Using the terminal is one of the main draws that attracts users to a Linux system. It is very powerful and allows you to do many tasks just from your keyboard. But you can get even more use out of the command line if you have a good terminal to go along with it. Some terminals make things easier or allow you to split windows to increase your workflow efficiency, etc.
Erase dvd/cd-rw from Linux command line
Erasing a BD-RE, DVD-RW, or CD-RW disk on a Linux system can be as easy as entering one line command using the
wodim utility. In this tutorial, you will see how to erase a rewritable disk (Blu Ray, DVD, or CD) on Linux via command line.
How to install, generate and list Locale on Linux
The locale on a Linux system is what determines the type of characters and encoding that appear in your command line terminal. Changing the locale will set various environment variables to different values. The terminal and other applications can then query those variables to figure out what type of characters and settings to show the user.
Best Video Editing Software on Linux
A lot of people may not think about Linux when video editing comes to mind, but make no mistake, there are a myriad of fine choices available when it comes to video editing software on a Linux system. There are varying levels of software, depending on whether you want to do in depth video editing or just quick edits on the fly. In some cases, you may find it useful to have one of each.
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.
How to create and share torrent on Linux
Torrents are an excellent way to share data publicly. As you may already know as a Linux user, many Linux distro developers choose to share their operating system in the form of a torrent download. This allows someone to publish data and rely on the “swarm” (the users that are uploading or downloading the torrent’s contents) to continue hosting it.
How to extract audio from video on Linux
The purpose of this tutorial is to extract the audio contents from a video file on a Linux system. This can be done from the command line after installing the
ffmpeg software package, if you do not already have it. The audio can be extracted into a variety of formats like mp3 or ogg, and the video types supported range from mp4, mkv, avi, and others.
Best Music Player for Linux
Linux systems offer a wide range of choice, and music players are no exception. For quite a while, there have been fantastic options when choosing the perfect music player for your Linux computer. All of these players are just as good, if not better, than their proprietary counterparts on other operating systems. They range from the minimal, light weight, and targeted to feature-rich multipurpose players capable of nearly anything. There’s a great choice for every music fan on 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.
List of Browsers available on Linux
Users of Linux systems have many choices when it comes to web browsers, as there is a wide range that can be installed. You may already have a favorite browser or you may be still deciding which browser is right for you. In this tutorial, we have compiled a list of browsers that are available on Linux, and will show you how to install them on all major Linux distros.
Best Linux Distro for Gaming
In recent years, it has become clear that Linux is a viable operating system for gaming if it has the right support. Your gaming experience can range from horrible to great, depending largely on which Linux distro you decide to use. Some Linux distributions are definitely more suited to handle gaming, and there are a ton of others that gamers would do well to avoid entirely.
Best PDF Reader for Linux
The Adobe PDF file format is commonly used for instructions, manuals, boarding passes, and lots of other types of documentation. You are bound to run into a PDF document eventually. Is your Linux system able to open and read them?