Quick Command Line Tip - Recursively Delete Files of a Certain Type

Applications can create a lot of temporary files sometimes, and these files aren't always cleaned up automatically.

An example of this is when you run Python applications. Particularly if you're a Python developer, your source code directories stack up with a .pyc version of each file, which is the cached compiled copy of the script.

To clean up (especially if you're going to do a source commit ...

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Firefox 3.0 Released

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Just a quick note to say that the second most popular web browser out there and one of the most used bits of open source on the desktop, Firefox has had version 3.0 go gold.

Unfortunately, at the time of writing Mozilla's servers are down following an attempt to win Firefox a Guinness World Record for being the software most downloaded in 24 hours. The sheer weight of ...

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Meld - a Visual Diff Tool for GNOME

Back in May 2007, I took a look at Kompare, a graphical utility for KDE which allows you to compare two files side-by-side, a bit like a graphical version of the diff tool.

A similar application for GNOME is Meld.

Meld screenshot

As you can see if you compare it with Kompare, the interface is quite similar. Any additions made to the original are highlighted in a green block. Deletions and differences ...

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Banshee 1.0 Released

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Linux music player application Banshee has just been updated to version 1.0.

The new version features significant performance improvements, plus a host of brand new features, including Video, a new Play Queue feature, Shuffle and improved support for third-party media devices and Last.fm.

"Import, organize, and discover new music with Banshee through its simple
and powerful interface and wide array of innovative features. Create
your own radio stations ...

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