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Open Source Beyond Software
by Michael Stutz
Software isn't the only thing that can be open source. Michael Stutz shows us how to apply the open source philosophy to other projects. [08/01/2000]

Helix GNOME: Unix For Humans
by Daniel Solin
Daniel Solin introduces a special distribution of the GNOME desktop developed to provide an easy-to-use and easy-to-install open source desktop. [07/27/2000]

Linux and the Tools Philosophy
by Michael Stutz
Michael Stutz explains the Unix tools philosophy of piping commands together and how it applies to Linux [07/25/2000]

Scanning Images With SANE
by Michael Stutz
Getting a scanner to work on a Linux system hasn't always been smooth going. SANE works with a variety of scanning hardware, and Michael Stutz shares some tips for using it. [07/18/2000]

Transforming Images
by Michael Stutz
Need to rotate, resize, or resample an image for the web? Michael Stutz shows us some really useful image tools that you can run from a script. [07/11/2000]

Beyond Browsing the Web
by Michael Stutz
Can't get Netscape running, but you need to surf the web? There are other ways of getting to the information you seek, including graphics. [07/05/2000]

Speeding up Linux Using hdparm
by Rob Flickenger
Instantly double the I/O performance of your disks or, in some cases, show 6 to 10 times your existing throughput!  [06/29/2000]

Connecting to the Internet
by Michael Stutz
This week's column shows where to get the latest Linux documentation for connecting to the Internet and how to set up a dial-up connection. [06/27/2000]

NISTNet: Emulating Networks on Your Own LAN
by Terry Dawson
Use NISTNet to create realistic network traffic on a local LAN. Stress test your applications before they reach the real world. [06/22/2000]

Reminding Yourself With Linux
by Michael Stutz
Here's a few simple ways to use Linux and open source tools to make reminders for either later in your current login session, or for the next time you log in. [06/20/2000]

Contact Managers
by Michael Stutz
Use basic UNIX tools to keep track of phone numbers and addresses. [06/13/2000]

Managing Appointments
by Michael Stutz
Keep track of your schedule using the calendar tool. It also tracks most major holidays. [06/06/2000]

LyX, the Document Processor
by Michael Stutz
LyX brings a GUI to documentation projects, making it easy for beginners to contribute.  [05/30/2000]

Managing Documents With SGMLtools
by Michael Stutz
Learn how to contribute to documentation projects using SGML and LinuxDoc. [05/23/2000]

The Writer's Workbench
by Michael Stutz
Michael Stutz explains the Writers Workbench and how it has been rewritten for Linux. [05/05/2000]

Printing Banners and Signs
by Michael Stutz
How to print simple banners and signs in Linux. [04/28/2000]

Document Templates for TeX and LaTeX
by Michael Stutz
Michael Stutz shows how to make TeX and LaTex input files using a few simple templates. [04/21/2000]

Processing TeX and LaTeX Files
by Michael Stutz
In his third Living Linux column, Michael Stutz shows how to process files in two popular typesetting formats. [04/12/2000]

Outputting Text
by Michael Stutz
Using GNU Enscript to format text for printing. [04/04/2000]

Linux Word Processing Road Map
by Michael Stutz
Michael Stutz goes over your options for word processing, and why we may be moving past the word processor era to a time when we take a different view of how we create, store, and output text. [03/28/2000]

Deploying Squid, Part 2 of 2
by Jeff Dean
Install your own web proxy. [03/10/2000]

Preventing Distributed Denial of Service Attacks
by Terry Dawson
Six ways to avoid becoming an unwilling collaborator.  [03/09/2000]

The RHCE Experience
by Jeff Dean
Considering the Red Hat Certified Engineer exam? Here's what to expect. [02/25/2000]

patch: Generalized Updating of Files that Differ
by Tim O'Reilly
There's an easy way to make changes based on diffs, use Larry Wall's patch utility. [02/24/2000]

Change Many Files by Editing Just One
by Jerry Peek
Use ed and diff to edit mulitple files. [02/24/2000]

Looking for Closure
by Tim O'Reilly
A gawk script that can be used to make sure items that need to occur in pairs actually do so. [02/24/2000]

ex Scripts Built by diff
by Tim O'Reilly
diff can build automatic editing scripts you can use to change multiple files or to store a revision history. [02/24/2000]

