How To Join, Split And Password Protect PDF Files From The Linux Command Line

With the Linux command line / Terminal, it is easy to merge, split and edit PDF files. There is a useful tool for that called pdftk which is like the Swiss knife for PDF-related functions. To install pdftk, open the Linux Terminal and type in  sudo apt install pdftk It also has a snap available. This example uses the snap version on Ubuntu.  sudo snap install pdftk Merging PDF files: To...

How To Manage Notifications In Ubuntu

Ubuntu by default has notifications turned on for the installed apps. These notifications include pop-ups and sound alerts. They can be configured so that you can turn all of them off or have them selectively off. To do that, access Ubuntu settings from the launcher by clicking on the Settings icon. Click on the Notifications pane from the left. This will show the notifications settings in the right...

Add Timestamps Using the Ts Command In Linux

It can be useful to add current timestamp to each of the lines in files through the Linux command-line. ts (timestamp input) is a handy utility and a part of moreutils package in Linux which does just that. With ts, you can pipe the input file and directly add timestamps to each of the lines. This example uses Linux Mint to show how to use ts. Installing ts: First, install ts as it is not installed...

Quickly Get The Weather Forecast Using Linux Command Line

The finger command in Linux is used to fetch and display user details. If you would want to use it for checking the weather forecast, that too can be done using Graph.no. It is a worldwide weather information service that uses the finger command to display weather conditions. If not installed, you can install the finger utility in Linux Mint/Ubuntu using: sudo apt install finger Once installed, here...

How To Use The Logs Utility In Linux Mint

Logs in Linux Mint is like the Event Viewer tool in Windows. It is a graphical tool to view and analyze the various system and application-related messages for diagnosis and troubleshooting. There is one more useful feature of Logs. This is quickly finding the exact time when the system was first booted and then shut down for the day. Here is how to see it: From the Mint menu, go to Administration...

How To Set A Default Application For Different File Types In Linux Mint

Just as with Windows, you can change the default application settings in Linux Mint too. This is especially useful for multimedia files like WebM which by default open in a browser instead of a multimedia player. In this example, the default application for WebM files is changed to the VLC player. Here is how to change these settings: Right-click the file type whose default app settings are to be changed....