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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Quick Command Line Tip - Whois from the Command Line

A very quick command line tip today, for users of pretty much any Unix-based operating system, including Linux distributions.

When you're looking up information on a certain web site or domain name, you might be used to using whois functions on websites such as DNS Tools to see who owns a domain.

However, in most cases there is a much quicker way to get the same information, which is ...

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More advanced wget usage

I recently covered how to make a mirror of a website with GNU's wget command line program and in the comments of that post there were several suggestions for more advanced options which allow you to control your downloading further.

So I've decided to follow up on that post and look at some of the more advanced options that wget offers the user.

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If you ...

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