Dealing with Mac-formatted drives on Linux

If you deal with Macs at all, you might be curious as to whether Linux is capable of dealing with disks and drives formatted for Mac OS X. The answer is - yes, in most cases, and it is actually quite easy to get your Mac-formatted stuff mounted on your Linux system with read-only, and in most cases read-and-write, support.

In most modern distributions, the capabilities for mounting media formatted with ...

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IRC Part 2 - Managing a Channel

Okay, so you've gotten IRC running and working. You know how to chat, and someone even has given you operator privileges at one point.

Wait, what... operator privileges?

Yep, operator privileges, commonly shortened to "ops," let you manage a channel. Some cool things you can do include:

  • Changing the channel topic
  • Changing channel settings
  • Kicking/banning and inviting users
  • Giving other users privileges
To get ops in the first ...

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Quick tip - recover a failed download using Wget

GNU wget is a brilliant tool for downloading. Whether it's from the web, FTP or elsewhere, wget is a very powerful and useful tool.

Unfortunately, internet connections are often far from completely stable and if you're downloading something and that download subsequently fails, it can be quite frustrating (especially if it's a big file).

In the vast majority of cases though, there's no need to go ...

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