Alias command in Linux

The alias command is used to create shortcuts to commands. Let’s see how it works.

I use the alias command to create shortcuts for commands I use frequently. For example the cp(copy) and mv(move) commands, my alias simply adds -i to cp and mv commands causing them to be interactive thus preventing any accidental deletes or file overwrites.

Running the alias command will show you all the current aliases available.

[dummy@macho ~]$ alias
alias l.=’ls -d .* –color=tty’
alias ll=’ls -l –color=tty’
alias ls=’ls –color=tty’
alias vi=’vim’

alias cp=’cp -i’. This command will ad -i to the cp(copy) command. Now, every time the cp command is executed it will be interactive. No more accidental deletes ๐Ÿ™‚

alias mv=’mv -i’. This command will ad -i to the mv(move) command. Now, every time the mv command is executed it will be interactive. No more accidental overwrites ๐Ÿ™‚

[dummy@macho ~]$ alias cp=’cp -i’
[dummy@macho ~]$ alias mv=’mv-i’
[dummy@macho ~]$ alias
alias cp=’cp -i’
alias l.=’ls -d .* –color=tty’
alias ll=’ls -l –color=tty’
alias ls=’ls –color=tty’
alias mv=’mv-i’
alias vi=’vim’

Special Streamyx packages for Disabled Citizen (OKU)

TMNET has new Streamyx packages out for disabled citizens in Malaysia. The packages are the same as those made available to the general public except for the price which has been brought down almost 50%.

Those interested in applying should be aware for the terms as quoted from TMNET. Read more here.

i. This package targeted only for DISABLED CITIZEN who registered under Social Welfare Department, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development.
ii. Registration is available at TMpoint only.
iii. Upon registration, applicant must present the OKU identification card issued by Social Welfare Department, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development to verify the status of DISABLED CITIZEN and submit a copy of OKU ID card.
iv. Applicants may send representative to TMpoint to register for the package on behalf him/her. Representative should present the OKU ID card & submit a copy of the card.
v. The 1st bill received will include one month subscription fee (from the date of service activation) and an advance charge of the second month subscription fee.

I have a question. How long before some smart ass Malaysian exploits this privilege? Knowing Malaysians, we tend to do anything just to safe a buck. Even if it mean burning in HELL!!

Source : TMNET

Deluge BitTorrent Client 0.5.6 released

What is Deluge?

BitTorrent Client for Linux, Mac, and now Windows. Works on almost all desktop environments. KDE, GNOME, XFCE, Windows and others. Deluge is lightweight with low system resource requirements and this makes it standout better when compared with others.

Deluge boasts an extensive list of features applied through the use of plugins. My favorite would be the full stream encryption feature which disables my ISP’s throttling capabilities on BitTorrent traffic.

  • Web UI
  • BitTorrent Protocol Encryption
  • Mainline DHT
  • FAST protocol extension
  • รƒโ€šร‚ยตTorrent Peer Exchange
  • UPnP and NAT-PMP
  • Proxy support
  • Web seed
  • Private Torrents
  • Global and per-torrent speed limits
  • Configurable bandwidth scheduler
  • Password protection
  • RSS
  • And much more!

Changelog for version 0.5.6

Download below;

Source, Ubuntu, Debian, Gentoo, Windows

Source : WingLoon
Source : Deluge

Left Brain Right Brain

Look at the lady in the picture below. Is she spinning clockwise or anti-clockwise?

We use both sides of our brains to understand what we see, feel and smell. In this example your brain will either tell you that she is spinning clockwise or anti-clockwise. If you use your right brain then she would spin clockwise and if you use your left brain you’ll see her spin anti-clockwise, this is what most people see but I saw her spin clockwise initially.

Can you change the direction she spins? The answer is yes. Concentrate and you might pull it off, I did ๐Ÿ™‚

So what does this all mean? Read on to find out but not till you have done the above.

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Cool photos from Malaysia

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Some really cool photos by Malaysians. Azli Jamil and Kazzie

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