Month: March 2011

sakura – Reaaly good terminal with very few dependencies.

I was searching for something in the Fedora repos and found a really good terminal, sakura. Its very much like Gnome-terminal. I did not find much difference other than using less memory.

To install:

sudo yum install sakura

and the details of the package:

Name        : sakura
Arch : i686
Version     : 2.3.8
Release     : 1.fc14
Size        : 137 k
Repo        : installed
From repo   : fedora
Summary     : Terminal emulator based on GTK and VTE
License     : GPLv2
Description : Sakura is a terminal emulator based on GTK and VTE. It’s a terminal emulator
: with few dependencies, so you don’t need a full GNOME desktop installed to
: have a decent terminal emulator.

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use finch, less memory and cpu usage, in replacement for pidgin.

Well, if you are on linux then you have options – is a known fact. But how those options help?

I was working on a machine which had very less RAM and was quite old system and it was running F14. Guess what would be the state of the system with pidgin, xmms, firefox, evolution and couple of terminals. Now, this is where if you could save a few cycles of CPU then you can actullay see the difference in sluggish GUI and and an okay sort of GUI. So, first off, kill pidgin and use finch.

sudo yum install finch

For learning the keyboard shortcuts, use the man page. They are quite okay to remember if you remember that the modifier is “alt” key.


Also there is some mouse support also, but why need that if you are working on a terminal. I liked it quite a lot.

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using wordpress CLI to post to wordpress

There is a very nice post here: How to post content to a WordPress blog from the command line

I tried this in Fedora 14 and here is the way to get this working in Fedora

su -


install WordPress::CLI WordPress::Post

Now, once the above completes make sure that the path /usr/local/bin is in you path.

Then you can simply follow the steps in the above blog post and you are good to go. Happy blogging.


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