wget command

Wordpress version 2.7 has been released and can be upgraded easily using UNIX / Linux shell prompt. A few assumptions:

  1. Wordpress database name: wptheosblog
  2. Wordpress directory name: /var/www/html/theos.in
  3. Wordpress domain name: theos.in
  4. Operating system: Linux
WARNING! If you are not comfortable with UNIX shell prompt (IF YOU ARE new to a UNIX/Linux os), please follow traditional way of upgrading wordpress and DO NOT use the three Steps described here.

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This test suite creates a BitTorrent-like transfer between your machine and our server, and determines whether or not your ISP is limiting such traffic. This is a first step towards making traffic manipulation by ISPs more transparent to their customers.

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From my mail bag: I’ve downloaded .avi files which is compressed into small sizes while maintaining relatively high visual quality using DivX format. How do I play DivX compressed files under Debian / Ubuntu Linux? The current version of the DivX Community Codec for the Windows platform is version 6.6, and for Mac OS X […]

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There is a nice utility to monitor hard drive temperature. Most modern x86 computer hard disk comes with S.M.A.R.T (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology). It is a monitoring system for computer hard disks to detect and report on various indicators of reliability, in the hope of anticipating failures.

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Here is a quick tip, if you wish to perform an unattended download of large files such as Linux DVD ISO file use the wget command as follows:

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If you are looking to debug a problem with HTTP server and would like to see HTTP requests / header responses in raw format, use shell tools or Firefox extensions. Why do I need to dig out web server headers? [a] Help debugging web application. [b] See which kind of web server the remote site […]

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One of regular reader asks a question: My website powered by Lighttpd web server. I’d like to block Wget useragent for entire my domain.com site except for /downloads/ url section. How do I configure lighttpd? You need to use $HTTP filed useragent and url combination. Just open your lighttpd.conf file and append code as follows. […]

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