How to install Firefox 3.6.13 on Debian

If you are reading this article you will have various reasons to use latest Firefox instead of Iceweasel. Debian does not provide any, working out of the box binary especially when you are under a 64bit Debian Squeeze (stable).

How to compress files using bzip2

Bzip2 typically compresses files to within 10% to 15% of the best available techniques (the PPM family of statistical compressors), whilst being around twice as fast at compression and six times faster at decompression. It is a must algorithm for file compression under Linux. It will save you a lot of space. In our example below we successfully compress a 404MB directory down to 229MB in a minute.

Recursively delete all .svn folders

If you are a developer or working with a developer and Subversion then you occassionaly you might need to upload your project to a ftp server ofcourse without uploading thousand of files inside those .svn folders. There is a simple command to remove all these recursively under Linux. Obviously it does not matter what Linux distribution you are using. Just do what described here.

Disable recursive queries

How to disable recursive queries on Debian? This is very simple but confusing while searching on Internet as most of the articles are out of date.

How to create an iso image from cdrom

There are many reasons why you might need an iso image instead of cdrom installation. Most common scenario is when you want to have it stored local into your computer and use it on virtualization etc. To convert the whole cd to iso is very simple.

Permissions Ownership on Linux

Permissions on Unix-like systems (like Linux) are managed in three distinct classes. These classes are known as user, group, and others. In this article we will examine the Linux permissions by using the ls command for outline our examples.The ls command is probably the one that people find themselves using the most. After all, before you can manipulate and use files in a directory, you first have to know what files are available. That's where ls comes in, as it lists the files and subdirectories found in a directory.

Record streaming audio

In this article we will discuss how you can record direct into your prefered hard drive any streaming audio resource. Quiet fancy, don't you think? :)
First of all ensure that you have sox installed, just type apt-get install sox.

How to install msttcorefonts on Fedora 14

If you are running any Windows OS or you have access to you can install msttcorefonts to import all Windows fonts into your Fedora box.
Be aware that a full Windows license is needed to use those fonts under Linux.

Certificate verification error: signed using insecure algorithm


When you are using eclipse and getting an error like:
svn: OPTIONS of '': Certificate verification error: signed using insecure algorithm (

How to check if Linux kernel is 32 bit or 64 bit

No matter the Linux distribution if you want just to check if your Operating System is running either 32 or 64bit kernel just issue the following command:

For 64bit kernel the output should be:
[root@diver ~]# uname -m

For 32bit kernel the output should be:
stelios@pappous:~> uname -m

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