Download files from a http authenticated directory using wget

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I wanted to download something off a sub-domain using wget that I have password protected using .htaccess so the following command was NOT working [code lang="plain"]wget http://secure.asim.pk/myfiles.tar [/code] Luckily, we can pass two arguments to the same command and tell wget what the username and password is [code lang="plain"]wget http://secure.asim.pk/myfiles.tar --http-user=myuser --http-password=mypass [/code] Works Great!! If you are using Ubuntu 8.10, have not enabled root user and trying to download to a directory that has "nobody" or "root" as owner then try pre-pending it with sudo [code lang="plain"]sudo wget http://secure.asim.pk/myfiles.tar --http-user=myuser --http-password=mypass [/code]
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How to Install Webmin in Ubuntu

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From the little help that I can get over the internet, I found out that you need to install the following packages to prepare the system for Webmin installation. Run the following command over SSH or Ubuntu Desktop's terminal window (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal). [code lang="plain"]sudo apt-get install perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl libmd5-perl [/code] (Learn how to configure SSH on Ubuntu 8.10 if you want to have a remote access to your Ubuntu box). Download the latest version of Webmin by running the following command (visit webmin download section for newer versions) [code lang="plain"]wget http://ignum.dl.sourceforge.net/project/webadmin/webmin/1.500/webmin_1.500_all.deb [/code] Downloading Webmin After the package has been downloaded, run the following command to install it [code lang="plain"]sudo dpkg -i webmin_1.500_all.deb [/code] You should now be able to login to Webmin at…
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Ubuntu 8.10, Perfect Linux distro for PHP development

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I recently felt the urge to have a development testing environment on Linux (LAMP). I tried CentOS first since it is one of the leading industry standard Linux server. I was disappointed to see that CentOS does not have a 5.2.x series of PHP that I could install via "yum" (am not a very advance user so does not wanted to build it by typing long queries in SSH just to find out that I left some core thing in the first place). I did a bit of research and found out that Ubuntu could be a better choice. Luckily I had the latest version of Ubuntu already shipped via Postal Mail (aka Snail Mail) and this time the CDs DID get through the customs. For those new to Ubuntu,…
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How to create a tar file using SSH on Linux

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To create a tar from a directory using SSH on Linux punch in the following command [code lang="plain"]tar -vcf backup.tar mystuff/[/code] Where "mystuff" is a directory and backup.tar is the target compressed file. You can also create a file called archive.tar of all the files and subdirectories in the current directory with the following command [code lang="plain"]tar -vcf backup.tar *[/code] Note: "v" flag is for verbose mode.
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