There are no dumb questions

I'm just sayin. Feel free to ask anything. I'm itching to tell someone what to do. ;o)

back up scritp

lance bermudez's picture

i want to be able to split the file into 659mb size so far i have after i have the script i want to be able to run it with crontab once a month or so

tar -cjvf /home/lance/backup/archive`date +%m%d%Y`.tar.bz2 /home/lance/bashscripts /home/lance/.avast /home/lance/.config/deluge /home/lance/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts

the archive will be stored in my backup folder in my home dir with the current date as part of the file name. the listing that follow after .bz2 are the folders or files i want backup. i found it give dirttion on how to do split a single video file

What's the opposite of

FredR's picture

What's the opposite of newbie? Old-bie?

-- FLR or flrichar is a superfan of Linux Journal, and goofs around in the LJ IRC Channel

Not sure exactly....but.

ronaldo's picture

Don't know exactly what the opposite is, but I believe a newbie who isn't in jail is called a Freebie.


Shawn Powers's picture

A Wise Guy? ;o)

Shawn is Associate Editor here at Linux Journal, and has been around Linux since the beginning. He has a passion for open source, and he loves to teach. He also drinks too much coffee, which often shows in his writing.

Hey, I'm a potential new user of Linux. Got a Question.

psypho's picture

And as a potential new user, I've been looking around and researching Linux for quite awhile - well actually for the last 2 days or so. I've found a listing of possible "distributors" through a website called

To explain my needs, I am a player of World of Warcraft and an amateur artist. My computer is an AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+ 2.01 GHz, 2.50 GB of RAM, ASUS K8 Motherboard, and I use Windows XP Corporate Edition (Cracked) in a Maxter 152 GB Hard Drive, with additional IBM Deskstar 19.1 GB Hard Drive, and I also have a WD 232 GB External Hard Drive. I have around 109 GB of free space on the Maxter that I use for my WinXP OS on.

What I need to know is could you tell me or recommend what to get for a Linux OS on my machine, and how would I partition my Maxter Hard Drive, and how much space would it literally take?

I hate life like I hate Chris Crocker throwing a hissing fit

I am new to linux as well.

vtkachuk's picture

I am new to linux as well. Went windows free this year. I use Ubuntu ( and think it is awesome for new users. I think 10/15GB of HD space would be enough for you.

Also, for playing WoW, I purchased CXGames available from Good Luck.