Command line tip - find out which version of a program will run

On your system, it is perfectly possible that you might have more than one version of a particular application installed. If you've custom compiled an application or have concurrent versions of one bit of software, this might be an issue for you.

Now when a program is in your PATH (in one directory of a list of special directories on your system), you can execute it just by typing ...

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A day without X

As good as one can get using the Linux command line, it is often a lot easier to perform certain tasks using a graphical interface than it is with the good old command line.

If you are a command line junkie, though, have you ever wondered whether it might be possible to a whole day without using any graphical tools?

Well that is exactly what Luke at Terminally Incoherent has ...

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Ubuntu tip - retheme sudo

Oftentimes on your Ubuntu system you will need to launch applications using sudo (or a graphical form of it) if you're changing critical system settings or doing other tasks that need special privileges.

However, once you have opened up a GUI tool under sudo, it can be difficult to tell the difference between an application running with normal privileges and one running at the root level.

Lifehacker have a ...

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