Removing (or reducing) Swap Space of your linux system

On September 20, 2009, in reduce, remove, swap space, by Dipin Krishna

Sometimes it can be prudent to reduce swap space after installation. For example, say you downgraded the amount of RAM in your system from 1 GB to 512 MB, but there is 2 GB of swap space still assigned. It might be advantageous to reduce the amount of swap space to 1 GB, since the […]


Install Remove and Reinstall/Reconfigure/Repair .deb packages

On August 23, 2009, in deb, install, reconfigure repair, reinstall, remove, by Dipin Krishna

Debian (.deb) packages are the packages that are used in Ubuntu. You can install any .deb package in your system. .deb files can generally be installed from your file manager (Nautilus) merely by clicking on them, since file associations with the default installer is already set in Ubuntu. These instructions are for those who wish […]


HOWTO Remove a File or Directory Recursively

On November 19, 2008, in delete home directory, File, Howto, remove, by Dipin Krishna

# rm filename (removes a single file)# rm filename? (matches single character. e.g. filename1, filename2,filename3)# rm filename[1-5] (matches filename1 thru filename5)# rm filename* (removes everything that matches filename. e.g.filename122, filename222, filename.backup) # rm -rf /home/esofthub/directoryname (the -r deletes directorynamerecursively and all its contents without prompting (-f) read only files/directories)# rm -Rf /home/esofthub/directoryname (the -R deletesdirectoryname recursively and all its contents without prompting (-f) read only files/directories) # pwdNote: Make darn […]