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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Have a global menu bar at the top in KDE

Most modern graphical user interfaces place menubars underneath the title bar of each window. This approach works well for most people, but there is another concept that is often used.

The most obvious and memorable implementation is in Apple's Mac OS system. What am I talking about? Well, putting one global menu bar at the top of the window; the context of which changes depending on which application is ...

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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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