Getting Started with GNU Privacy Guard

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Keeping information safe and away from eyes that shouldn't see it can be pretty important. Here in the UK we've had several instances where the government has lost personal information. Since that information wasn't encrypted, it could be in anyone's hands by now.

One of the most popular ways to encrypt information is using the free GNU Privacy Guard software. In this short tutorial, I'll ...

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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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Run a command under a different environment

Today we have a simple tip of the shell. Are there applications or scripts that you use that require different environment variables, such as a different PATH or EDITOR? Then meet the env command. env allows you to run a program in a restricted environment with custom variables or so that no "dirty" variables are left around.

Rather than explain how to use it, let's just jump in to ...

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