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How to automatically change X11 displays setup with autorandr on Linux

Adding a monitor to a setup is probably one of the most effective and immediate ways to increase productivity. A multi monitor setup can be useful, for example, when we need to consult some kind of documentation and at the same time work on another task full-screen. Autorandr is a free and open source utility able to apply specific X11 configurations depending on the displays connected to our machine.

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How to list all aliases on Linux

How to list all aliases on Linux

An alias on Linux allows a user to reference one command (usually a longer or more cumbersome command) to another (usually a shorter version of the command which is easier to type). This saves users a few keystrokes on the command line, or can also compensate for common typos. In this tutorial, you will learn how to list all the aliases that have been configured on a Linux system.

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How to get and change PDF metadata in Linux

How to get and change PDF metadata in Linux

PDF metadata contains information like author, subject, creator, producer, and keywords. This information is embedded into the PDF file itself, and can be retrieved if a user needs to determine who released the document, or wants to see what application was used to create it, etc. The keywords can also help organize PDF documents by category in case you have a lot of PDF files.

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Clean up filenames with detox command line utility

Clean up filenames with detox command line utility

If you have spent much time on the command line to work with files in Linux, then you probably know about the pains of dealing with file names that contain spaces or any other strange characters. It can be tedious to escape certain file names or to work with a bunch of files that have inconsistent encoding in their file names. The detox command is a solution to this problem, as it converts all file names to a consistent format that make them easier to work with.

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How to get and change image metadata in Linux

How to get and change image metadata in Linux

Image metadata is information that is embedded into files like jpeg, tiff, and other common formats. The primary form of metadata used in photos is called EXIF (Exchangeable Image File Format). This data can contain supplemental information for the image, such as the date and time that the photo was taken, with what camera model, GPS info, author, copyright information, and more.

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