Month: March 2017

flatpak – get latest libreoffice

flatpak is tool similar to 0install. You can find more details here.

# Get the gnome-sdk gpg keys
# Add the keys to trusted keys
flatpak remote-add --user --gpg-import=gnome-sdk.gpg gnome

# Install pre-requisite gnome
flatpak install --user gnome org.gnome.Platform 3.20

# Download the flatpak file and install it. Or you can follow the next step.
wget ''
flatpak install --user --bundle LibreOffice.flatpak

# Install flatpak without downloading
flatpak install --user gnome org.gnome.Platform.Locale 3.20

# Run you brand new shiny latest libreoffice
flatpak run org.libreoffice.LibreOffice

# At a later date, when you want to update libreoffice.
flatpak update --user org.libreoffice.LibreOffice

Happy Holi

from Instagram:

systemd – start service when you enable it

More often than not for any service, I end up doing :

systemctl enable <service>
systemctl start <service>

But there is shorcut to this. In systemctl command when you enable the service, you can use “–now” to start the service as follows:

systemctl enable --now <service>

quite a timesaver 🙂