Archive for September, 2009

This post is about how to change the resolution (i.e. font size) of virtual terminals or “tty” in Linux. Virtual terminal is the basic command line interface which you see when you press <Ctrl><Alt><F1> (note: to get back to your existing Gnome or KDE session press <Alt><F7>). This is different from the Terminal emulator, such […]

Monday, September 21st, 2009 at 05:28 | 0 comments
Categories: Linux

Tuxradar, a site worth keeping an eye on, published a basic Greasemonkey for beginners tutorial a little while back. Greasemonkey is a Firefox plugin which allows you to add little scripts which are executed when you browse to a particular page. The script can manipulate the page itself, e.g. to show additional content or to […]

Monday, September 21st, 2009 at 04:36 | 0 comments
Categories: Web

Sometimes it is necessary to split a large file into several smaller ones, for example so that they fit on a CD or USB disk or can be attached to email. It’s very easy to do this from command line. Suppose you have a file of 500 MiB called “large_file” and to split it into […]

Friday, September 18th, 2009 at 14:33 | 0 comments
Categories: Linux