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  10 tools to make your shell script more powerful


Many people mistakenly think that shell scripts can only be run in command line. In fact shell can also call some GUI components such as menus,alert dialogs, progress bar etc. You can control the final output, cursor position and various output effects. Here we introduce some tools which can help you create powerful, interactive and user friendly Unix/Linux shell scripts. 1. notify-send This command can let you inform the process to send a desktop notification to users. This can be used to send ...

   shell,GUI,zenity     2013-04-05 08:50:41


  Using msmtp to replace sendmail


sendmail is a mail client in Linux with many vulnerabilities and tedius configuration steps, many system administrators have disabled using it. Then how do we know what happens if a crontab script executes with error? Actually there are some replacements for sendmail, one is ssmtp, but this application is no longer maintained, we even cannot find its source code on Google. Fortunately, we can use msmtp to replace sendmail. The address : http://msmtp.sourceforge.net/ 1. Installation After downloa...

   sendmail, msmtp, replacement     2012-09-27 11:41:48


  Using vi key bindings in bash and zsh


Takeaway: If you prefer to use vi or vim for command-line editing, you can configure shells to use vi key bindings instead of emacs-style key bindings. Here’s how. By default, most shells use emacs-style key bindings for command-line editing and modification. For users of vi or vim, however, you can instead configure shells to use vi key bindings instead. This is done by editing ~/.bashrc in the case of bash, or ~/.zshrc in zsh and ad...

   vi,Linux,Zsh,bash,key binding     2012-02-07 06:22:36


  7 misunderstandings of DNS resolution


DNS resolution is generally considered as providing mapping between domain name and IP address, for example www.google.com maps to 74.125.71.103. There are two important reasons for doing DNS resolution: IP address is hard to remember, while domain name is human friendly Virtual host may access different contents according to the header of the host domain name(sub-domain name) Some webmasters may have some unreasonable requirements when doing DNS resolution. It mainly because they are not very...

   DNS resolution,misunderstanding     2012-10-20 12:57:16


  Create cron job on CentOS


These two days, I am building a website and deploying it on a VPS server which uses CentOS 5. I don't have cPanel or Plesk for my account, so I need to install and configure everything myself including Apache, PHP, MySQL and FTP server, also today's topic cron job. Since my website has a ranking algorithm to calculate the rankings of each link and update the ranking on database and I need to calculate the rankings every 5 minutes, so I think to use cron jobs. Here are what I have done which may ...

   cron job,crontab,CentOS,linux,php,example     2012-06-11 09:23:45


  Java code to retrieve Bing background image path


When Microsoft presented their search engine Bing, this new design gave us some surprise, especially its background images, they are very beautiful and it will change every day. But   unfortunately we cannot save the image onto our PC by right clicking the mouse.  After some research on its source code, I found a feasible but not so sophisticated way to achieve this, we can retrieve the image path from the source code and then use this path we can download the image. This is just to sh...

   Java,Bing,Background image path,URL,Download,Save     2012-05-02 10:51:51


  Google feels the threat from Samsung


In response to Apple's iOS system, Google and Samsung stood on the same side. But with the increase of market share of Samsung Android devices, Google begins to feel the threat from Samsung.On MWC in Barcelona, a group of business executives said Google increasingly worried about Samsung after a private party. Because its equipment has occupied 40% of the Android devices, which could erode the Google advertising service. Google hopes manufacturers such as HTC and HP can challenge Samsung.It is r...

   Google,Samsung,Android     2013-02-27 21:12:17


  Samsung announces Galaxy Note II


Samsung announced Galaxy Note II in today's Mobile Unpacked conference. It has been one year since the first generation of Galaxy Note released in October last year.Galaxy Note Ⅱ is not lighter, but a little thinner compared to Galaxy Note I. It is equipped with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with a 5.5-inch screen. Detailed parameters are as follows: 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor 5.5 inches HD Super AMOLED screen, 1280 x 720 (16:9) 8 megapixel rear camera, 1.9 megapixel front camera 2G RAM, 16/...

   Samsung,Galaxy Note II,Parameters,Price     2012-08-29 20:01:08


  JavaScript: It's a Language, Not a Community


There's nothing like jsconf for bringing out the meta! Since the conference ended two blog posts have created a lot of buzz, at least within my own twitter bubble. First, Rebecca Murphey's JavaScript: It's a Language, Not a Religion. I take Rebecca's post as a cautionary tale about the dangers of hero-worship and the tendency to assume that the people we respect in one sphere share our views in other spheres. I bring it up here not because I want to discuss the content of her post but b...

   JavaScript,Language,Community     2012-04-07 10:37:40


  Why Firefox Isn't Doomed


This has been a rough year for Mozilla and its Firefox team. Once the darling of the Web and the champion of the oppressed against Microsoft and Internet Explorer, Firefox is facing stiff competition from its primary benefactor and backlash from users. Chrome also seems to be the preferred browser of Web developers. Naturally, this means speculation about the future of Firefox. Has Firefox had better years? Absolutely. Does this mean that Firefox is "doomed"? Not so fast. Google Will Pro...

   Firefox,Market share,Competition,Google     2011-12-15 07:39:27