Now you can learn to chat with your friends directly from the command line interface using any of your pre-configured accounts. Finch messaging client can integrate all of your chat accounts and protocols into one fairly easy to use command line application.
You can access your standard preferences of any of your accounts at any time or manage your plugins as well. Finch has several keyboard shortcuts to provide for easy CLI navigation. Even change the shortcuts to suite your needs.
Here we will teach you how to use the Zip and Unzip programs in Linux command line. Most versions of Linux have these programs installed by default.
About Zip And Unzip
This tool is one of the primary archiving tools available for the Linux operating system and already comes pre-installed quite frequently.
For people who are often taking notes and always stuck at a command prompt there is an application for you. Note is a simple tool with a functionality that is similar to KNotes but for the command line.
How Notes Are Stored
This application uses a database to store the data but with modules you can use text file storage. With Note you can easily create and edit notes or manage old ones. You can search between the notes you have created or even import old databases.
Linux and Unix filesystems are arranged into a hierarchy like a tree. Everything starts at the root or /. Your files may be separated, even on different hard drives.
Learn How To Mount Devices
Using the mount command will attach a device into your file tree at the location you specify. This program has many options and functions so we will only list a few of the most important items.
If you are unfamiliar with the ifconfig tool it is used by your computer to check your network configuration at startup. You can also use it to display your network information from the command line or just make changes.
More Functions For Ifconfig
The ifconfig command is useful for debugging problems or just finding your IP address. Also this tool is fairly easy to use so if your network is giving you problems don’t be afraid to give it a try.
Screen is a powerful terminal emulation multiplexer that will allow you to complete several tasks from one terminal window. Why have 4 terminal windows open when you can just use Screen.
What Is Screen?
When you use Screen in the terminal it will create a new virtual shell, then Screen will hide so you can do your work. The good thing about this is that now you can open more virtual shells at any time and you can switch between them.
Here is another cool way to impress your friends with your command line wizardry. That is if your friends don’t get out very much. Cal is a tiny calendar for the Linux command line interface.
The Command Line Calendar
When used Cal will display a simple calendar in the traditional format on the current month. This is a rather small application without many functions but for a calendar not much is needed. Use the few options below to browse different dates or turn off highlighting.
This great Linux feature allows you to get access to the command line of your home computer from anywhere, even your mobile phone with the right know-how.
Learn More About SSH
Use OpenSSH Server and OpenSSH Client to make sure your remote access session is completely secure and fully encrypted. Here you can learn how to configure the basic settings to get OpenSSH running on your computer.
The program you need to get is TDL to-do list manager. Here we will show you how to create your own to-do lists, and edit them as you choose.
Using tdl from the command line can actually save you much precious time in the long run as it is a fast little program. This little program can actually seem mildly complicated but we will help make it easier to learn.