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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Welcome KDE apps back onto your GNOME desktop

An interesting trend I've noticed over the years is the thought process of how users install applications. Most of the time, a KDE user installing an application won't care what the application uses or what desktop it is designed for. They just simply install the application, use it, and get on with life.

The thoughts are different with the average GNOME user, however. A lot of times, when ...

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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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