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How to install Adobe AIR on Fedora 12

1. Pull up a console and su to root. [danesh@jackal ~]$ su – 2. Grab the latest vesion of Adobe AIR from Adobe’s download page. [root@jackal ~]# wget http://airdownload.adobe.com/air/lin/download/latest/AdobeAIRInstaller.bin 3. Make the .bin file executable by using the chmod command. [root@jackal ~]# chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin 4. Execute the .bin file. [root@jackal ~]# ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin Follow the […]

Install Google Chrome on Fedora 12

1. create the repo file. “vi /etc/yum.repos.d/google.repo” and add the following lines into the file. [google] name=Google – i386 baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable/i386 enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub [google-chrome] name=google-chrome baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable/i386 enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 2. Do a “yum list google-chrome-*” to check if the google-chrome is available for install. [root@dexter ~]# yum list google-chrome-* ………. ……. google-chrome-beta.i386 5.0.342.9-43360 google google-chrome-unstable.i386 5.0.375.9-44625 […]

Sort files by size

Here’s how to sort files by size in Linux. Standard; ls -lhS Reverse; ls -lhSr Options used; -l –> print long listing -h –> print human readable sizes -S –> sort by file size -r –> reverse order Output; [root@kmon01 log]# ls -lhS total 70M -rw-r–r– 1 root root 36M Mar 31 11:28 messages -rw-r–r– […]

History command with time stamp

Running the ‘ history ‘ command only gives you line numbers. Sometimes it’s useful to have a time stamp attached to each command to build a clearer picture. Simply set the ” HISTTIMEFORMAT ” env variable to enable time stamps in ‘ history ‘. Run the command below. export HISTTIMEFORMAT=’ %F %T ‘ Before: After:

How to install VirtualBox 3.1.2 on Fedora 12

Here’s a quick guide to install VirtualBox 3.1.2 on Fedora 12 1. Import Sun’s public key [dexter]# wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/sun_vbox.asc -O- | rpm –import – 2. Download the Fedora repo file and save it into the /etc/yum.repos.d/ directory [dexter]# cd /etc/yum.repos.d/ [dexter]# wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/fedora/virtualbox.repo [dexter]# yum clean all 3. Install VirtualBox 3.1.2 [dexter]# yum install […]

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