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Command to see linux version

I had always used
uname -a
to see which linux a computer in running but here are some better alternatives. They give a lot more useful info.

source: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=147158

To get full info on the version of Linux on your system type,

lsb_release -a

The Linux Standard Base, or LSB, is a joint project by several Linux distributions under the organizational structure of the Linux Foundation (merger of the Free Standards Group and the Open Source Development Labs) to standardize the internal structure of Linux-based operating systems

Other commands having same effect
cat /etc/redhat-version
cat /etc/issue
cat /etc/lsb-release

Multimedia softwares for Linux

For all Debian-Users go to debian multimedia repository(www.debian-multimedia.org)
http://www.debian-multimedia.org/

Multimedia authoring tools :

Cinnelera - best but too advance and technical.
Avidemux - Virtualdub alternative for linux.
KmPg2 - http://kmpg2.sourceforge.net/ - convert anything to MPEG-2 for DVD use.
DVDAuthor Wizard - http://dvdauthorwizard.sourceforge.net/ - make DVD from MPEG-2 clips, with menus etc.
Q-DVDAuthor
Devede
tovid
transcode
dvdrip (Perl frontend to transcode)
mencoder (must have)
subtitleripper
xine (must have)
ffmpeg (must have)

Video players:

mplayer - kmplayer, smplayer. (must have)
vlc media player (must have)
Kaffeine
realplayer (must have)

These four will mostly cover all of the video needs of an average Linux user.

Music players:

amarok (must have)
audacious
beep media player
xmms2 - xmms is now only a backend. (must have)
esperanza - frontend to xmms2.

Join avi files in linux

The easy way is to use avimerge. Still I include both methods.

Method 1 :

source : http://www.pembo13.com/linux/lcs/entries/12

Merge, join two or more avi files
Prerequisites

For all this to work you need the transcode package. So install (or make sure that it is there)


yum install transcode

Instructions

1. Open up a terminal
2. Go to the directory where the files are (this is just to make things simpler)
3. Assuming that the file you want the result to be is named foo.avi, and you have two smaller files you want to merge (in order) named foo1.avi and foo2.avi, enter the following command:


avimerge -o foo.avi -i foo1.avi foo2.avi

Method 2 :

source : http://techtips.chanduonline.com/2006/08/15/how-to-join-multiple-avi-or-mpg-files/

How to join multiple .avi or .mpg files

sudo apt-get install mencoder mplayer

Now that the hard part is out of the way, we’re going to make use of the wonderful cat command. I’d renamed each Bloodspell video as b1.avi - b7.avi. Now to string them all end to en…

command to see Linux version

source: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=147158

lsb_release -a

The Linux Standard Base, or LSB, is a joint project by several Linux distributions under the organizational structure of the Linux Foundation (merger of the Free Standards Group and the Open Source Development Labs) to standardize the internal structure of Linux-based operating systems.

Other commands having same effect
cat /etc/redhat-version
cat /etc/issue
cat /etc/lsb-release

The traveler whose journey has ended has achieved greatness above all

A short story on greatness.

One day during his exile emperor Asoka was resting when a vagabond comes up to him and says "You are no ordinary traveller. You have greatness written over your forehead."
Asoka was then brooding over how to regain his throne, so he asks "Greatness as in a King?"
Traveler : "No."
Asoka : "Who can be greater than a king?"
The traveler says "The traveler whose journey has ended has achieved greatness above all." and leaves.
It took Asoka a lifetime of bloodshed to learn the true meaning of this statement.