Use apropos to find the command you’re looking for

A quick command line tip for you today.

The manual page system built into Unix-like operating systems is often very helpful for looking up how to use a particular command. But what do you do if you know what you want to do, but not the command name? Or you want to look up all the commands relating to a specific keyword?

The apropos command looks through the man database ...

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Set up a basic web cache with Squid

Squid is probably the world's most popular caching system and proxy server. In this tutorial, I'm going to be using it to set up a basic HTTP cache for a small local network. I'm going to use Fedora 8 for this tutorial, but these steps should work on most distributions with little modification.

Getting Squid

First things first, we need to download squid. I'm going to ...

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A2DP (Stereo Bluetooth Headset) on Linux

Note: These instructions will eventually be obsolete. This will not work with Bluez 4 or above, included with Ubuntu 8.10+. PulseAudio is also set to get automatic A2DP configuration through a Google SoC project very soon.

Wires are for suckers. In this day and age, wireless headphones are where it's at. While we may not be able to drop the power cord for the time being, we can ...

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