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- Compiling the linux kernel 

#cd /usr/src/linux

#make menuconfig  dep modules 

#make

#make modules_install install

 

- accessing a Windows share

#smbclient //netbiosname/directory -I ip_address

 

- performing backups through the network

host sending backup: tar -cvf - * | gzip -c | nc caramel 3002

host saving  backup (caramel): nc -l -p 3002 | tar -zxvf -

 

- mirroring web pages

$wget --mirror -l20 --convert-links -X cgi-bin -b -nv  --no-parent -nh -N URL -o /tmp/$$ 
(where URL is the page URL to mirror)

 

- backuping and restoring Palm Pilot handheld

backup Pilot files        : #pilot-xfer /dev/pilot -b directory

restoring files to Pilot: # pilot-xfer /dev/pilot -r directory

(/dev/pilot is a symlink to the serial port where your cradle is connected)

 

- Performing SSL tests

$openssl s_client -connect url_site:443 -state -debug

(where url_site is a SSL enable site)

 

- Enabling sound with buggy VIA sound chipsets

use gom or cam

 

- Fixing font corruption in console mode after running X

#/usr/bin/consolechars -f lat1u-16.psf.gz

(this font is for Latin - substitute for your own)

 

- reseting serial mouse

#echo "*n" > /dev/mouse

 

- checking your notebook's battery level

#cat /proc/apm

 

- Creating iso CD image compatible with Windows and Linux (and other UNIX versions)

#mkisofs -a -l -J -L -r -o path_iso.iso  /directory

 

- creating a bootable (El Torito) CD (RedHat boot CD as example)

#mkisofs -a -b images/boot.img -c boot.catalog -ARH72 -l -r -T -o rh72.iso

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Rui Fernando Ferreira Ribeiro (rui AT techemail.com)    Last Updated: August 2003