Sunday, May 23, 2010

Search a username of your own choice on hundreds of popular sites in a single go..

Almost every time i sign up on some popular site i couldn't find a user name of my own choice. Here is a cool website which tells you about all website with availability of your user name.
Just go to


Monday, May 10, 2010

Add alias to commands in Terminal

Alias can be very useful. One example is that if you enter the remove command on wrong file by mistake it would be damn difficult to obtain it back. Because removal of file through terminal doesn't send the file to Trash.

so each time you can run a command to remove as

but again by mistake you can type rm file.txt

what you can do is add an alias for rm command. i.e, you can make the default "rm" command as "rm -i"

This is how to do it.

Open .7z zip files on Ubuntu

Recently i encountered .7z zip format file. so to open it is very in Ubuntu just install p7zip by typing following.

now just double click file or type

Monday, May 3, 2010

Run .exe on Ubuntu

Well many of us don't want to use windows at all but we are forced to use because of unavailability of some software. You can run your .exe files on Ubuntu (or any other unix based OS, i haven't tested it) by using software called wine.
You can install wine :

Using Terminal:

you can also install using synaptic manager.

Here i am taking uTorrent as an example and you can put any .exe also replace ankit by your username in commands given below. your .exe on desktop.
2.Right click on desktop and click create launcher
3.write following in the pop-up you receive after creating launcher. as shown below.

In Command textbox you have to write this

4.You need to make a Directory(Folder) on specified Target(in terminal).

5.Now you need to move your file from Desktop to /home/ankit/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/u Torrent/

to do this, as you have placed your .exe on desktop you need to type this..

6. Now run the launcher and you are done!!
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