Remove Old Kernels In Ubuntu With One Command

October 2, 2010 by · 77 Comments
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A while back I wrote a post on how to remove old kernels from your Ubuntu system. While that process works just fine, it is a four step process. One person who read that post left a comment with a nice command line one-liner that removes all but the currently running kernel. And while that one-liner works quite well, I must admit that I don't understand all the regular expressions used in it, so I decided to try and come up with my own one-liner to remove the old kernels from my system. Read more

Command Line Basics: Ripping Audio CD’s, Part 4

September 26, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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In the previous installments of Command Line Basics: Ripping Audio CD's, I've gone through ripping CD's and saving the files as WAV files, transcoding those files to Ogg Vorbis audio, and finally, querying an online CD database tagging those Ogg files. I the last installment, I promised to show a more automated way to do this. Yes, you could write your own Bash script to automate some of the steps, but as is often the case with Open Source Software, someone else has already done the work for you. Read more

Command Line Basics: Ripping Audio CD’s, Part 3

September 18, 2010 by · 2 Comments
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In part 1 of CLB: Ripping Audio CD's, I showed how to rip the songs from your CD and save them as WAV files. In part 2 I showed how to convert those files to Ogg Vorbis audio. Today in Part 3 I'm going to show a few ways to tag those Ogg Vorbis audio files from the command line.

In the last post we used the oggenc command from the vorbis-tools package. We're going to use another command from vorbis-tools to tag the files: vorbiscomment. Read more

Command Line Basics: Ripping Audio CD’s, Part 2

September 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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In Part 1 of CLB: Ripping Audio CD's, I showed how to rip the audio from a CD and save it as WAV files using cdparanoia. In today's short tutorial I'll show how to convert those WAV files to Ogg Vorbis audio files.

So the first thing we'll need to do is make sure that the proper tools are installed. We're going to use the oggenc command which is part of the vorbis-tools package. You can check your distro's repositories for vorbis-tools. If you're using Ubuntu, you can install it with: Read more

Command Line Basics: Ripping Audio CD’s, Part 1

September 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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There are many GUI based CD rippers available for the Linux desktop. While many of these applications do a great job of ripping, I like to understand the underlying technology. For that reason, I decided to figure out how to rip CD's from the command line.

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