viewing text files on Linux - cat, head, tail, more and less
3 weeks, 3 days ago by Nitin Venkatesh

A lot of times, we have the need to view text files on a Linux box, whether it be logs or scripts or what have you. This post is more like a cheat-sheet for me on using the cat, head, tail, more and less commands, but with examples and some screenshots. Short version head <filename>- View the top few lines ...


Installing Ubuntu Touch on a Nexus 5
4 weeks, 1 day ago by Nathan Osman

I am really excited about writing this article. Ubuntu Touch has come a long way in the last few months and I was thrilled to be able to finally try it out on a Nexus 5. What follows is a brief overview of the process as well as some screenshots. But first, a warning. Warning! Flashing system images to your ...


Installing PHPMyAdmin on Ubuntu
1 month, 1 week ago by Nitin Venkatesh

I had to install PHPMyAdmin today and I encountered a little glitch. So here's me documenting it. It is assumed that you've already installed and setup your LAMP stack. If not, Step 0: Installing LAMP Stack $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install tasksel && sudo tasksel install lamp-server Step 1: Install PHPMyAdmin on Ubuntu $ sudo apt-get update ...


Audacity, FFMpeg and Libav
1 month, 3 weeks ago by Roland Taylor

Audiophiles on Ubuntu, breathe a collective sigh of relief. After much frustration, there is finally a solution to the lack of FFMpeg support in Audacity. Apparently, the problem lay not in Debian/Ubuntu's move from FFMpeg to the much contested fork, but in Audacity's own usage of an outdated version of FFMpeg. However, a new patch has landed, and will be ...


What Articles Would You Like to Read?
2 months, 2 weeks ago by Nathan Osman

Here at 2buntu, we have a single goal: to bring relevant news, tips, and tutorials to you, the reader. In order to do that, we search the Internet for content that we believe would be valuable reading material for the typical Ubuntu user. Sometimes we throw in some of our own experience for good measure. One of the things that ...


Flappy Gnome: A Flappy Bird Clone (And Tutorial) In Vala
2 months, 2 weeks ago by Roland Taylor

If you are mourning the loss of Flappy Bird, and the abject lack of clones (okay, I'm being sarcastic, I admit), then mourn no more! Robert Roth, a Gnome developer, has created a usable clone (in Vala) for the Linux desktop. Along with that, he's written a tutorial for fellow coders (integral with the code as comments). The entire application ...


8 Days Left To Support Project Gooseberry!
2 months, 4 weeks ago by Roland Taylor

You may (or may not) have heard, but the Blender Foundation (and many from around the world) are working on what will be the first feature open feature film! I won't bother to go into a myriad of details, but I will say this: Project Gooseberry Needs You! If you can donate, do it! All the information you need is ...