vnStat is a command line-based network traffic monitoring tool that uses the network interface statistics provided by the kernel as information source
Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks
Log files are important in uncovering system problems. Logcheck is a command line tool that are capable of analysing logs and producing meaningful information.
There are many terminal emulators available. Perhaps too many. Here are 5 great terminal emulators available on Linux.
Saidar is a Curses-based tool that can be used for viewing the system statistics including CPU, processes, load, memory, swap, network I/O, and more
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.
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.