Dec 212013
 
RAR help with Linux functions included
RAR 4.20   Copyright (c) 1993-2012 Alexander Roshal   9 Jun 2012
Registered to = Robert Holland =

Usage:     rar <command> -<switch 1> -<switch N> <archive> <files...>
               <@listfiles...> <path_to_extract\>

<Commands>
  a             Add files to archive
  c             Add archive comment
  cf            Add files comment
  ch            Change archive parameters
  cw            Write archive comment to file
  d             Delete files from archive
  e             Extract files to current directory
  f             Freshen files in archive
  i[par]=<str>  Find string in archives
  k             Lock archive
  l[t,b]        List archive [technical, bare]
  m[f]          Move to archive [files only]
  p             Print file to stdout
  r             Repair archive
  rc            Reconstruct missing volumes
  rn            Rename archived files
  rr[N]         Add data recovery record
  rv[N]         Create recovery volumes
  s[name|-]     Convert archive to or from SFX
  t             Test archive files
  u             Update files in archive
  v[t,b]        Verbosely list archive [technical,bare]
  x             Extract files with full path

<Switches>
  -             Stop switches scanning
  @[+]          Disable [enable] file lists
  ad            Append archive name to destination path
  ag[format]    Generate archive name using the current date
  ai            Ignore file attributes
  ap<path>      Set path inside archive
  as            Synchronize archive contents
  av            Put authenticity verification (registered versions only)
  av-           Disable authenticity verification check
  c-            Disable comments show
  cfg-          Disable read configuration
  cl            Convert names to lower case
  cu            Convert names to upper case
  df            Delete files after archiving
  dh            Open shared files
  ds            Disable name sort for solid archive
  dw            Wipe files after archiving
  e[+]<attr>    Set file exclude and include attributes
  ed            Do not add empty directories
  en            Do not put 'end of archive' block
  ep            Exclude paths from names
  ep1           Exclude base directory from names
  ep3           Expand paths to full including the drive letter
  f             Freshen files
  hp[password]  Encrypt both file data and headers
  id[c,d,p,q]   Disable messages
  ierr          Send all messages to stderr
  ilog[name]    Log errors to file (registered versions only)
  inul          Disable all messages
  isnd          Enable sound
  k             Lock archive
  kb            Keep broken extracted files
  log[f][=name] Write names to log file
  m<0..5>       Set compression level (0-store...3-default...5-maximal)
  mc<par>       Set advanced compression parameters
  md<size>      Dictionary size in KB (64,128,256,512,1024,2048,4096 or A-G)
  ms[ext;ext]   Specify file types to store
  mt<threads>   Set the number of threads
  n<file>       Include only specified file
  n@            Read file names to include from stdin
  n@<list>      Include files listed in specified list file
  o[+|-]        Set the overwrite mode
  ol            Save symbolic links as the link instead of the file
  or            Rename files automatically
  ow            Save or restore file owner and group
  p[password]   Set password
  p-            Do not query password
  r             Recurse subdirectories
  r-            Disable recursion
  r0            Recurse subdirectories for wildcard names only
  rr[N]         Add data recovery record
  rv[N]         Create recovery volumes
  s[<N>,v[-],e] Create solid archive
  s-            Disable solid archiving
  sc<chr>[obj]  Specify the character set
  sfx[name]     Create SFX archive
  si[name]      Read data from standard input (stdin)
  sl<size>      Process files with size less than specified
  sm<size>      Process files with size more than specified
  t             Test files after archiving
  ta<date>      Process files modified after <date> in YYYYMMDDHHMMSS format
  tb<date>      Process files modified before <date> in YYYYMMDDHHMMSS format
  tk            Keep original archive time
  tl            Set archive time to latest file
  tn<time>      Process files newer than <time>
  to<time>      Process files older than <time>
  ts<m,c,a>[N]  Save or restore file time (modification, creation, access)
  u             Update files
  v             Create volumes with size autodetection or list all volumes
  v<size>[k,b]  Create volumes with size=<size>*1000 [*1024, *1]
  ver[n]        File version control
  vn            Use the old style volume naming scheme
  vp            Pause before each volume
  w<path>       Assign work directory
  x<file>       Exclude specified file
  x@            Read file names to exclude from stdin
  x@<list>      Exclude files listed in specified list file
  y             Assume Yes on all queries
  z[file]       Read archive comment from file

Profile Functions: 
splitrar() {
if [ $# -eq 0 ]
then
echo "Usage: splitrar rarname.rar FileToBeSplit"
else
echo "Splitting... " $2
rar a -r -v1440k -s -rr $1 $2
fi
}

listrar() {
if [ $# -eq 0 ]
then
echo "Usage: listrar rarname.rar"
else
echo "Listing... " $1
rar vt $1
fi
}

makerar() {
if [ $# -eq 0 ]
then
echo "Usage: makerar rarname.rar filestobearchived"
else
echo "Creating... " $1
rar a -r -rr $1 $2
fi
}

