Finding files Part 2 - By Content

Yesterday's post detailed how you can find files by their name, permissions, time, or other descriptors. But you probably also want to be able to find files based on what is inside them. Grep is a tool that picks up where find left off, and can search inside files (though cannot do the same things that find can).

Again, we'll start with the syntax of the command:

grep ...

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Command line tips - Finding files; Part 1: By Name

There is always a time when working with the CLI that you will want to find a set of files by name, such as all JPEG images. The `find` command lets you do this and more. Let's jump into the basic structure of a find command:

find starting-folder find-files action

The first word, find, is obviously the command itself. Starting-folder is the directory that you want to start looking ...

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GNOME 2.19’s Glossy Theme

By reader demand, we're providing the Glossy theme shown in the last post. Click the image below for a preview.

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This theme was extracted from a GNOME 2.19.90 (2.20 beta) install.
It may or may not be finished, but we're providing it here by demand.

Just drop this folder (once extracted) into your ~/.themes directory. Enjoy!

All credits go to the GNOME project, and none ...

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Ubuntu getting Xorg.conf GUI

Note: This only applies to Ubuntu 7.10. Later releases included automatic configuration of X and as such this is no longer required.

Remember the good old days when to change a screen resolution or driver, you had to edit xorg.conf or reconfigure X.org? Those fine times are now over, or they will be, with the release of Ubuntu 7.10.

As of an update from a few ...

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