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...

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 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...

Display The Matrix Code Right From Within Linux Mint / Ubuntu Terminal

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One of the earlier articles described how to get the Hollywood style hacker screen effects along with Mission Impossible tune from within the Linux Terminal. There is one more cool utility that can simulate the famous screen of falling characters from the cult classic movie The Matrix . Here is how to install and use it from Linux Mint/Ubuntu Terminal : Open Terminal and first install...

Transform Your Linux Mint/Ubuntu Terminal Into A Geek Screen Just Like In The Movies

If you are looking to play with Linux Mint/Ubuntu Terminal, hollywood is a fun utility to install. It is a geeky eye candy that displays scrolling split screen output from random commands just as in those hacker/geek movies. To install it : sudo apt install hollywood Once installed, simply run it : hollywood The Terminal will now be filled with lots of output among different split screens and will...