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• Installing Jetty on CentOS

Step 1 : Enable the jpackage repo Download the jpackage.repo file to your /etc/yum.repos.d/ directory.

 # cd /etc/yum.repos.d/ # wget http://jpackage.org/jpackage50.repo

Step 2 : Install the jetty package you want
 # yum search jetty

will show you a list of jetty packages you want …

• apt-get with proxy

You will notice that the proxy settings you provide in the network settings may not be picked up by apt-get while installing a package. So if you want to run apt-get via a proxy then you need to use a tool like proxychains. Proxychains is a tool that allow you …

• vimdiff - the cool way to diff for vim users

Some of you using the vim editor may not know about a tool that comes with vim called vimdiff. Vimdiff is an awesome way to diff files if you are a vim nut. It gives you the power of vim + the power of diff.

How's this different from opening 2 …

• Copy files preserving the permissions

You might have come across a situation where your regular usage of the cp command for copying files in your linux box was not enough because while copying you needed to preserve the permissions of the files. Fret not, for help is at hand. Take a look at the man …

• hjsplit and linux split

The other day I had to fit in a 4.4 GB file (A Debian testing dvd iso image, if you want to know) on a 4 GB thumb drive. This, of course, is not possible. So I had to split the file into chunks, transfer them twice, take them …

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