Rar () {
#Make an encrypted and password protected one also.
echo "Type the rarname without the extension followed by a space and the file(s) to be archived separated by a space."
echo "Example: NameOfRAR file1 file2 directory1/ directory2/"
read rarname filenames
rar a -r -rr "Backup.Of."$rarname.`date +"%Y%m%d%H%M%S%Z"`.rar $filenames
}
 
RarE () {
#Make an encrypted and password protected one also.
echo "Type the rarname without the extension followed by a space and the file(s) to be archived separated by a space."
echo "Example: NameOfRAR file1 file2 directory1/ directory2/"
echo "You will be prompted to enter the password for the archive."
read rarname filenames
rar a -r -rr -hp "Backup.Of."$rarname.`date +"%Y%m%d%H%M%S%Z"`.rar $filenames
}
Nov 062013
 
    My Backup Steps:

  1. Click the Backup button. In the “Job Title” window, enter the name of the backup job. I usually type the tape code followed by a description of the backup content. Example: T1.Videos.of.School.Play. The “T1” means tape 1.
  2. Click the “Selections” tab and double-click on the computer system you would like to backup.
  3. Click the “Backup Options” tab and click the “Load” button. Select “Backup Options with Backup.Log.File.txt on C drive” then click “OK”.
  4. Click the “Schedule” tab and configure when and how you would like the backup to run.
  5. Click the “Target” tab and click the “Load” button. Select “Default Backup Target Options” and click “OK”.
  6. Click the “Advanced Options” tab and click the “Load” button. Select “Verify and Create Backup Log” and click “OK”.
Oct 062013
 

ImageMagick Notes

I created a function in my .bashrc file
resize(){ case $1 in JPG50p) echo "Resizing to 50%" #for i in $(( ls *.jpg |awk '{print $9}' ) || ( ls *.JPG |awk '{print $9}' )); do convert -resize 50% $i re_50P_$i; done for i in $( ls *.JPG |awk '{print $9}' ); do convert -resize 50% $i re_50P_$i; done ;; jpg50p) echo "Resizing to 50%" #for i in $(( ls *.jpg |awk '{print $9}' ) || ( ls *.JPG |awk '{print $9}' )); do convert -resize 50% $i re_50P_$i; done for i in $( ls *.JPG |awk '{print $9}' ); do convert -resize 50% $i re_50P_$i; done ;; JPG800x600) echo "Resizing to 800x600" #for i in $(( ls *.jpg |awk '{print $9}' ) || ( ls *.JPG |awk '{print $9}' )); do convert -resize 800x600 $i re_$i; done for i in $( ls *.JPG |awk '{print $9}' ); do convert -resize 800x600 $i re_800x600_$i; done #for i in $( ls *.jpg); do convert -resize 50% $i $i.gif; done ;; jpg800x600) echo "Resizing to 800x600" #for i in $(( ls *.jpg |awk '{print $9}' ) || ( ls *.JPG |awk '{print $9}' )); do convert -resize 800x600 $i re_$i; done for i in $( ls *.JPG |awk '{print $9}' ); do convert -resize 800x600 $i re_800x600_$i; done #for i in $( ls *.jpg); do convert -resize 50% $i $i.gif; done ;; PNG800x600) echo "Resizing to 800x600" for i in $( ls *.PNG |awk '{print $9}' ); do convert -resize 800x600 $i re_800x600_$i; done #for i in $( ls *.jpg); do convert -resize 50% $i $i.gif; done ;; png800x600) echo "Resizing to 800x600" for i in $( ls *.png |awk '{print $9}' ); do convert -resize 800x600 $i re_800x600_$i; done #for i in $( ls *.jpg); do convert -resize 50% $i $i.gif; done ;; png2jpg) echo "Converting .png to .jpg" for i in $( ls *.png |awk '{print $9}' ); do convert $i -quality 99 re_$i.jpg; done ;; PNG2JPG) echo "Converting .PNG to .JPG" for i in $( ls *.PNG |awk '{print $9}' ); do convert $i -quality 99 re_$i.JPG; done ;; *) message="resize options" message1="resize JPG50p - Resize to 50%" message2="resize jpg50p - Resize to 50%" message3="resize JPG800x600" message4="resize jpg800x600" message5="resize PNG800x600" message6="resize png800x600" message7="resize PNG2JPG" message8="resize png2jpg" echo $message echo $message1 echo $message2 echo $message3 echo $message4 echo $message5 echo $message6 echo $message7 echo $message8 ;; esac }
Oct 052013
 

FlightGear (yum -y install FlightGear).
Danger from the Deep (WWII Submarine simulator)
Danger from the Deep required me to install SDL_Mixer and fftw-libs-single-3.3.3-7.fc20.i686.rpm.
I used yum to install the SDL_Mixer (yum -y install SDL_Mixer) and I found fftw-libs-single-3.3.3-7.fc20.i686.rpm on the internet.
I downloaded it from ftp://rpmfind.net/linux/fedora/linux/development/rawhide/i386/os/Packages/f/fftw-libs-single-3.3.3-7.fc20.i686.rpm.
It can also be found at http://www.robholland.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/fftw-libs-single-3.3.3-7.fc20.i686.rpm

The game user manual can be found here: http://www.robholland.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/dangerdeep_manual.pdf.