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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KDE Tip - Switch NumLock On at Startup

I personally like the num lock key to be switched on by default once I've logged in to KDE. For me, it's much more useful to have access to the numeric keypad as, just that, a numeric keypad, than it is to have a glorified arrow key navigation pad.

If, like me, you want to have NumLock on as soon as KDE starts, the option is a pretty ...

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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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