How to use bash command line history

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The bash history mechanism is persistent and remains with us even after reboots, so we want to ensure that it contains information that is relevant to our use of the command line. Let's take a look at how it all works, so that you can better manage its contents. First, it's important to point out that each Linux user has his personal command line history stored within the home directory as ~/.bash_history. This history can be accessed via the up arrow key; however, doing this through many entries isn't exactly efficient. Thankfully, there are other ways to retrieve previously entered commands:     !rc to run the last command that starts with the characters “rc”   !$ to repeat the last argument, for example:...
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Bluefish is a Great Tool for Writing Clean HTML

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  If you write articles, create Web pages or write Kindle ebooks, chances are that you’ll need a fast, no-frills HTML editor. I’ve been doing all these jobs for a number of years and I think the Bluefish editor is the best, most productive product out there. Unlike LibreOffice, MS Word and even Kompozer, Bluefish doesn’t add any extra HTML tags to your text. One of my pet peeves with regular word processors and HTML editors is that they want to make the decisions on what to tag and how to do it. Many times they insert tags that are totally unnecessary and useless. It makes the HTML very hard to read and debug. I like Bluefish’s minimalist approach to...

How to Use Your Smartphone For Big Screen Demos

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  I wanted to display the screen of my Galaxy I smart phone on my Linux notebook and a quick search of the Web turned up the droid VNC server as a solution. The droid VNC server allows users to demo their phone applications via a computer hooked up to a projector for seminars and classroom presentations. In case you’re needing to do the same thing, I’ve laid out the steps to make it happen. Download the VNC server from Google Play and it requires that the phone is rooted. My phone is running Android version 2.2. The setup was straightforward. Start the program and click the options button, then Settings. Under the Settings heading, you’ll find options to set...

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