Delete Files And Folders From Linux Mint Command Line Without Using rm

If the rm command when using Linux Mint Terminal is something that is scary (quite rightly so because of rm -rf), then there is a safer alternative to deleting files and folders without worrying about messing up the system. This is by using trash command. It works similar to recycle bin although from the command line. First, install it from Terminal in Linux Mint/Ubuntu : sudo apt install...

How To Get Country Details For IP Addresses Using Command Line In Linux Mint

If you are looking for a command line tool in Linux Mint or any Debian based distro that can display the country to which an IP address belongs to, then geoiplookup will be useful. Installing geoiplookup : To install geoiplookup in Linux Mint, open Terminal and type : sudo apt install geoip-bin Using geoiplookup : Once installed, simply run that command either with the hostname...

Automatically Backup And Sync Tomboy Notes In Linux Mint Using SSH

The default note taking program in Linux Mint -TomBoy Notes can be configured to sync and backup notes with remote systems/servers that use SSH server. All you’d need on the remote end is a system that has SSH server installed which can accept incoming SSH connections. (An earlier article on how to configure and harden SSH server in Ubuntu can be found here. ) On the source PC from...

How To Keep A List Of All The Installed Packages In Debian

It can be useful to have a list of installed packages in Debian when using it on multiple PCs or importing it after a fresh install. There is a quick way to do this directly from the Terminal by using the following command : dpkg –get-selections > installedpackages.txt This will export the list of all installed packages and store it in a text file named installedpkgs.txt. This...

How To Add Workspaces In Linux Mint 19

Adding workspaces in Linux Mint 19 expands the available desktop area to fit in more open applications and also keeping them organized. Just like virtual desktops in Windows 10, Linux Mint 19 can have additional workspaces. Here is how to add them : Right click on the panel and click Panel > Add New Items. Scroll down to Workspace Switcher and choose Add. This will add the default...

How To Use GNU Midnight Commander In Linux Mint

GNU Midnight Commander is a classic text based file manager that can be used directly from Linux command line. It is a retro file manager and can be used to copy, delete, move files and folders. Besides that, it also supports using FTP/SFTP for managing remote file systems. To install it in Linux Mint, open Terminal and type :  sudo apt install mc After it is installed, simply...