Terminal based application , which are minimalist apps running through your terminal … some people don’t like the fancy rich GUI and prefer simple text-based UI to use …they are old school geeks . Most of the apps in this post are very old and you may recognize them as revolutionary projects such as Vi . This list if for people who are new into Linux world and they wanna try something new ” old school stuff ” … Continue reading
It’s really important to know your machine hardware and software specifications to be able to install suitable packages for your machine, also if you had a problem that will help you to easily diagnose the problem. So here will show few command lines will help you to know your mahcine hardware specifications and software too. Continue reading
Remove obsolete packages, free up disk space this is a really important to run thees commands mentioned down here from time to time to keep your system performing really good and reduce lagging time for installing updates. In this quick [How To] will show you how to remove caches for Yum package manager. check Notes before going any further. Continue reading
GTK Window decorations is gone, Emerald window decorations is gone, compiz visual effects not working, Title bar is gone along with “close, minimize, maximize” buttons. Many of you guys maybe had to faced these problems before, usually happen when visual effect is active using compiz. so here i will show you how to easily fix these problems. Continue reading
Running multiple commands really helpful in many ways for installing packages, copying files, moving files, …. .Sometimes when you try to install a package output message show that you have install extra dependencies, this will be really annoying to install them one by one. with these commands will make it easily for you to write it once for all. Continue reading
Touch command is quite handy tool to add multiple empty files at the same time using command line “Terminal” with different file types “extensions”and file’s name. Continue reading
APT stand for Advanced Packaging Tool, first designed as a front-end for dpkg to work with .deb packages for Debian operating system, also this package working on multi platform so you might see APT working on many different distributions even it’s not debian based. Continue reading
Just finished Ubuntu 10.10 Beta upgrade took about 5-6 Hours “slow connection” i had to download about 1.4 GB including other upgrades for many packages already installed on Ubuntu 10.04.1. Continue reading
FFMPEG can do a lot streaming, converting, also an audio – video codec library. after installing any linux distributions usually I install FFmpeg Codec library.
Download FFMPEG Here.
There is a GUI application for FFmpeg converter WinFF but I prefer using command line for converting multimedia files. it’s quite easy to use command line, you will get used to it by time.
FLV file is a container that means it might contain audio, video, text, data. Kinda like Youtube videos. but MP3 file it’s only audio file format.
Open Terminal: then type
is the destination for original FLV file
is the output mp3 file destination change it as you wish.
That’s it for now.
After installing many applications, adding extra repositories you might need to remove useless packages and repositories, this will help you to save some space form system directory and keep your system performing better. Continue reading
For who interesting to know how to use Chmod using command line, usually to change file permission for reading, writing, and executing file as a program it’s quite easy using GUI, it’s even better using command line. Just checked Wikipedia for Chmod file permissions. it’s really good idea to change file permissions using command line.
to change the file permissions you can go to file’s properties then permissions, and that’s quite easy to use.
it’s the same to use the command line. so let’s check some examples.
1. Showing current permissions for a file
Open terminal then type
The output showing current mode
if you compared the output line with the image there you will figure out that both are the same.
” -rwxr-xr-x “ means it has read – write – executable access for both user and group called ” mb “
including last modify date and the name of this file.
2. Showing Current modes located on a directory
Using same command on first example but with the directory name ex.
3. How To Change File Permissions?
There are two ways to change files permission, also you will be able to know more special modes for changing files permissions Octal Numbers and symbolic modes.
First example using octal numbers with four digits
Replace the file name between quotes with your file name.
Second example symbolic modes.
This command will change the file to read and write only, it was executable before we do that in the first step.
Another example using symbolic modes.
This command will restore all permissions to the default.
4. Listing Resources and Links might help also.
That’s it for Now.
Already reviewed GoogleCL on LinuxNOV on this post for how to use GoogleCL without using Graphical User Interface, but in this post will show simple script for GoogleCL also you can get access to blogger, contents, Docs, Picasa, and Youtube.
Download GoogleCL GUI 0.1
Follow This link To download and how to use GoogleCL GUI 0.1
Also check google code for more informations about GoogleCL Project
basically after installation you can add icon launcher with the script location
will show a quick example for using Google Docs on GoogleCL GUI 0.1
After you select the service you want it will ask you to specify the account you want to get access to then drag and drop the link showed up on your Terminal to your browser to grant access to this service on your google account.
Then will show up options for Google Docs to list your documents or edit it, upload new document, delete it, or download documents.
simply select option you want, for example will select upload documents and it will ask you to select document you want to upload.
then it will show you that, the file uploaded successfully.
Thanks to angenoir71
That’s it for now.