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Find Files Containing a Text Pattern
find . -iname "*.txt" -exec grep -l "hello" {} +
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Create a Bootable USB from an ISO Image
sudo dd if=/path/to/image.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=4096k
Replace /dev/sdX with your USB device, for example, /dev/sdb.
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Disable Overlay Scrollbars in GNOME
gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode normal
Changes should occur instantly. The overlay scrollbars should now be replaced with normal scrollbars. This method works for Ubuntu 12.10 and above.
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TuxArena is proud to announce the second free PDF giveaway: Command-Line Guide to Audio Files in Ubuntu. You can read it online here or download the PDF from here.

The guide explains the basics of manipulating audio files in command-line mode, as well as converting to and from various audio formats, with an accent on the free formats FLAC and Ogg Vorbis. Here are the topics covered:

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Clementine gains more and more popularity with its port to KDE4 based upon the Amarok 1.4 player, and the latest version bundles a fair amount of new features. In case you didn’t try it yet, Clementine is a free, cross-platform music player available for Linux, Windows and Mac. Before proceeding let me say that this is a really, really improved release which shows a good amount of work has be put into it.

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The first Amarok 2.4 beta, codenamed “Closer”, was released just a few days ago, on December 7, and it looks very promising. It comes with quite long list of new features, improvements and bug fixes, and among the top highlights are a collection scanner rewritten from scratch, option to transcode tracks when dragging and dropping them to the local collection, support for iPod Touch 3G devices, writing statistics and covers directly in files. These are not all though.

Compiling from source in Debian Squeeze Beta 2 could have been a real pain, but thanks to the apt-get build-dep command (and a few other dependencies) the compilation process went quite smooth. Before proceeding to the review, let me list some of the new features which come with this release:

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