What is the best way to take a screenshot on a Raspberry Pi? The simplest is to use the command line tool “scrot.”
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MySQL includes “mysqldump” and “mysqladmin” for backing up and managing MySQL databases. Master these two commands and become a competent MySQL admin.
The Fedora project has announced that the “yum” will be replaced by “dnf”. Here is what you need to know about the new DNF package manager.
The next version of LXDE will be based on LXQt, which is a merge of the LXDE-Qt and the Razor-qt projects. Here is how you can test LXQt on (L)Ubuntu.
To debug C or C++ programs in Linux, one can make use of the gdb debugging tool that comes with your system. Let’s see how it works.
If you are using a Raspberry Pi and want to start Java programming, here is how you can install Java Development Kit (JDK) on a Raspberry Pi.
There is a class of editor known as a “Hex editor” which allows you to edit any type of file, especially binary files. Here are a few examples for Linux.
The Raspberry Pi can be a good development tool, and writing C# programs on the Raspberry Pi is simple thanks to the open source Mono project.
Windows and Linux are two different systems and to compile Linux programs under Windows is not an easy task. Luckily, there is a solution known as Cygwin.
Though the Raspberry Pi is small, it is capable of performing a large variety of functions including acting as a local web server. Here’s the configuration setup.
If you can run text editors running from the command line, what about a spreadsheet? This command line spreadsheet app “sc” is the one for you.
NixOS is a Linux distribution with its own unique package manager. The entire OS is built by the Nix package manager. Check out the full NixOS review here.
Tiny Core is a minimalistic Linux distro and piCore is the Raspberry Pi port. piCore is runs entirely from RAM and is only 25MB big. Let’s check it out and see how it performs.
The HTML-XML package is a set of simple utilities for manipulating HTML and XML files from the command line. Here is how you can use it in Ubuntu and other Linux distro.
There was a time when the only games that could be played were text based. If you are up for a bit of nostalgia, you still can play games from the Linux terminal.
Google apps comes with a cost that can escalate with the number of users. Roundcube is a free and useful open source webmail software that you can install on your own server.
Docker.io allows you to create containers holding all the dependencies for an application, and yet nothing gets shared outside its environment. Let’s check out how to use it in Ubuntu.
Tails is a live distribution and is designed to be booted from either a DVD or a USB stick. The following is a review and hands-on of Tails.
if you spend any length of time using the terminal, you may find that you want to customize it to better fit your needs.
With a little help understanding the basics, the dmesg command can become a very powerful tool in a system admin’s tool-set.