Disable recent documents in Gtk2/Gtk3

Use the following to disable recent documents in Gtk2/Gtk3:

echo 'gtk-recent-files-max-age=0' | tee -a $HOME/.gtkrc-2.0
echo 'gtk-recent-files-max-age=0' | tee -a $HOME/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini

The ugly part is that there is no way one can disable ‘Recently Used’ in the GtkFileChooser dialog box.


Quick way to convert Mbox mailboxes to Maildir format

A quick way to convert Mbox mailboxes to Mbox format is to use mb2md.
Install it in Ubuntu/Debian using:

sudo aptitude install mb2md

To make the convertion use:

mb2md -m

From man:

       -m        If this is used then the source will be the single mailbox at /var/spool/mail/blah for user blah and the destination mail‐
                 box will be the "destdir" mailbox itself.

Nice and simple!

Bash script to backup my configs (dotfiles)

I needed some script to take care of my config files and put them in a single directory. So here it is.

# Display All Hidden Dot Files In a Directory
# ls -a | egrep "^\." > backup_dotfiles.sh
DESTINATION="/storage/dotfiles"  # do not use a trailing slash (/)
# Colors
# file list (use trailing slash for directories)
for file in $FILES
   if [ -d $file ]; then
      mkdir -p $DESTINATION/$file
      cp -f $HOME/$file* $DESTINATION/$file
   elif [ -f $file ]; then
      cp -f $HOME/$file $DESTINATION
      echo -e "$red:: $file is not a file/directory! $reset"
echo -e "$green:: Done! $reset"
exit 0

Moved to ArchLinux!

Moved my ThinkPad T61 to ArchLinux! (Still using Ubuntu on many other machines.)

I will post some install script I used to configure my system.

Liferea custom stylesheet

I don’t like very much the default font used by Liferea, so I decided to use my custom font. Here is how:
1. Copy the default stylesheet to liferea folder in my $HOME:

cp /usr/share/liferea/css/liferea.css $HOME/.liferea_1.6

2. Add this:

* {
	font-family: Aurulent Sans;

at the begining of liferea.css file.

This is how it looks now:

Of course, you can also play with all the other options in the liferea.css.
Have fun!

Ubuntu Kindle eBooks

Need some great Ubuntu eBooks to read on your Kindle? Look no further. Keir Thomas has some excellent guides for you.

Beautify SQL code

Recently I had the oportunity to test SQL Pretty Printer (Add-In for SSMS). I don’t have to waste time formatting long sql queries. In no time, SQL Pretty Printer does the job
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Just installed Archlinux on my ThinkPad T61

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Quick gnome tweaks

Here are some tweaks for your gnome:

Print all subdirectories and entries under a dir, recursively:

gconftool-2 -R /

Change GDM font:

sudo -u gdm gconftool-2 –set –type string \
/desktop/gnome/interface/document_font_name “Ubuntu”
sudo -u gdm gconftool-2 –set –type string \
/desktop/gnome/interface/font_name “Ubuntu”
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Set default gnome terminal size in Lucid Lynx

Use these commands to change the default gnome terminal size:

gconftool-2 –set /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/default_size_columns \
–type integer 160
gconftool-2 –set /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/default_size_rows \
–type integer 50