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LINUX 101

Aug 30, 2016 learning Linux SHELL phys-492/592

$ # things after # is a comment, it won't be executed
$ # $ sign is the command prompt, it is not part of the command
$ /sbin/ifconfig # print IP address of the machine you are in
$ uname -a # print operating system information
$ cat /proc/cpuinfo # find out how many CPUs are there in this machine
$ cat /proc/meminfo # find out how big the memory is
$ top # find out who's using the resource, type q to quit
$ df -h # check the disk usage
$ pwd # (print working diretory) find out where you are
$ ls # list contents in the current directory
$ ls -l # detailed list of the contents in the current directory
$ ls -a # list contents in the current directory including hidden files
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CONNECT TO LINUX FROM ANY WINDOWS PC

Aug 29, 2016 learning Linux SSH phys-492/592

Windows Command Prompt

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NATBIB AND BIBTEX FOR SCIENTIFIC BIBLIOGRAPHY

Aug 24, 2016 learning LaTeX phys-492/592

@article{naiad05,
  title = "Limits on {WIMP} cross-sections from the {NAIAD} experiment at the {Boulby} {Underground} {Laboratory}",
  author = "{UK Dark Matter Collaboration} and G.J. Alner and H.M. Ara\'{u}jo and others",
  journal = {Phys. Lett. B},
  volume = "616",
  pages = "17--24",
  year = "2005",
  eprint = "0504031",
  archivePrefix = "arXiv",
  primaryClass = "hep-ex",
}
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CHANGE DEFAULT STYLES OF LATEX

Aug 24, 2016 learning LaTeX phys-492/592

\usepackage{titlesec} % fine tune section title
\titlelabel{} % remove number in front of title
\titlespacing{\section}{0em}{0em}{0em} % remove spaces before/after title
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ZOTERO AS REFERENCE MANAGER FOR RESEARCH

Aug 23, 2016 learning zotero bibtex phys-492/592 phys-332

Zotero in Firefox as a reference manager

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Blogs on physics research and educational activities of Jing LIU, an assistant professor in physics at the University of South Dakota. He is an experimental physicist developing novel particle detectors for astroparticle physics and civil use.