Installing Git and EPEL Packages on RHEL 5.*

I was looking to install Git on a Linux server running RHEL 5.*. And using the EPEL repos helped me to locate the required Git rpm along with its dependencies. I followed the following steps to install Git: wget rpm -ivh epel-release-latest-5.noarch.rpm yum install git

Shell Script to Detect If the IP Address Is Googlebot

1. Introduction Google has explained here on how to verify if the given IP belongs to Googlebot. So instead of hard-coding all the IPs which might change eventually, Google has suggested doing a DNS lookup using host command on Linux. The steps suggested in the article are: reverse DNS lookup using the IP to get … Read more

Accessing Linux Files from Windows Simplified- Ext2 installable File System

People using dual boot with Windows and Linux and have data spread across different partitions on Linux and Windows will have/are faced/facing the problem of inablity to access files on Linux partitions from Windows. I was using Ubuntu 8.04 extensively some days back before facing some problems which i need to correct. And I was … Read more

Open Source at Microsoft

For people who are parallely interested in Open source but cannot do away with Microsoft, here’s a great resource- CodePlex: What is CodePlex? CodePlex is Microsoft’s open source project hosting web site. You can use CodePlex to create new projects to share with the world, join others who have already started their own projects, or … Read more

Tomboy-Panel for quick access of notes

Tomboy The Ubuntu desktop comes preloaded with a fantastic note-taking application called Tomboy. While the application can be easily accessed from the desktop Applications menu (under the Accessories sub-menu), it can me cumbersome to have to remember to launch this application each time a desktop session is started. Fortunately, the tomboy application can be added … Read more

addrepo – Easiest way to add APT repositories

addrepo is a simple command line interface for easily adding APT repositories to your sources.list Install addrepo in Ubuntu This is very simple process just use the following two commands sudo wget -O /usr/bin/addrepo sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/addrepo Using addrepo addrepo [repository] Now you just replace ‘[repository]’ with a repository name addrepo example addrepo … Read more

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