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Recently I wrote an article about how to install clear via Cygwin on Windows however I used the Yellowdog Updater on CentOS Linux to first figure out what package installs clear. Below I describe how to use yum to figure out what Linux package installs a specific application followed by installing clear or verifying the package that provides clear is already installed.

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When I SSH to Linux servers I use the clear command a lot. This allows me to quickly reset the shell interface so there is no output so depending on if I have typed the incorrect command numerous times or the screen is filled without from something like the locate command I find it really useful to reset the interface so the screen is blank again without having to hit enter 50 times. On all of my Windows machines I have Cygwin installed to provide as much of a Linux feel as possible however I never have taken the time to figure out what installs the clear command so I could have the same luxury of clearing the windows Command Prompt or the Console2 application I use on a regular basis. Below I describe how to install clear on Windows using the Cygwin application.

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Continuing Google Chrome downloads that have been canceled because of a crashed browser, a Windows bluescreen, or some other reason is quite easy by using the tools available via Linux. The primary tool used to continue downloading files on a Linux computer is called wget and can be obtained for Windows using the information below. If a Chrome download has been cancelled for some reason you can continue downloading the file using wget as explained below. I am surprised there is not a extension that provides a resume feature yet however I imagine one will be coming along in the near future.

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While testing something earlier I needed to create a symbolic link on my laptop which is running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I first was going to use cygwin to create the symbolic link with ln however cygwin complained about it which is noted below in more detail. After receiving the error from cygwin I decided to look at the possible Windows commands and located mklink which is described in more detail below and will easily allow you to create symbolic links on a Windows 7 computer.

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Earlier tonight I was working on a project for a customer that wants to translate the Hebrew Interlinear Bible into English which obviously has been done many times before. This customer however has some translations that he wants to make for himself so I needed to find a Hebrew Interlinear Bible in text or PDF format. I was able to locate the Hebrew Interlinear Bible in PDF format however there was a separate PDF for each chapter in each book which numbers something like 930 different PDF’s. I was able to use the wget command described in detail below to download all of the PDF’s with a single command on my Windows 7 computer.

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