Tag: Fedora Linux

flatpak – get latest libreoffice

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

# Get the gnome-sdk gpg keys
wget https://sdk.gnome.org/keys/gnome-sdk.gpg
# Add the keys to trusted keys
flatpak remote-add --user --gpg-import=gnome-sdk.gpg gnome https://sdk.gnome.org/repo/

# 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 'http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/flatpak/latest/LibreOffice.flatpak'
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

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 🙂

Some nice fonts in Fedora for coding

Here is link to fedoramagazine article on this:

https://fedoramagazine.org/5-great-monospaced-fonts-for-coding-and-the-terminal-in-fedora/

And what the article does not mention is how to install these from terminal. You can use the following command to install them all

sudo dnf install levien-inconsolata-fonts.noarch \
adobe-source-code-pro-fonts.noarch mozilla-fira-fonts-common.noarch \
 mozilla-fira-sans-fonts.noarch google-droid-sans-fonts.noarch \
 google-droid-sans-mono-fonts.noarch nethack-bitmap-fonts.noarch \ 
nethack-bitmap-fonts-core.noarch