Command line tips - Finding files; Part 1: By Name

There is always a time when working with the CLI that you will want to find a set of files by name, such as all JPEG images. The `find` command lets you do this and more. Let's jump into the basic structure of a find command:

find starting-folder find-files action

The first word, find, is obviously the command itself. Starting-folder is the directory that you want to start looking ...

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CompizFusion: ***Updated guide for Ubuntu 7.04***

DO NOT INSTALL COMPIZ FUSION IF YOU ARE A NEW USER
USING 3RD PARTY REPOSITORIES IS NOT RECOMMENDED

If you are adamant about installing Compiz Fusion from a 3rd party repository, this is the only method I recommend. I strongly discourage the use of Trevino's repository.

*updated to reflect Amaranth's guide*

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompositeManager/CompizFusion
Amaranth is the developer/maintainer of Compiz for Ubuntu. These ...

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Command line progress bar - a progress bar for dd

If you're using dd for making backups or shifting around data of an considerable size, a lack of progress bar can be annoying and leave you having to employ annoying hacks to try and get status on your data transfer.

The good news is that there is an open source command line progress bar called, aptly enough, bar, that can be used to give you a nice wget-esque progress ...

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