Transform Your Linux Mint/Ubuntu Terminal Into A Geek Screen Just Like In The Movies

If you are looking to play with Linux Mint/Ubuntu Terminal, hollywood is a fun utility to install. It is a geeky eye candy that displays scrolling split screen output from random commands just as in those hacker/geek movies. To install it : sudo apt install hollywood Once installed, simply run it : hollywood (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Terminal will...

Quickly Find Out System Information In Linux Mint/Ubuntu From Terminal

It can be useful to selectively print out hardware/system information for troubleshooting or reference purposes. inxi is a very handy command line tool that does just that. It displays information about system software like kernel version, Linux OS details, CPU, RAM and other hardware details. To use it in Linux Mint/Ubuntu, open Terminal and type : inxi Using this command alone will only display...

How To Install Tixati In Debian

Debian by default doesn’t come with any torrent client installed like Transmission in Linux Mint/Ubuntu.  So Tixati can be a good choice for this and it is available for all Linux platforms including Debian. Here is how : First, download the .deb package (32/64 bit) from Tixati’s download page for Linux. (.deb packages can be installed on any Linux distro that is Debian based.) Once downloaded,...

Take Screenshots Directly From The Terminal In Linux Mint/Ubuntu

Scrot is a command line utility that can directly take screenshots from the Terminal. To install it in Ubuntu/Linux Mint, open Terminal and type the following : sudo apt install scrot Once installed, it is easy to use. To directly take a screenshot of the Terminal : scrot What this will do is save the screenshot with a timestamp in the current directory. To save a screenshot in other location : scrot...

How To Extract RAR Archives In Debian

Xarchiver the default archive management tool that comes with Debian Stretch won’t open .RAR files as it is a proprietary file format. (An earlier article described how to enable installing non-free software in Debian). So, here is how to extract such archives : First install a tool : unrar-free from the Terminal : sudo apt install unrar-free Once installed, specify the name of RAR archive...