Quickly Find Out Calendar For Any Year Or Month Using Terminal In Linux Mint/Ubuntu

Calendar For Whole Year
Here is a super quick way to find out all the dates of any specific month and a specific year by using a single Terminal command. 1. Open Terminal and type (say you need to see all the dates for December of this year) : cal -m dec For seeing it for any specific year, simply add the year to the above command : cal -m dec 2012 This shows the days and dates for month of December 2012. You can use the...

Quickly Measure Time Taken By Applications To Execute Using Linux Mint / Ubuntu Terminal

Time taken to execute pwd command from terminal
Here is a useful Terminal command in Linux Mint / Ubuntu to measure how much time it takes to execute any command or application : In Terminal window, simply type  time <command/application whose execution time needs to be measured>: Examples : time pwd time ls time gedit The output displays the time as the actual or real time taken for the command to start and stop, the time from user end...

How To Customize Linux Mint / Ubuntu Terminal

If you frequently use the Terminal in Ubuntu or Linux Mint, chances are it would have become boring to look at the same white or purple background over and over again. To make it fun, it is possible to create different profiles for Terminal. 1. Launch Terminal and go to Edit > Profiles. 2. Select New to make a new profile. 3. Give it an appropriate name of your liking and select Create. 4. In...

How To Get Collection Of Cool Scripts In Nautilus Context Menu In Linux Mint / Ubuntu

  Here’s how to get collection of cool scripts in nautilus context menu in Linux Mint 11 / Ubuntu 11.04: 1. Issue the following command at the terminal – cd ~ 2. Issue the following command at the terminal – cd .gnome2 [Note: People running older versions of Gnome may have ‘.gnome’ folder instead of ‘.gnome2’, in which case, the above command will get...

An Alternate Browser To Lynx For Surfing The Web Through Linux Terminal

Here is an alternate browser similar to the classic lynx. It’s links2 and supports text as well as graphics based internet browsing. To install it, in the Terminal, type : sudo apt-get install links2 Once installed, the usage is very similar to Lynx (refer this earlier post on how to use it). To open websites in text mode, simply type links2 followed by the site link : links2 http://ihaveapc.com This...

Automatically Open And Close CD/DVD Tray Through Linux Mint / Ubuntu Terminal

Here is something fun to do using Linux Terminal – automatically open and close the CD/DVD tray all through a couple of commands. The command to open the tray is : eject The command to close the tray is : eject -t In fact, let’s try to do something awesome, make a shell script that will open and close the CD/DVD tray say 3 times when the script is run. [Note¬† : don’t try to do such...