OPEN SOURCE TOOLS

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

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

GRV - A Tool to View Git Repo from Linux Terminal

GRV tool view repository

GRV is an opensource tool to display git repository on Linux terminal. This tool provides screens to view refs, branches and diffs in separate tabs. The behaviour and style can be customized through configuration. A query language can be used to [...]

Puskar Trital 12:05 am

How to Install CTparental on Ubuntu 16.04 & Debian 9

CTparental parental control

CTparental is a parental control tool used to control how someone uses the computer, either for internet browsing or any other specific Computer usage. Design of CTparental was motivated by existing tools like iptables, dnsmasq, inguardian Privoxy which independently can do some parts but missing [...]

Josphat Mutai 3:44 am

What Is Amp and How to Install It on Ubuntu and Arch Linux

amp text editor

Amp is a complete text editor for your terminal, which is inspired by vim's modal approach to text editing. Amp aims to keep things as simple as possible (SAP). There are already plenty of highly-configurable editors available. At its core, [...]

Puskar Trital 12:05 am

How to Install and Use Redshift Ubuntu 16.04

Install Redshift Ubuntu

Redshift is a  tool inspired by f.lux used to adjust the color temperature of your screen according to your surroundings. It makes the color of the screen display adapt to the time of the day, like sunlight during the day and [...]

Josphat Mutai 12:05 am

How to Install and Configure Denyhost in Centos 7 Linux

Install DenyHosts Centos7

DenyHosts is an open source software developed in Python language by Phil Schwartz. It is mainly designed to monitor and analyze SSH server logs for invalid login attempts, dictionary-based attacks, and brute force attacks by blocking the originating IP addresses by adding [...]

Saheetha Shameer 4:45 am

How to Install Advanced Equalizer 'PulseEffects' on Linux

PulseEffects Equalizer Linux

If you've been looking for an advanced audio equalizer for Linux, then look no more because you've come to the right place. Here I'll introduce you to PulseEffects, which is an equalizer, limiter, reverb, and compressor for PulseAudio. So let's [...]

Josphat Mutai 12:05 am

Tlog - A Tool to Record / Play Terminal IO and Sessions

Tlog Terminal Recorder Linux

Tlog is a terminal I/O recording and playback package for Linux Distros. It's suitable for implementing centralized user session recording. It logs everything that passes through as JSON messages. The primary purpose of logging in JSON format is to eventually deliver the [...]

Saheetha Shameer 9:24 am

How to Install Gerbera on Ubuntu 16.04

install gerbera

The Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) is a network protocol designed to allow devices to connect easily and simplify the digital media sharing, communications, and entertainment between your devices on your local network. It exists some Linux tools which can help [...]

Alain Francois 10:02 am

Newsboat - A Terminal Based RSS/Atom Feed Reader

newsboat RSS Atom Feed Reader

RSS is a data exchange format defined in XML. You can deliver data by embedding it in this format, and you can collect data from multiple sources in this format. We're talking about RSS feeds or even atom feeds. It is the [...]

Alain Francois 12:10 am

GSmartControl - A GUI Tool to Check HDD/SSD Health on Linux

GSmartControl check hdd ssd

GSmartControl is a GUI alternative for smartctl, a tool for controlling SMART data on hard disk drives and solid state drives. With this software, you can check the SMART data in order to determine its health. It also allows you [...]

Ivo Ursino 9:13 am

Install Tilix Terminal Emulator in Ubuntu/Fedora/Arch Linux

install Tilix Terminal Emulator

Tilix is a tiling terminal emulator for Linux based in GTK+ 3. It has some interesting features that improve the user experience when using the terminal. What is GTK+ 3? It's a cross-platform widget toolkit for creating GUIs. Tilix uses [...]

Ivo Ursino 12:05 am