Command line progress bar - a progress bar for dd

If you're using dd for making backups or shifting around data of an considerable size, a lack of progress bar can be annoying and leave you having to employ annoying hacks to try and get status on your data transfer.

The good news is that there is an open source command line progress bar called, aptly enough, bar, that can be used to give you a nice wget-esque progress ...

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Getting Thunderbird 2.0 yourself on Linux

Thunderbird logo Mozilla Thunderbird is Mozilla's answer to an email client and is often billed as a 'Firefox for email'. While most Linux distributions include Firefox by default in the normal install, some don't and even when they do, they often package the older 1.5.0.x release.

That means if you want to enjoy the latest version of Thunderbird in the 2.0.x series, you'll have ...

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Liferea

Feed technology is great - it allows you to have your favourite sites (including FOSSwire, of course!) to keep you updated with the latest content and push it out to you. There are many different reader applications out there, from the web-based, to the desktop and even in the mobile space.

One such desktop application for Linux and other Unix platforms is Liferea. Liferea bills itself as:

Liferea is an aggregator ...

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The quickest way to keying an SSH login

If you read Peter's tutorial a while back on how to create an SSH key, you probably found it a little annoying that you had to sign in and out of your server multiple times to copy your key over and test it on a remote machine. Stop wasting any more time needlessly typing in your password to upload the key and let ssh-copy-id do it for you.

You ...

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