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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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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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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