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    7 Linux command-line tips for saving media file space

    pubsub.slavino.sk / opensource.com · Thursday, 18 November - 08:00 edit

Have media files on your computer? You can likely reclaim significant disk space by storing that data in more space-efficient file formats.

This article demonstrates how to use Linux line commands to perform the most common space-saving conversions. I use line commands because they give you complete control over compression and format conversion features. Also, you'll need to use line commands if you want to write scripts. That allows you to develop programs that are custom-tailored to your own unique needs.


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    3 interesting ways to use the Linux cowsay command

    pubsub.slavino.sk / opensource.com · Wednesday, 17 November - 08:00 edit

Most of the time, a terminal is a productivity powerhouse. But there's more to the terminal than commands and configurations. Among all the outstanding open source software out there, some of it has been written just for fun . I've written about fun commands before, but this article is about just one: the venerable cowsay command.


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    Linux tips for using cron to schedule tasks

    pubsub.slavino.sk / opensource.com · Monday, 15 November - 08:00 edit

Making things happen on a regular and predictable schedule is important on computers. It's important because, as humans, we can sometimes be bad at remembering to do things reliably because we get distracted, have too much on our minds, or we're on holiday. Computers are really good at doing things on a schedule, but a human has to program the computer before the computer takes action.


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    7 Linux commands to use just for fun

    pubsub.slavino.sk / opensource.com · Thursday, 11 November - 08:00 edit

The Linux command line can be the home of power users and sysadmins. However, Linux is more than just a lot of hard work. Linux was developed by fun-loving people who created an array of comical commands. Try playing around with these yourself when you want a smile.

Steam locomotive (sl)

For no reason whatsoever, you can cause a steam locomotive to zip across your terminal using the sl command. Install Steam Locomotive with your package manager. For example, on Fedora:

$ sudo dnf install sl


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    Transfer files between your phone and Linux with this open source tool

    pubsub.slavino.sk / opensource.com · Wednesday, 10 November - 08:01 edit

Are you looking for a way to quickly copy files from your iPhone or Android mobile device to your Linux computer or from your Linux computer to your devices? I recently discovered an open source application that's easy to install and makes transferring files as simple as a QR code.

The qrcp project provides a command that generates a QR code in your terminal that allows you to send or receive files to your computer over the network.


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    Why I use Linux to manage my yoga studio

    pubsub.slavino.sk / opensource.com · Friday, 5 November - 07:00 edit

When I started my first yoga studio in 2000, computer technology was way out of my wheelhouse. In fact, for the first two years, I didn't even have a website. I did everything from scratch, including collecting emails, sending newsletters, marketing events, and corresponding with my student base. I was extremely content operating my business that way; my focus was on teaching yoga and creating community.


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    How to update a Linux symlink

    pubsub.slavino.sk / opensource.com · Thursday, 4 November - 07:00 edit

UNIX and Linux users find many uses for links, particularly symbolic links. One way that I like to use symbolic links is to manage configuration backups of various IT equipment.

I have a directory structure to hold everything related to documentation, updates, and other files for the computers and devices on my network. Devices can include routers, access points, NAS servers, and laptops, often of different brands and versions. The configuration backups themselves might be deep within the directory tree, e.g. /home/alan/Documents/network/device/NetgearRL5000/config .


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    Turn any website into a Linux desktop app with open source tools

    pubsub.slavino.sk / opensource.com · Wednesday, 3 November - 07:01 edit

Mastodon is a great open source, decentralised social network. I use Mastodon every day, and it's probably most common to use Mastodon through its web interface (although being open source, there are many different ways to interact with it, including terminal-based applications and mobile apps), but I prefer dedicated application windows.


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