How to combine MP4 files on the Ubuntu CLI

If you are looking to combine MP4 files from the command line here is the easiest solution.  First you need to use the following command to install the program. sudo apt-get install gpac Once installed you will be able to run the following command to join the files. MP4Box -cat part1.mp4 -cat part2.mp4 -new joinedfile.mp4 You should …

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Add a progress bar to copy command in linux

I was looking for a way to have a progress bar when using the cp command as I move a lot of files over my LAN from my server to my Drobo, and wanted to know the transfer speeds. Since cp doesn’t have an option to show a progress bar I came across this handy …

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APF Firewall wont start on Ubuntu 11.10, Kernel 3.x

I recently setup an 64bit Ubuntu 11.10 install over at 6Sync for some development projects.  While it will probably not end up hosting anything of real importance and will be recycled shortly I figured it would still be a good idea to put a firewall on it to help aid in protecting it from bored script kiddies.
I have used APF many times in the past so that was the logical choice as I knew how to get it setup and running exactly as needed. Ubuntu provides a

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