Use rsync for a simple incremental backup of a folder

rsync is a very useful and powerful program for doing incremental transfers of files, whether that is locally or remotely. It can, however, take a little while to familiarise yourself with how rsync works before you can get started with it however.

In this quick tip, I'll show you how to do a simple incremental local backup of a folder on your system.

So, say I have a folder ...

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Reset your MySQL root password

Forgetting passwords isn't generally a good idea. It does happen, though, and if it happens to your MySQL server, this is the process you need to follow in order to recover it.

First of all, you need to stop the running MySQL server. You need to be root on your system, then:

# /etc/init.d/mysql stop

Now, we need to make a text file called an init file ...

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Video - using KRename from within Konqueror

In this short video tutorial, I show you how to invoke KRename from within Konqueror, and walk through a simple renaming workflow with a folder of images.

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