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Archive for February, 2009

Rsync: syncing back and forth using only one single ssh connection

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Rsync is really handy for transferring files and keeping directories in sync, and it’s damn fast. If you transfer only very little, what takes longest is actually establishing the SSH connection to the server. While this is usually negligible, it has still irked me. Some googling turned up this post. Nice. One SSH tunnel for […]

Installing Digikam with fewer dependencies in Xubuntu/ Ubuntu Intrepid

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

If you do sudo aptitude install digikam on Intrepid, you will see that aptitude would install loads of KDE packages (Dolphin and Konqueror, yikes). Apparently, this is because aptitude now by default also installs recommended packages as “dependencies”. To avoid this, use the -R flag to aptitude (see also man aptitude): sudo aptitude install -R […]