How To Install KDE In Linux Mint/Ubuntu

KDE in Linux Mint/Ubuntu
The great thing about using any open source software is the flexibility to customize it. The default desktop environment that comes with Linux Mint/Ubuntu is Gnome/Cinnamon, Unity or MATE. This can however be changed to something different like KDE. What this means is that a new desktop environment complete with it’s own set of tools and applications can be used on top of the core system (Linux...

Quickly Extract Text And Convert PDF Files To Text In Linux Mint/Ubuntu

gPDFText editor installed in Linux Mint
gPDFText is a nice and tiny text editor that can extract text from PDF files into a text document. Also, it can edit the existing PDF files and can save them as text files. To install it, open Terminal and type : sudo apt-get install gpdftext Once installed, it will show up in the Accessories section. To use it, simply open the PDF file from gPDFText (File>Open) and only text from the source will...

Quickly Find Out Kernel Details In Linux Mint/Ubuntu

Finding out kernel details in Linux Mint/Ubuntu system
Here is a quick way to get the kernel details (name, version and release info) for a specific Ubuntu / Linux Mint system : Open Terminal and type : uname -s -v -r This command also comes in handy when wanting to find out the type of processor, hardware and the operating system for a given system. To do that, type : uname -m -p -i -o

Quickly Find Out Network Adapter Info Through Linux Mint/Ubuntu Terminal

Display wireless adapter info through Linux terminal
Here is a quick way to find out what type of ethernet and wireless adapter is present in the system running Linux Mint/Ubuntu: 1. Open Terminal and for finding the manufacturer details of ethernet adapter (LAN adapter) present, type : lspci|grep Ethernet This will display the details of the LAN adapter present. 2. To find the info about wireless adapter, type : lspci|grep Network What the command...

Quickly Find Out List Of Open Files By Specific User Through Linux Mint / Ubuntu Terminal

Output of lsof for given user
It can be useful to get a list of all open files per user basis for a given Linux Mint / Ubuntu system. To do this quickly, open Terminal and type : lsof -u username This will generate an output of all open files by the user name specified. Run it as root to get a list of open files for any user.To make it more readable and stop scrolling through the screen, use the ‘less’ parameter : lsof...

How To Quickly Copy Files Over Network In Linux Using Rsync Over SSH

When trying to copy lots of files remotely from one server to the other, rsync over ssh can be of a great help in most Linux distros including Linux Mint and Ubuntu. [ For a quick primer on how to use ssh from Linux Mint/Ubuntu command line, check this post ]. Here is how to use it considering the below example : 1. Folder named “images” resides locally at “/home/avp/images”. 2....