One day without graphics but with Linux

The idea to work one day without graphical applications and use only text utilities like wget isn’t new but… Here is the list of essential tools that are invaluable to make “text mode day” real. Many described applications are already installed out-of-the-box after certain Linux distro installation, if not command sudo aptitude install will help you (or yum install).

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Graphical vi/vim functional keys sheet

vi is a free software screen-oriented text editor written by Bill Joy in 1976 for an early BSD release.Vim, which stands for Vi IMproved, is an open source, multiplatform text editor extended from vi. It was first released by Bram Moolenaar in 1991. Since then, numerous features have been added to Vim, many of which are helpful in editing program source code. Vim and vi are very popular editors for […]

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Clean up your Ubuntu with deborphan

If you want to clean up your Ubuntu or Debian machine and delete unnecessary (orphaned) deb packages you can use utility deborphan. It finds packages that have no packages depending on them. The default operation is to search only within the libs and oldlibs sections to hunt down unused libraries. Install deborphan with command sudo apt-get install deborphan and then let’s proceed with cleaning up. To delete unnecessary libraries just […]

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Two desktop apps you must know about

1. Mercury Messenger is Java-based MSN client. Nice and powerful MSN client. Among it’s features I would mention the following ones: Support for multiple operating systems (you can run the same Mercury version on Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Linux and Windows) USB Stick Support (all settings, chat logs, etc… will be saved on your USB stick) Be online with several MSN addresses at the same time (without starting a new […]

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Summarize system resourses used by Linux application

Linux utility time is used to run programs and summarize system resources usage. time runs the program COMMAND with any given arguments ARG… When COMMAND finishes, time displays information about resources used by COMMAND (on the standard error output, by default). If COMMAND exits with non-zero status, time displays a warning message and the exit status. The following example shows how to check how much time it takes to copy […]

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