Reddit is a popular social news website where users submit interesting content in form of text or links and fellow users up-vote or down-vote the submissions according to their liking. The website has one of the largest following on internet and is also known as the ‘Front Page of Internet’. In this article, we will discuss a desktop application Reditr that lets users easily access reddit on Linux systems.
If you are looking for a You-tube desktop application that not only provides all the main features provided by the Youtube’s web interface but an option to download videos as well, try out Minitube — an application that aims to create a new TV-like experience.
Today, I was looking for a way to permanently remain online in Gmail chat even if the window is not active. I stumbled upon a suggestion to install an internet messenger like Pidgin and connect it to Gtalk in order to remain online. I decided to download, install and use Pidgin to solve my problem but got stuck with another problem. Lets discuss the problem I faced with Pidgin and understand how I solved it.
If you are a system administrator, I am sure you must have used the du command in Linux to check out file space usage on your system. For those who are unaware, it is a command line utility that summarizes the disk usage of each file, recursively for all the directories. If you observe the output generated by this command, you will find that it gets difficult to read if there are a lot of subdirectories that further contain a lot of files. Also, the representation of total space consumed by a directory and individual files within that directory is not very distinctive.
A solution to this output-related problem of the du command exists in form of the xdu command. This command displays tree structured data in a graphical form. In this article, we will discuss the basic usage of xdu command in Linux.
If you are a software programmer (experienced or newcomer) who works with C/C++ programming languages then you’d be happy to know that there exist a couple of command line utilities — cdecl and c++decl — that help in encoding/decoding C/C++ declarations. This way you can learn, debug and verify simple as well as complex declarations in C/C++. In this article, we will discuss these two utilities with the help of some practical examples.
In one of our recent articles, we discussed about qmv/qcp commands. These commands provide a quick alternative to the standard mv/cp commands when bulk copy/rename is required. But, did you know, there exist another set of commands that can be used to rename or copy a single file quickly and easily? In this article, we will discuss about imv & icp commands.
If you are a system administrator then you would have definitely used the top or htop command to analyse CPU or memory consumption by processes in real-time. But, there are situations where you require a utility that could provide a real-time view of the process I/O in order to answer questions like – Why is the disk churning so much? If you have ever felt such a need then there exists a command line utility — iotop — that could solve your problem. In this article, we will discuss iotop through practical examples.
For copy and rename operations, standard command line tools like cp and mv are mostly used. But did you know that there are some command line utilities that can help you to do the standard copy and rename operations even more easily and quickly. In this article, we will discuss two such command line utilities – qmv & qcp.
In the last article, we discussed the ttyrec and ttyplay utilities that can be used for terminal recording and playback purpose. Though the playback utility ttyplay is a standard playback utility for ttyrec recordings but it lacks some major features like rewind or random access in general. If you are looking for a utility that can provide these extra but important features, then it’s the time for you to try out IPBT.
Sometimes you might want to record a terminal session in order to save a complex command line operation for your future reference or for knowledge sharing purpose. Then you might also want the recorded file size to be as small as possible and finally a player that would play the recorded file at a playback speed of your desire. In this article we will discuss two command line utilities (ttyrec and ttyplay) that let you record, save and play terminal sessions.