Operating system

Windows Vs Linux – One more time


Image via Wikipedia […] One of the most written and commented articles has to be Linux vs Windows (of course there are competitors like vim vs emacs) but none has been covered so much as Linux …

tracer – trace outdated files on your system


Tracer finds outdated running applications in your system. Home page : Tracer Home page.  To install : sudo dnf install tracer Once you have done that, after every dns update/upgrade you would see a …

nautilis fork ( File manager ) with tree view in sidebar.


Was searching for this for sometime now, finally found it. sudo yum install nemo sudo yum list nemo* First just install nemo. Configure nemo not to interfere with default desktop and also make it …

sxiv – image viewer


sxiv is a nice alternative to feh. It is very light weight and quite useful. Here is the description: […] Description : sxiv is an alternative to feh and qiv. Its only dependency besides xlib …

bash – using the vi mode more effectively.


You can first set the bash mode to vi. This will enable some vim like features to bash. So, add this to .bashrc : set -o vi Once, you have done that then its time to get more out of the vi mode. …

zswap – compcache, compressed swap for better performance


First, here is a link to article on compcache. http://code.google.com/p/compcache/wiki/CompilingAndUsingNew zswap is already in the kernel and you can see the documentation in the kernel …

Home grown mail scheduler with bash script and cron


If you are using Linux (Fedora/Ubuntu or anything else) then you do get a lot of tools and one of them is cron. Very very useful. Just write some script that can do the task for you, put it in cron …

force recheck on reboot – fsck


If you want to force a fsck re-check on reboot, then just touch /forcefsck Related articles Set some disk params to be safe Improve Boot Performance Ext4  


find more information on ext2/3/4 filesystem


In my previous post on check filesystem regurlarly, I mentioned tune2fs. That tool give quite a lot of information. But just in case, you did not find what you are looking for in the output, then you …

Delete all but some directories


I think, like me, you would have faced a lot of situations, where you wanted to delete all the files or directories in a location, leaving only the required files/directories. So, I have a directory …

configure firewall – the easy way.


It is good practice to keep iptables/firewall enabled. But configuring it is difficult, do you agree. Not any more 🙂 Install firewall-config sudo yum install firewall-config This will install a GUI …

dwb – keyboard driven browser


First off, install using the command sudo yum install dwb Now for the description: […] dwb is small webkit-based web-browser in the spirit of tiling window managers,that aims to be mostly …

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