Ubuntu

The Ubuntu section describes a handfull of neat trick at cheats that you often finde youself doing over and over again  on each new in Ubuntu installation. Many af them are realted to installing bit and pieces using the command line instead of the GUI - and this way enabeling you to script you way through your favorite Ubuntu setup.

This is a quick brush-up on on the commands that you'll be seeing in the ubuntu related pages.
  • sudo - 'SuperUser do' - used to execute a cammand with administrative rights. First time you use it (in each session) you'll be prompted to type in your password. 
  • apt-get - Used to install packages from the repositories registered on the client. It's simply a command-line equvivalent to installing the package using Synaptic Package Manager (System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager).
  • add-apt-repository - Adds a repository to the computer. The command-line eqvivalent doing  System -> Administration -> Software Sources from the GUI.
  • apt-key - installa a certificate, that protect some repositories.
  • wget - fetches the URL and saves it to your local harddrive
  • dpkg - a pendant to apt-get - used to install debian packages.
  • gzip, tar, rar and unrar - decompresses archived files. (.zip, .tar, .gz, .rar).
  • mkdir, cd, rm, mv, unlink (...) - siffrente commands used to throw around with files and directories.
  • sh - executes shell scripts.