A Quick Guide To Using Zypper For Package Management In openSUSE Linux

Using Linux command line is quicker for adding, removing, installing and updating software packages. Various distros have their own package management tools, for e.g : Debian based distros use apt, Fedora/ Red Hat has dnf and openSUSE has zypper. Let’s take a quick look at how to use zypper in openSUSE for updating, removing and finding various software packages. (Root privileges...

How To Add Workspaces In Ubuntu 19.04 And Change The Dock Position

Having multiple workspaces can be easier to manage as you can reduce clutter when working. (To add workspaces when using Linux Mint 19, here is an earlier article that explains it). Adding workspaces in Ubuntu 19.04: Here is how to add multiple workspaces in Ubuntu 19.04: Click on Activities tab. This will bring up a vertical sidebar on the right. That is the workspace selector. To...

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 that...

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...