Linux Tools

6 Feature-rich OpenSource CAD Tools for Linux

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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

How to View Progress of Commands using Linux Pipe

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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

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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

5 Methods to Convert xlsx Format Files to CSV on Linux CLI

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XLSX is a file extension for an open XML spreadsheet file format used by MicrosoftExcel. Converting Microsoft Excel sheet to a Comma Separated file (CSV) is relatively very easy while using command line. The situation may arrive when you have a XLS file and you need to fill [...]

Alain Francois 3:22 am

watcherd - Shell Listener for Directory Changes on Linux

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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 Communication Tool "Ring" on Linux

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The Ring is an open source tool which allows its users to communicate in multiple ways. It was developed with the main goal of protecting privacy and personal information. It is created and developed by a small team at Savoir-faire [...]

Pradip Sakhavala 2:00 am

Cheat - Create and View Cheatsheets on Command Line

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Ever Linux user can admit often forgetting Linux commands or their options. Often we have to check Google or Askubuntu and some other places to remind us of some commands. Personally, I don't seem to keep "# add-apt-repository" in my [...]

Eyram Amedzor 2:00 am

How to Install Light Table on Ubuntu 16.04 and CentOS 7

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In this article, we will install Light Table software installation on Ubuntu 16.04 and CentOS 7. Few words regarding the software - it is a code editor that connects you to your creation with instant feedback. In other words, it [...]

Sergej Kalenichenko 2:00 am

ConvertAll - A Complete Unit Converter Tool for Linux

convertall unit converter linux

Once a while we want to know the equivalent of one unit of measurement to another. You may have wanted to check how many pounds make a kilogram, or how many inches make a meter, or tried to know how [...]

Eyram Amedzor 2:00 am

How to Check Laptop Battery Status from Linux Terminal

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What if you are too geek like me who want to check even battery status from a command line. We can easily get the battery status from GUI, but what if we want all the battery related information from a [...]

Pradip Sakhavala 2:00 am

Gtop - A Linux System Monitoring Dashboard for Terminal

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When you work on Linux server or on your personal computer, you can need sometimes to monitor the different processes in progress. This can be done with some commands but the result sometimes appears with numbers without a graph on [...]

Alain Francois 2:00 am

How to Measure Disk Performance using Fio in Linux

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Fio is a free and open source tool that can be used for benchmark and hardware verification. It supports lots of I/O engines including, libaio,sync, nmap, syslet, network, slice and many more. It also supports many distributions such as Linux, [...]

Hitesh Jethva 3:59 am

pdd - Tool to find Date and Time Difference in Linux Command Line

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In some occasions where you want to check by how many years someone older than you, how old you are (in days, years or months), the countdown to an event or the next flash sale. There is a python-based command [...]

Eyram Amedzor 11:33 am

"Take a Break" - Linux Tool to Force Users to Take Periodical Breaks

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In this article, I will discuss one such application called take a break. As the name depicts, it forces users (gently) to take periodical breaks, to prevent spending too much time in one session. The application was created after a [...]

Pradip Sakhavala 10:25 am