Context diffs
by Jerry Peek
Context diffs show the lines around changes in similar files.  [02/24/2000]

Comparing Three Different Versions with diff3
by Dale Dougherty
Got three similar files to compare? Use diff3! [02/24/2000]

Checking Differences with diff
by Dale Dougherty
Quickly examine differences between similar files. [02/24/2000]

Using Standard Input and Output
by Mike Loukides
A quick review of basic redirection techniques used by every Unix guru. [02/24/2000]

eval: When You Need Another Chance
by Mike Loukides
Ever want to use a variable to get a variable in a shell script or to construct a command on the fly? Find out how in this excerpt from Unix Power Tools, 2nd Edition.  [02/10/2000]

The exec Command
by Mike Loukides
There is more than one use for exec, learn a couple of new ones in this excerpt from Unix Power Tools, 2nd Edition.  [02/10/2000]

Trapping Exits Caused by Interrupts
by Jerry Peek
If your shell script is terminated prematurely it could get messy. Learn how to trap those unruly interrupts in this excerpt from Unix Power Tools, 2nd Edition[02/10/2000]

Handling Command-Line Arguments with a for Loop
by Jerry Peek
Need a shell script that can step through its command line arguments one by one? Read how to do it with a for loop in this excerpt from Unix Power Tools, 2nd Edition[02/10/2000]

Making a for Loop with Multiple Variables
by Jerry Peek
Got more than one variable you want to use in your for loop? Find out how in this excerpt from Unix Power Tools, 2nd Edition[02/10/2000]

Standard Input to a for Loop
by Jerry Peek
A for loop can be used to step through a list of arguments from standard input. Find out how in this excerpt from Unix Power Tools, 2nd Edition[02/10/2000]

Deploying Squid, Part 1 of 2
by Jeff Dean
Install your own web proxy cache. [02/07/2000]

xargs: Problems with Spaces and Newlines
by Jerry Peek
Gnu's xargs patches up a sticky problem in the original - it choked on filenames with spaces or newlines. Find out how to take advantage of that patch in this excerpt from Unix Power Tools, 2nd Edition[02/03/2000]

Handle Too-Long Command Lines with xargs
by Jerry Peek
That command line getting too long? Conquer it with one of the tools that makes Unix "weird and wonderful" in this excerpt from Unix Power Tools, 2nd Edition[02/03/2000]

Telling tar Which Files to Exclude or Include
by Jerry Peek
Sometimes you don't want to tar just everything in a directory. Or maybe you want to include some subdirectories and exclude others. Find out how in this excerpt from Unix Power Tools, 2nd Edition[02/03/2000]

Copying Directory Trees with (tar | tar)
by Jerry Peek
Not just for tape archives, tar can overcome several of the pitfalls of using cp -r. Find out how in this excerpt from Unix Power Tools, 2nd Edition[02/03/2000]

Copying Directory Trees with cp -r
by Jerry Peek
Want to recursively copy everything under a given directory? Don't get caught by the gotcha's. Learn about cp -r in this excerpt from Unix Power Tools, 2nd Edition[02/03/2000]

Hacking on Characters with tr
by Tim O'Reilly
Want to quickly strip special characters from a file or change a mac text file into a Unix text file? Learn how in this excerpt from Unix Power Tools, 2nd Edition[01/27/2000]

Protecting Files with the Sticky Bit
by Jerry Peek
Want to keep others from altering or deleting your files even if they have write permissions to your directory? Learn about the sticky bit in this excerpt from Unix Power Tools, 2nd Edition[01/27/2000]

The () Subshell Operators
by Tim O'Reilly
Learn why using parentheses to group commands is a useful shell trick in this modified excerpt from Unix Power Tools, 2nd Edition.  [01/27/2000]

What Can You Do with an Empty File?
by Jerry Peek
There are more uses for /dev/null than you might have imagined. Learn four of them in this excerpt from Unix Power Tools, 2nd Edition.  [01/27/2000]

Build Strings with { }
by Jerry Peek
Save typing by expanding strings at the shell prompt. Learn hot to use the {} pattern-expansion characters in this excerpt from Unix Power Tools, 2nd Edition.  [01/27/2000]

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