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Quick Tip
Find Files Containing a Text Pattern
find . -iname "*.txt" -exec grep -l "hello" {} +
Quick Tip
Disable Overlay Scrollbars in GNOME
gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode normal
This should enable the normal scrollbars. This method works in Ubuntu 12.10 and above.
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Get UbuTricks, a graphical program which allows you to install the latest versions of several applications in Ubuntu.

In this tutorial I’ll show how to get some nicely colored man pages by adding several lines inside the .bashrc file, explaining what the code means and how it works.

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This is the second article in this series, and brings eight additional tips for working faster with the shell. Here is the first article of the series, containing 10 tips.

Create aliases for quick access to commands or one-liners

Aliases are handy custom commands which can be used to make shortcuts to various commands, scripts or one-liners. Aliases can be added in the ~/.bashrc file like this:

alias name='command'

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Using !!
This command is used to bring back and automatically execute the last command in history. It is the same as pressing C^P followed by Enter). Here’s an example:

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The first TuxArena PDF ebook “Introduction to Linux Command-Line for Beginners” is now available completely free as a Christmas gift! You can read it online here or download the PDF version.

The guide covers the following topics:

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