How To Use The Default Screenshot Tool In Linux Mint

The default screenshot tool in Linux Mint is a handy to use for taking simple screenshots. It can take screenshots of specific windows, selective regions as well as delayed captures.surgeprice.display("ihaveapc.com_336x280_abovepost");It is available from Menu > Accessories > Screenshot.The interface basically has two main sections – one for taking screenshots and the other...

A Simple Linux Shell Script To Display Public IP Of PC

using nano text editor to make linux shell scripts
Linux shell scripts are useful for a lot of tasks. A brief tutorial on them can be found here. Here is a very simple shell script that on executing will display the public IP address of PC. Using any text editor (nano in this example), make the script as follows :#!/bin/bashecho "The Public IP for this system is : " curl -s icanhazip.com What this script does is simply fetch the public...

How To View Average System Load Graphically In Linux Mint From Command Line

Linux Mint has some pretty useful graphical system tools for optimizing performance. The Linux shell too  can be used to run a graphical window based tool that is available in most of the distros. That is xload . It gives a histogram view of average system load. It can be used for monitoring/diagnosing performance if needed. Running it is simple, type in the following from Terminal: xload This will...

How To Configure Downloading Schedule When Using uGet In Linux Mint

uGet is a powerful and easy to use free download manager for Linux and Windows.To install and use it in Linux Mint: From the Terminal, use the following command: sudo apt-get install uget To know more about how to use it, refer to this earlier article. Now, the Scheduler option in uGet is a useful feature that can allocate blocks of time for downloading files in queue as and when required throughout...

Quickly Fix Common Typos In Documents Directly Using Linux Mint/Ubuntu Command Line

Correcting typos and various spelling mistakes can be directly done using Linux Terminal. This is because it already has a useful interactive spell checker tool – aspell. It can help in quickly checking documents for typos and fix them. Here is how to use it: To list all the possible typos present in a document, run the command: aspell list <  nameofdocument It will then check for typos if...

How To Download And Use Windows Virtual Machines In Linux

An earlier article described how to download and use any of the commonly used Linux distros in VirtualBox. There is something similar for Windows too. Microsoft provides free test images/ Windows virtual machines that can be used with various virtualization tools like VirtualBox, Virtual PC, VMWare and so on. This is meant for developing and testing software for Windows environment.All the commonly...