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How to modify a timestamp of a file

A file can have two timestamp attributes: accessed and modified. You can set them individually, or both to the same time. If theĀ  accessed and modified time should be the same: $ touch -a -m -t 201512180130.09 fileName.ext Where: -a = accessed -m = modified -t = timestamp – use [[CC]YY]MMDDhhmm[.ss] time format If you …

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5 Steps: ThinkPad fingerprint reader on Archlinux

1. Determine what kind of fingerprint reader you have ~$ lsusb On my T400, I read: AuthenTec, Inc. AES2810 2. Determine suitable software Go to Thinkwiki. You’ll find a list which software (thinkfinger, fprintd) works with your hardware. The AES2810 in my T400 is said to be unsupported. 3. Try Thinkfinger I still try it. …

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Firefox location bar search engine: scroogle & startpage

What a wonderful world it was when scroogle.org was running smoothly! It has become annoying recently, however, because Google seems to be blocking Scroogle by declaring it a bot. So I was looking for alternative engines for my default address bar search, which feature the same google-based powerful results. Startpage Startpage has even more features …

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Transparent terminal in Openbox background

Guide on how to set up a transparent urxvt terminal embedded in an openbox background and prevent it from showing up in the panel/taskbar.

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