How To Configure Linux Mint To Allow Guest Only Access

You can configure guest only access in Linux Mint. This is useful for kiosk PCs or shared PCs where only Internet access is needed. Certain restrictions apply when using Linux Mint in guest mode like not being able to save data to local partitions and drives, not able to change settings and so on. You can however use external drives to store data in this mode. This mode is similar to...

Auto Delete Temp Files And Empty Trash In Ubuntu 19.04

Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo desktop
You can schedule auto deletion of temporary files and empty trash in Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo). Here is how: Access Ubuntu Dash from the sidebar. Search for Settings. From Privacy section, select Purge Trash & Temporary Files. Enable the options for automatically emptying trash and purging temporary files. From Purge After, select the time period (the default...

Use Look Command To Search For Lines From Linux Terminal

If you want to search for lines that start with a specific string / words, then look command will be useful. (There are other useful Linux command line tools like aspell that can check for typos which are easy to use and quick.) Also unlike using grep to find instances of specific words, look is used only for finding lines that begin with a specified string or letters. Using it is simple, open...

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...