OPEN SOURCE TOOLS

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

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

Newsroom - Command Line Tool to Read your Favorite News

Newsroom linux news reader

For the latest information and stay informed you must browse each site. The easiest way would be to have a tool that lists certain sites like hackernews, techcrunch etc with their latest news. In this sense, there is an interesting software [...]

Alain Francois 12:05 am

System Tar Restore - Feature-rich Backup Script for Linux

backup script tar restore linux

"System Tar and Restore" is an open-source program for Linux that offers several options to create backups and restore them. It consists of two scripts: One is the main program and the other one is a GUI wrapper. It has [...]

Ivo Ursino 12:05 am

Suplemon - Modern CLI Text Editor with Multi Cursor Support

suplemon text editor

Suplemon is a modern text editor for CLI that emulates the multi cursor behavior and other features of Sublime Text. It's lightweight and really easy to use, just as Nano is. One of the benefits of using a CLI editor [...]

Ivo Ursino 12:05 am

Coinmon - Check Cryptocurrencies Prices Command Line

coinmon Cryptocurrencies Prices

Coinmon is an open-source CLI tool that allows the user to check the cryptocurrencies prices in a simple way. This is a useful piece of software both for Crypto investors and Engineers. This tool gathers the data from Coinmarketcap APIs and [...]

Ivo Ursino 10:54 pm

How To Search 'DuckDuckGo' from Command Line

DuckDuckGo search commandline

DuckDuckGo is an Internet search engine that lets the user search protecting its privacy, and show the best results instead of giving outputs based on previous searches. Googler is one of the popular utility to search google from the command line, [...]

Ivo Ursino 1:40 am

Bash Insulter - Get Insulted When Typing Wrong Linux Commands

typing wrong commands get insulted

Bash Insulter is a funny CLI tool that insults you randomly when you type a wrong command. It can bring out a smile on these long working days. This tool is open-source and its code is available in the official Github [...]

Ivo Ursino 8:25 am

6 Feature-rich OpenSource CAD Tools for Linux

cad tools linux

CAD software is an important tool for engineers, animators, and graphic designers. In comparison with the proprietary CAD tools, Open Source free CAD software is as sophisticated as with its commercial counterparts. Also due to the demand, commercial CAD software [...]

Dwijadas Dey 12:05 am

Deepl - Command Line Language Translator Tool for Linux

Command Line Language Translator

DeepL is a command line tool which delivers text translation capabilities to your console. DeepL Translator is developed by German tech company DeepL. It is available to everyone, free of charge on www.DeepL.com. DeppL translator is based on very advanced [...]

Pradip Sakhavala 2:00 am

How to View Progress of Commands using Linux Pipe

view progress commands pipe

When you work on some processes, sometimes you need to visualize the progression of file operations. Some commands have a parameter to help you to see the progression but for those which don't have it, you need to use another method. To mitigate [...]

Alain Francois 2:00 am

How to Install Popcorn Time on Ubuntu 16, Mint 18, Kali Linux

install popcorn time linux

Is it irritating to wait till download complete in Torrent client to watch your favorite Movie or TV show? I guess the answer is 'Hell, Yeah'. I have an option for you to watch your next favorite TV show episode [...]

Pradip Sakhavala 2:15 am

watcherd - Shell Listener for Directory Changes on Linux

watcherd directory change notification

In this article, I am going to tell you about shell directory listener called watcherd. Daemon watcherd will check the directory changes and execute specified commands or shell scripts. Installing watcherd On Ubuntu 16.04 Download $ wget https://github.com/devilbox/watcherd/archive/master.zip Unzip archive $ [...]

Pavlo Maiorchyk 2:00 am

How to Install and Use Exiftool on Linux

exiftool install linux

You may have come across ExifTool while searching for an image recovery software. Well, ExifTool does more than that. It's a open source program for reading, modifying, and manipulating images, videos, audios and PDF metadata. Metadata are the additional data [...]

Eyram Amedzor 2:00 am