How to Use a Proxy Server on the Command Line

Jul
24

You are logged onto a linux machine and need to download something from the internet when in the terminal, but you cannot because it is not using a proxy and your corporate network does not allow direct connections to the internet (A good thing). For instance using a program such a wget. To solve this type these commands at the terminal..

export http_proxy="http://192.168.1.1:8080"
export ftp_proxy="http://192.168.1.1:8080"

 

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Update to the Video Convertor Script for Gnome

Jun
12

This weekend I spent some time cleaning up the code in my Video convertor script and the original post with the newest version. Includes many changes, such as output of AVI (MPEG4), More PAL and NTSC resolutions, and input regognition cleanup...http://szone.berlinwall.org/HowTo/Linux/videoconvertor  

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MACOSX - Daily Software Update Check

Jun
06

I mentioned in a previous article that you can use cron to update your macs at scheduled times. The drawback with this is that if the machine is not on at that time the task will not run. So as an alternative I noticed that in 10.4.x there is a script that runs daily. So instead you can add your softwareupdate command in this...

sudo pico /private/etc/daily

Scroll all the way down to the bottom and put this line in...

softwareupdate -i -a

CTRL+X to exit, say yes and overwrite the file

You can test this by running...

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Ubuntu - Dapper: Installing Webmin

Jun
06

Webmin is an excellent web-based interface to your *nix based machines. There are no webmin packages in the latest release "Dapper". This is how to install webmin to a Dapper server install...
(Update 2/24/2008: I do this on versions of Ubuntu up to the latest beta release also or on Debain (etch, lenny so far))

1. Install SSH

apt-get install ssh

2. Enable the universe and multiverse repositories in the /etc/apt/sources.list (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AddingRepositoriesCliHowto)

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MACOSX - Setting Proxy & Home Page Setting Globally in Firefox.

May
12

This is another commandline trick.

First to set the Proxy settings we need to edit the file called all.js in the greprefs folder and find the line that starts with proxy.type. Here is how to do this...

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