Sometimes it’s useful to get visual feedback from a script. For example when script or cron job completes. Or when long-running build fails. Or when there is urgent problem during script execution. Desktop applications can do this with popup notifications. But it can be done from script too! You can use script commands to send yourself desktop notifications and reminders.
My ongoing quest for great terminal utilities has uncovered another gem. Turbo Editor, fast multi-document text editor with syntax highlighting and natural key bindings. Is it just a nostalgic blast from the past, or could it become my favourite editor for the terminal?
It’s not always easy to determine memory use by applications. Statistics shown by utilities such as top can be quite difficult to understand. I’d love to see a single number: how much RAM did a process take. It’s even more difficult with web browsers or Electron applications which can run many separate processes. Luckily there is
ZeroTier is a popular VPN platform for creating secure private networks. It helps safely connect to your machines from all over the world. Ability to manage it with REST API and scripts makes it particularly interesting for advanced users.
Launch and manage Linux virtual machines on your development machine with Ubuntu Multipass, an interesting alternative to Docker or VirtualBox.
We recently saw Ingenuity fly over Mars, an amazing robo-copter powered by Linux! Yet another proof how flexible and versatile this operating system can be. But now, the really big news. It’s official. Linux can handle Mom and Pops just as well!
GOTO has been considered harmful ever since E.W.Dijkstra told us so ;-) But there’s one
goto which is actually very useful! It’s a shell utility for bookmarking frequently visited folders, which I’ve been using since a long time.
GDU, or Go Disk Usage analyser, another gem discovered in my quest for modern text-mode utilities. Written with GoLang, fast, simple and awesome! Figuring out what’s eating up all the storage space is a breeze with this tool!
The cow has spoken again, and it’s very insightful today. Have some terminal fun with fortune, cow and lolcat scripts.
Make the bloat go away with return to Terminal! Here’s a fantastic Spotify Premium client for the console, written with the mighty rust …