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Add new items to Nautilus’ “Create Document” context menu item

Whether on the desktop or browsing files in the Nautilus file manager, when you right-click on an area unoccupied by an icon, you have the “Create Document” option. By default, your only option is to create an “Empty File”. This works out fine in many cases, but what if you want to create specific documents? [...]

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Enable advanced file permissions in the nautilus file manager

If you are used to the check box style of setting file permissions, similar to many FTP programs, and miss that in the nautilus file manager, you can enable the advanced file permissions to activate them. To enable this feature, copy and paste the following command: gconftool-2 –type bool –set /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_advanced_permissions True Now if you [...]

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Check free disk space on a FreeBSD system

This is a fairly simple task, but the command is easily forgotten if you don’t use it frequently. Plus, you might be accessing the system remotely via ssh where you don’t have access to a GUI and use a program like nautilus to view the drive information. The simplest way to determine the available disk [...]

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FreeBSD, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl (FAMP) Web Server Installation

FreeBSD, Apache, MySQL, PHP/PERL (FAMP) Web Server Installation tutorial. Software versions used in this tutorial: Apache 2.2.17_1 PHP 5.3.4 PERL 5.10.1_3 MySQL 5.1.54_1 Those were the latest versions available after updating the ports collection of a FreeBSD 8.1 installation. If the version of the port or a dependency changes then adjust as necessary. Generally you [...]

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