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Linux command line utilities to display majestic aquarium, play command line invaders, burn your command line window and much more..
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.
The power of Linux command line is its flexibility and versatility. Each Linux command comes with its share of command line options and parameters. Mix and match them, and even chain different commands with pipes and redirects.
The command line can be scary especially at the beginning. You might even experience some command-line-induced nightmare. Over time, however, we all realize that the command line is actually not that scary, but extremely useful. In fact, the lack of shell is what gives me an ulcer every time I have to use Windows.
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.
Today's fun command line festivities are inspired by Command Line Magic, who hangs out on Twitter sharing excellent Linux command line incantations for all occasions. Today's assortment includes shell rainbows, Is the Internet on Fire?, Star Wars Traceroute, and creating annoying sounds from the console.
If you follow my columns in Linux Journal, youprobably are awarethat I'm a big fan of the command line. When it comes to getting thingsdone efficiently, most of the time the command line can't be beat.
This week let's continue our journey into the depth of the Linux command line to manage and organize information. After managing your personal expenses from the command line, I propose you to manage your notes from the command line, in particular, when your notes are stored in Evernote.
There are various flavors of Linux screenshot utilities, including desktop-specific screenshot programs (e.g., KSnapshot for KDE, gnome-screenshot for GNOME, Screenshooter for Xfce), or general screenshot utilities (e.g., Shutter). One of unique screenshot utilities is Scrot (short for "SCReen shOT"), which is a command-line screenshot utility.
The command line in Linux is probably one of the scariest experience for a newcomer there is. I remember spending hours back in the day trying to decode an error message in my terminal. However, it was completely worth it.