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HOW TO Install mcrypt for PHP on RedHat Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 6

This tutorial shows you how to install libmcrypt and the companion PHP module under RedHat Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 6. By default, RHEL and OL do not provide mcrypt or libmcrypt packages for the 6.x release. Subsequently, they don’t … Continue reading

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HOW TO Extract the contents of a .scexe file

HP Releases self-extracting firmware update files for Linux as .scexe files. These files usually contain an installer and a bunch of XML controlls. A -h flag provides a couple options for running the installer, but sometimes you don’t want to … Continue reading

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Removing a File Beginning With Dash –

I get this a lot from friends and Google is full of examples, but here it is again. If you have a file that begins with a hyphen (one of these: -) you’ll have a tough time removing it unless … Continue reading

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