While copying large files with the cp command, you have no idea how long it will take. cv command allows you to find out the progress of the operation.
Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks
If you have the needs to install an Internet kiosk in your shop, or home, here is a little hack to easily turn your existing computer into an Internet kiosk.
If you are those who are into expense tracking and a geek who love the command line, you should give pem a try.
There’s a new app called Gravit that aims to be an alternative to Adobe Freehand and Fireworks. It is open-source and cross-platform compatible. Let’s check it out.
RPM packages are just not as abundant as DEB files – It’s a fact. To solve this, simply convert the deb packages to the rpm format using Alien.
In Linux, there are various tools for monitoring system resources, and one that stands out from the crowd is collectl, primarily because of its capabilities. Let check it out.
IRC, even though is old, still plays a major role in Linux. There are many, many clients out there and here are 5 really great IRC clients you should check out.
Watching YouTube videos doesn’t have to be limited to the browser window. Here are two Youtube desktop players for Linux: Atraci and QMPlay2.
There are many tools for you to access and manage Amazon S3, but in a command-line based environment, S3cmd is the best tool for you.
Duplicati is an open source and free backup client that securely stores encrypted, incremental, compressed backups on cloud storage services
Gnome Shell allows you to modify it any way you want by installing extensions. Here are some of the best Gnome Shell extensions that you should check out.
Logwatch is a powerful command line tool which aimed at helping with system log management.
Are you a command line as well as Evernote users? Try Geeknote – a useful open-source Evernote console client for Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X.
Do you often need to compare different versions of the same file to keep track of changes. Here are some of the file comparison (diff) tools for LInux.
The timedatectl command in Linux allows you to query and change the system clock and its settings.
Google doesn’t allow you to download the apk files from its Play Store. Here is how you can download Play Store apps to your Ubuntu machine.
If you have previously dual-booted your OS X with Ubuntu, and you have upgraded to Yosemite, you will lose the dual boot. Here is the solution to fix the dual-boot issue.
If you have an older DVD player, it won’t be able to play your MP4 videos. Here’s how you can covert MP4 to Avi videos in Ubuntu, and watch on DVD player.