Parcellite: A Lightweight Clipboard For Linux Mint

Parcellite is a lightweight clipboard manager for Linux Mint which can store a list of items that are copied and pasted (like text, weblinks and more) and can be retrieved when needed. To install it in Linux Mint, open the Terminal and type: sudo apt install parcellite It will be available from the Accessories menu once installed. (This example uses Linux Mint 19 Xfce) Click on it to enable it. The...

Change MAC Address In Linux Mint With This Command Line Tool

MAC (Media Access Control) address or the hardware address is a 48-bit (12 hexadecimal) unique permanent address for each of the installed network interfaces in a system. There are tools that can temporarily change these addresses. In Linux Mint, there is a simple command-line utility to do so – macchanger. To install it, open the Terminal and type in: sudo apt install macchanger During installation,...

How To Use SSH In Linux To Setup A Proxy Server

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The SSH command is useful to access remote systems directly from the Linux command line. Besides this, there is an interesting use for it – creating a temporary proxy server. Prerequisites: For using SSH to setup a proxy server, there are certain pre-requisites: A remote PC/server which accepts incoming SSH connections (so it needs to have OpenSSH service running). Here is how to set up an SSH...

Quickly Check Which Services And Packages In Debian Aren’t Yet Updated After Applying Updates

After updating/upgrading packages when using Debian or any Debian based distro, it can be useful to know which all software packages and services in use are still not updated. There is a simple command-line tool in Debian to know this , it’s the checkrestart tool. This example uses Debian 10. It comes with the Debian goodies package and if not installed, install it from the Terminal with the...

Axel : A Linux Command Line Download Accelerator

Using wget is useful to download files directly from the Linux command line. However, if you are looking for a download accelerator to do that from the Linux command line, then axel is a good choice. It speeds up downloading by using multiple connections. Other than that it also includes support for FTP and FTPS besides the regular HTTP/S download links. (This example uses Linux Mint but using axel...

Quickly Find Out The Details Of Executed Commands In Linux With lastcomm

The history command in Linux is useful to recall previously used commands. It, however, won’t show the specific details like which command was used when and by whom. For that, a useful command is lastcomm. It is a part of acct : a GNU accounting utilities package which essentially is for user and system management. This example uses Linux Mint but acct can be installed and used on other Linux...