Monthly Archives: March 2011

VirtualBox (installation on Fedora 14)

Tweet I was trying to install VirtualBox using the yumex Fedora tool (or yum) but I was getting dependencies errors. Moreover, it was as if it was not installed, whereas the executable was available. This may have been a previous … Continue reading

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Mount Android folder under linux (fedora)

Tweet If you have an Android and you want to access its folder from Linux, or you simply want to copy some data from your computer to your android, then you will need to find a mechanism to connect them. … Continue reading

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What is a Python descriptor

Tweet In Python, if any of the methods __get__, __set__, and __delete__ is defined for an object, then this object is said to be a descriptor. Descriptors are the mechanism behind properties, methods, static methods, class methods, and super(). Note … Continue reading

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Sphinx and ReST syntax for Python documentation

Tweet Sphinx is a tool that ease the creation of documentation for computer languages such as Python but also C/C++. The Sphinx syntax is an extension to the ReST (or RST) syntax. The drawback is that you need to learn … Continue reading

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Python ressources

Tweet Python is a script language that has evolved into a “do whatever you want”. It is now a versatile tools, which is really powerful and contains more and more modules to really do whatever you want. Python documentation provides … Continue reading

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Awk: how to convert PNG files into PDF

Tweet Here is a method to convert a bunch of PNG files into another format (here PDF). This method works under linux and uses both awk and convert commands (the conversion is made with the convert command). The following script … Continue reading

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Language C: resources

Tweet GNU Coding Standards Here is a link to Thinking in C++ Another complete guide to C (in french) here.

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How to include HTML within another HTML

Tweet To include another HTML document within a n HTML document, use this command: <! –#include virtual=”temp.xml”–> Tip: the main HTML file should have a shtml extension.

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Install Apache and test PHP

Tweet Under fedora, install apache sudo yum install php Then, you should edit httpd.conf in /etc/httpd/conf and add AddType application/x-httpd-php3 .php3 or equivalent Then, under Fedora, go to system/service and start the httpd service. Alternatively type sudo service httpd start … Continue reading

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PHP: how to initialise a user directory

Tweet In the /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf, change the Userdir to public_html <IfModule mod_userdir.c> UserDir public_html </IfModule> and uncomment the section “Directory”

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