Find files on your system using ‘locate’

Locating files that you know exist, but you can't remember where they are can be frustrating. There are a handful of GUI-based search tools for Linux and Unix, but if you prefer to work in the command line, or don't have one of these special apps installed, you can often fall back on command line tool locate.

The locate command works by querying a database of your files ...

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Save streaming audio and video as a file with Mplayer

There are lots of sites that offer streaming audio and video services these days. A lot of these use Flash video, but some older sites use other streaming technologies, including Real, Windows Media and QuickTime to deliver the content.

Downloading these streams so you can save them for later is almost always possible. It's worth pointing out at this point that you should check as to whether you have ...

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Downloading and installing Thunderbird extensions

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Extensions are one of the major selling points for Firefox. No other browser can match the sheer volume of third-party mini applications and enhancements.

Most Firefox users are aware of the concept of extensions, but not as many people know that Extensions (and Themes) are available for its email client cousin Thunderbird as well.

First of all, head over to the Thunderbird Add-ons site in your web browser. It is ...

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