Monthly Archives: March 2014

Link: How to set up automatic filesystem checks and repair on Linux

One of the most important tasks in Linux administration is to check the integrity of the filesystem. The Linux filesystem can be damaged under various circumstances, e.g., system crash, power loss, disconnected disk, accidentally overwritten i-node, etc. Thus it is a good idea to check the integrity of the filesystem regularly to minimize the risk of filesystem corruption. When it comes to checking and repairing Linux filesystem, fsck is a useful tool.

In this tutorial, I am going to describe how to set up automatic filesystem checks with fsck tool.

Full article here:
How to set up automatic filesystem checks and repair on Linux (Xmodulo)

Link: Merge Files of Different Formats Into One File Online With MergeFil.es

Mergefil.es  is a free online file merger that lets you merge or combine multiple files into one single file. This free online file merger can combine multiple files of different formats into one single PDF, MS Word, or MS Excel document.

It supports variety of file formats, like: PDF, MS Word, MS Excel, Images, HTML and TXT. It lets you order the file placement, by moving them, upward or downward. Not only that, this freeware has the ability to compress the file as well.

Full article here:
Merge Files of Different Formats Into One File Online With MergeFil.es (I Love Free Software)
Related:
MergeFil.es Lets You Combine Files of Different Formats into One Unified Document (TechNorms)
[Web] Merge multiple files of different formats with MergeFil.es (dotTech)

Link: Pelican: A fast blog/CMS for the Raspberry Pi

… I wanted blogging software to run on the Raspberry PI which was:

  • Served at a reasonable speed.
  • Easy to write.
  • Easy to maintain.
  • Portable to other platforms, should I choose to move to another server.

After looking high and low for a solution, I finally came across my answer: Pelican.

Full article here:
Pelican: A fast blog/CMS for the Raspberry Pi (874.org.uk)

Link: How to look up the geographic location of an IP address from the command line

If you want to find out where a given IP address is physically located on earth, there are quite a few online GeoIP lookup services you can try (e.g. geoiptool.com). These online services are mostly powered by freely available GeoIP databases such as those from MaxMind. Besides using such web-based services, there are different ways to query the GeoIP databases, notably via the Linux command line.

In this tutorial, I am going to describe how to geolocate an IP address from the command line in Linux.

Full article here:
How to look up the geographic location of an IP address from the command line (Xmodulo)
Related:
Geo IP Lookup API (ProgrammableWeb)

Link: How to Install Netflix on Linux

As omnipresent as Netflix is, it is not officially available on Linux yet. Thankfully, though, developers have come up with unofficial versions of the app. In this article, we’ll show you ways to get Netflix working — using these unofficial versions — on your Ubuntu or Fedora desktop.

Full article here:
How to Install Netflix on Linux (TechSource)

If for some reason you can’t get that to work, see our related previous article:
Link: Pipelight: Use Silverlight In Your Linux Browser To Watch Netflix, Maxdome Videos And More

Link: Tutorial: Customizing Your Bash Prompt

In this tutorial I will show you how you can change the look and behavior of the prompt to show more details or use a different coloring style. I will explain how to try all these examples and how to make changes permanently by adding them inside the Bash configuration file. Please note that this stuff is Bash-specific and it won’t work in other shells.

Full article here:
TuxArena | Tutorial: Customizing Your Bash Prompt (TuxArena)

RELATED: Some of you might prefer to run a program that customizes the bash prompt for you. For you there’s bash-prompt-customizer-cli at GitHub.

Link: Send an SMS Text Message from the Command Line

When you think of sending out text messages you probably think of the iPhone or an Android, and the command line doesn’t cross your mind, but thanks to the ever-useful curl command, you can send out a SMS text message to any phone number right from the Terminal.

Note that while this article comes from an OS X-related site, the technique shown should work in just about any version of Unix or Linux, as long as the curl command is supported.

Full article here:
Send an SMS Text Message from the Command Line (OS X Daily)

Link: Restore the classic Firefox theme in Firefox 29

It won’t be long before Firefox 29 goes from being a beta build to rolling out to all of Mozilla’s users. When that happens, the new Australis theme will become the default — and not everyone is happy about that.

Fortunately, you’re not stuck with the new theme if you don’t like it.

Full article here:
Restore the classic Firefox theme in Firefox 29 (Liliputing)

Link: Power of Linux wget Command to Downloand Files from Internet

Wget is the command line, non interative , free utility in Unix like Operating systems not excluding Microsoft Windows, for downloading files from the internet. Most of the web browsers require user’s presence for the file download to be completed. But wget allows users to start the file retrieval and disconnect from the system. It will download the files in the background. The user’s presence can be a great hindrance when downloading large files.

Full article here:
Power of Linux wget Command to Downloand Files from Internet (LinOxide)
Related:
Wget. Resume, limit rate and run it in background (G. Garron)
Download an entire website with wget (ugly duck)

Link: 10 URLs That Every Google User Should Know

Where can you get a list of every ad that you have clicked on Google? Where should you go if you don’t remember your administrator password? What are your interests as determined by Google?

Here are 10 important links that every Google user should know about. They are tucked away, somewhere deep inside your Google dashboard.

Full article here:
10 URLs That Every Google User Should Know (Digital Inspiration)