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How to search for files by date

Today I would like to tell you how to search for files by date, which is very useful skill when you spend most of your time on the command-line.

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How to find orphaned files

It is easy to overlook orphaned files without an assigned existing owner or group after moving large amounts of data. Fortunately, it is easy to spot these files using the find utility.

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How to check the progress of dd using proc filesystem

On Sunday 29th April 2012, I have described How to check dd’s progress using User-defined signal 1. Today, I will extend this topic further using the proc filesystem.

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How to quickly and securely search for files

Using find command is not always the fastest way to search for specific files. The better method is to use mlocate utility, which uses its own file database and provides only user-accessible results.

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How to password protect GRUB entries

I always asked myself how to password protect GRUB entries on an encrypted notebook to lock down the boot loader and protect it from unauthorized access.

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How to perform unattended upgrades

I have been using unattended upgrades on development machines since the end of last November, when I installed Debian Jessie release.

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GNOME Terminal, Midnight Commander and function keys

I have updated desktop computer to Debian Jessie. After that I have quickly encountered an issue with GNOME Terminal, Midnight Commander and already assigned F1 and F10 function keys.

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i915 and "Hangcheck timer elapsed" error

Since Debian Jessie installation, I have encountered Hangcheck timer elapsed error. It is a really nasty bug as the only way to escape frozen X Window System is to reboot the whole operating system.