If you need to monitor cron jobs to verify they run for a particular user open the terminal and type, $USER being the currently logged on user: $ tail -F /var/log/syslog | egrep ‘CRON.*’$USER OR $ SOME_USER=”root” $ tail -F /var/log/syslog | egrep ‘CRON.*’$SOME_USER You could also call tail using Python in a timed while […]
Are looking to develop GUI applications on Linux but don’t really want the tediousness of hand coding the interface? Here is a list of IDEs or visual designers with WYSIWYG ability. Many of these tools also run on Windows and/or Mac and can compile for all three platforms with a few including arm and smart […]
Get YouTube keywords easily with Python and make it a TK GUI app.
Installing Pop! OS 18.10 on a 2017 Asus ROG fixes every problem Windows created. 😂 Over heating? Fixed. USB connection issues? Fixed. Driver issues? None. Touch Pad sucks? Nope. Of course you might not be able to play all your favorite Windows games, but I get most to work if I put my mind to […]
If you want the latest Cinelerra GG on 18.10 you’ll need to trick the system. If you’re not comfortable you can always wait. First thing is first, add the PPA. This will cause an error, but we will fix that so ignore it. Type each command in the terminal: sudo apt-add-repository \ https://cinelerra-gg.org/download/pkgs/ub18 Open the […]
If you really love the terminal and can’t get enough here is a list of programs that should make you smile. Linux comes packed with so many command line tools already; you can do just about anything without the GUI, but what if you want more? Maybe some of these programs are for you. Many […]
I was bored… Of course this can be done easily in the terminal, but what’s the fun in that? This should work on any flavor of Debian/Ubuntu.
Here’s a nifty tool for Windows, OS X, and Linux to convert web apps, like the online Amazon Kindle Reader, to a desktop app. https://www.npmjs.com/package/nativefier
I’m sure these will be hit or miss, but with a little work some Steam Windows games might run. If you want a unified gaming center on Linux with Steam for Windows support check out Lutris. Might be easier than pure Wine or Play On Linux. We will see. and… Watch Dogs 2 is running […]
Copy Lollipop Playlists with Python. Update Oct. 27, 2019: Installed Pop! OS 19.10 and it is a solid OS. I’m still using Shotwell, which is downloading photos perfectly without any need for a third party tool or code and I am also still using Samba to download and play my music in FlacBox. Update: I […]