OPEN SOURCE TOOLS

This category introduces the installation/configuration of many useful open source tools to ease your job.

Dcp - Tool to Securely Transfer Files Between Linux Computers

DCP tool securely transfer files linux

Transfer files remotely has for a long time been a reserve of rsync and SCP  protocols. In this article, we will take a look at how you can transfer files between Linux computers using dcp tool. dcp tool is a handy tool that [...]

Winnie Ondara 12:05 am

What are the Best Youtube Video Downloader for Ubuntu

youtube downloader linux

Downloading videos from Youtube to your PC comes in handy especially when you know you are going to be offline for long periods of time, for instance when you are catching a flight or a train. What's more is that [...]

Winnie Ondara 4:54 am

Xrdp - Connect Ubuntu Linux Remote Desktop via RDP from Windows

xrdp linux desktop remote rdp

How often do you access Linux Desktop? What tools do you use to access remote desktop? Xrdp is an open source tool which allows users to access the Linux remote desktop via Windows RDP. Apart from Windows RDP, xrdp tool also accepts [...]

Alain Francois 12:25 pm

How to Synchronize Directories Using Lsyncd in Linux

Use Lsyncd Linux

In this article, I'll explain how to install Lsyncd(Live Syncing Mirror Daemon) on Linux systems and how to synchronize remote and local directories in Linux.  Lsyncd is a light-weight live mirror solution that is comparatively easy to install without hampering existing [...]

Mihajlo Milenovic 2:00 am

How to Install Kodi on Linux

Install Kodi Linux

Kodi is a free and open source cross-platform media streaming application, that was developed by Xbox Media Center (XBMC). It provides media content in an appealing and user-friendly format and allows users to provide their own content from a local or remote location. [...]

Winnie Ondara 12:05 am

How to Install and Use YouTube-DL on Ubuntu 18.04

Install YouTube-DL ubuntu

This guide will take you through how to install and use Install YouTube-DL on Ubuntu 18.04. YouTube-DL is a command line tool written in Python to help users download videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, Yahoo, Facebook, Flickr,  PressTV and many other sites. YouTube-DL is a cross-platform [...]

Josphat Mutai 12:05 am

Mkcert - Create SSL Certificates for Local Development on Linux

In this article, I'll explain how to install mkcert, a zero-config tool on our latest Ubuntu system. Mkcert is a simple tool which can be used in making locally trusted certificates. It doesn't require any configuration. It is always dangerous or [...]

Saheetha Shameer 12:05 am

How to Install and Configure Magento 2 on Ubuntu 18.04

Configure Magento Nginx Ubuntu

Magento 2 is the successor of the powerful open source eCommerce platform Magento available on your Linux distributions. This tutorial will give the steps to install Magento 2 with Nginx on Ubuntu 18.04. This software is written in PHP and [...]

Alain Francois 12:05 am

LF - Feature Rich Terminal Manager for Linux

LF Terminal Manager Linux

In this guide, we will cover the installation and usage of LF file manager on Linux. LF which is an abbreviation of (List files) is console file manager written in Go. LF provides minimalistic and nice curses interface with a view [...]

Josphat Mutai 2:51 am

Termtosvg - A Tool to Record Terminal Session in Linux

termtosvg record linux terminal

During a presentation or a course/tutorial, you often need to present the results of the commands executed in your terminal. When the audience is present, it is possible to show the output immediately but for those who are not present, [...]

Alain Francois 12:13 am

Angle Grinder - Tool to Format and Parse Log Files in Linux

Angle Grinder parse format logfile

Are you bored opening files in different text editor while working on command line to parse and gain only information that is required. Writing longer commands to slice only required data, or regex commands for formatting. Let's solve your problem [...]

Yash Vasa 12:05 am

Tuptime - Tool to Display Uptime History of Linux System

Tuptime display uptime history

The primary task of the system administrators is monitoring and examine Linux system and how long its been promenade. This article demonstrates use of Tuptime tool that help's System Administrators to analyse how long Linux machine is up and running. [...]

Yash Vasa 12:05 am

Chomper - Command Line Tool to Block Websites on Linux

Chomper block websites

Chomper is an open-source tool used to create a list of websites to be blacklisted or whitelisted during a user's browsing session. Chomper is terminal-driven tool written in Python. This means it is fully operated from the terminal. The motive behind [...]

Josphat Mutai 9:32 pm

Cryptomator - Encrypt your Cloud Data Files on Linux

cryptomator encrypt cloud files

Figuring out a good path to security for your cloud data can be quite a challenge. Normally, the cloud is a very safe place for data, despite Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) from those who might want to access their [...]

Alain Francois 12:33 am