Useful Linux commands

How to

1)  untar files:

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2) create desktop shortcut:

3) switch g++ compilers (assuming you have more than one)

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4) shutdown from terminal

5) find the ubuntu version

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6) Switching workspaces

While most Ubuntu users may know that ctrl+arrows is a quick way to navigate through the different workspaces, fewer may know that ctrl+shift+arrows is also transferring the currently active window to the new workspace.

7) Move files recursively

Lets suppose we want to move all files with *.bin suffix from the current directory to a different one (e.g. ../Results/). The following command does the trick

8) Setting up Swap space

This link has all one needs to configure a swap space




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