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Convert .bin and .cue files to an .iso image

To convert a .bin and .cue file combination into a iso image file in Linux, you need a handy tool called Binchunker. Most tools on Linux require a ISO image (mounting, extracting, etc), so .bin and .cue files will need to be converted first. Install Binchunker: $ sudo apt-get install bchunk Convert the .bin and .cue combo to a .iso image: $ bchunk cdimage.bin cdimage.cue output This will create an iso file with the naming format of outputXX.iso, where XX…

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Adding a Static Route in Linux

There may be times when you need to set up a static route in Linux to allow your PC to access a network that is not accessible via the default gateway route. An example of this would be if you had a inter office VPN. You would want your main internet traffic to go via a default gateway (your main cable/adsl router), and traffic destined for the subnet of the other office would go via the device managing the VPN…

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Installing Slax to USB on Windows

Slax is a great LiveCD linux distribution based on Slackware that fits in your pocket. One of the great features is the modular approach that is used for the packages, which are known as modules in Slax. Got a small USB stick that you no longer use? Put Slax on it. This guide shows you how to install Slax linux to a USB memory stick. Download and Extract: Download the .tar version (also may be labeled as the USB version)…

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Enable Permalinks in WordPress on Nginx

A default installation of WordPress on Nginx is not going to allow the use of Permalinks. Since Nginx doesn’t support the Apache .htaccess files, the Nginx configuration files need to be edited manually to suit. To enable permalinks in Nginx: Edit the configuration file associated with your WordPress site. Eg: $ sudo nano /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/sitename.conf Locate the “location /” code block, located within the “server” block, and add the following line within: try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?q=$uri&$args; Example config file: server {…

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Optimizing jpeg Image Files on Linux

Optimizing images can be a quick and easy way to shrink the file size of jpeg images, removing unneeded data within the file. This can reduce the time it takes users to download the images if they are on a web server. It can also be used to remove comment and exif data from the files, so there is no added information within the file, other than the image itself. “jpegoptim” is a free application that can be used to…

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