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on 08/06/2013 – Made popular on 08/06/2013
For most users of Linux the Command Line is their best friend. The Terminal wasnt meant to be so serious at all times, its also funny sometimes. If you dont know, here are some commands that will make you see the funny side of the Command Line.
If you want to know what video/audio codec are used for the video file you downloaded from somewhere, you can play the video itself with VLC or MPlayer. There are also command-line utilities that allow you to determine video properties quickly. This tutorial describes how to check video formats from the command line on Linux.
There is no shortage of Twitter clients available, differing in terms of features, operating system support, interface, mobile capabilities, etc. If you are one of those command line junkies, there is one for you as well. This tutorial will demonstrates how to access Twitter from the command line using Twitter CLI.
Unfortunately, some of those tweakings have to be carried out at the command-line. But they are all easy to accomplish, so dont panic, if you are not very comfortable at the Linux command-line. In this article, the few steps you can take to make a default installation of Linux Deepin 12.12 more secure and user-friendly are presented.
Yesterday we introduced your to Linux command line console or shell in our previous post. To read that post, click here.
Today we will continue from where we left off and expand a little into more advanced commands.
20 interesting and extremely helpful Linux command line tricks
As you start spending more and more time working on Linux command line, you tend to learn some cool tricks that make your life easy and save you lot of time. I have been working on Linux command line for many years now and I have learned a lot of Linux command line tricks.
If you want to find out where a given IP address is physically located on earth, there are quite a few online GeoIP lookup services you can try (e.g. geoiptool.com). These online services are mostly powered by freely available GeoIP databases such as those from MaxMind.
There are various tools that allow you to edit the metadata in digital photos or pdf documents. ExifTool is a powerful command-line utility that can read or write meta information in a file. This tutorial describes how to view or edit metadata in pdf documents or digital pictures from the command line on Linux with ExifTool.
The de facto standard for port scanning always has been the venerable Nmap program. The command-line tool is indeed very powerful, but I've only ever seen it work with Linux, and every time I use it, I need to read the man page to figure out the command flags.