Mousepad : A Simple And Useful Text Editor For Linux Mint

Mousepad is a minimalistic text editor for Linux that’s based on Leafpad. To use it in Linux Mint (which has xed has the default text editor), open Terminal and type: sudo apt install mousepad This example uses Linux Mint 19 Xfce for Mousepad installation and usage.   The default view for Mousepad is quite minimalistic. General settings: You can, however, enable Status bar and Toolbar...

How To Use WhatsApp Desktop Messenger In Linux Mint/Ubuntu

The official WhatsApp desktop messenger version as of now is only available for Windows and Mac. So if you’d like to use WhatsApp in Linux Mint/Ubuntu , then you can directly use WhatsApp Web. Alternatively, you can download and use an unofficial desktop version – WhatsApp Desktop that works quite well. To do that, open Terminal and type: sudo apt install whatsapp-desktop Once the installation...

How To Use luckyBackup In Linux Mint

The popular backup tool luckyBackup which is available in distros like MX Linux and antiX can be installed and used in Linux Mint too. This tool makes it easy to take backups locally as well as to remote systems without having to remember Linux commands. It does that by using rsync and rsync over ssh for local and remote backups. To install it, open Terminal and type in: sudo apt install luckybackup After...

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...

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...