Pacman is the standard package manager for all Arch-based systems. While its usage is actually fairly simple, it may initially throw off users who are used to the APT or RPM family of packaging tools.
Unlike apt-get or yum, where you name a utility and tell it what to do (e.g. apt-get install [package] or yum search [package]), Pacman integrates the operation into its flags, as an uppercase letter, and options as lowercase letters. For example,
Konsole is the default terminal emulator commonly found with the KDE desktop environment. Use Konsole to access the command line quickly and easily without ever leaving the desktop. Konsole also offers many features found in standard terminal emulators.
With Konsole you can customize user profiles, or your scroll back history. You can also easily toggle transparency which is a very popular feature for a stylish desktop.
Here is another fantastic command line tool I have just recently come across. Now you can manage a task list from the command line.
Manage Tasks With More Efficiency
Though there are several commands to remember, you only need a few of them. This little CLI tool is extremely useful, that is if you have a wall full of post-it notes.
Here is another Quake-chat style drop down terminal emulator, Guake has lots of features as well. Guake preferences also allow for several keyboard shortcuts, different color schemes, or transparency.
Other Terminal Choices
There are a few different drop-down style terminals to choose from, they are becoming well known for reducing desktop clutter. If you don’t like Guake, Tilda is another great choice to try, these are both excellent options if your are bored with the traditional terminal window that you see every day.
If you feel that the default GNU screen tool is lacking in features or style you should try Byobu today. Byobu offers an attractive color scheme and a useful integrated system monitor.
Screen With Simplicity
Byobu will allow you to open multiple virtual shells in a single terminal window, and flip through them at will. This tool also makes screen a little more user-friendly. You can even set a message of the day which will be displayed when you login.
If you are looking for a cool terminal emulator with a bit of style try Tilda. Tilda uses a drop-down style interface that resembles the Quake chat window. Tilda is also highly customizable allowing you to select different functions or even colors for the main window.
When running Tilda will hide itself from view, allowing you to set and use a simple shortcut which will cause the main window to magically appear when needed. Personally this is one of my favorite terminal emulators.
If you are like me you may do a lot of writing in a week and it is always important to have the right tools for the job. Gnome dictionary lets you search for words directly from online dictionary sources that you can specify.
About Gnome Dictionary
Your Gnome dictionary can usually be found inside the accessories category inside your start menu, sometimes in the office category. The Gnome dictionary uses a simple user interface that is very easy to learn.
If you are still intimidated when using the Linux command line CLI Companion may help you learn to use the Linux shell in a fast and easy way. This program will provide you with a searchable reference guide for Linux commands.
Save Frequently Used Commands
You can even add additional commands to the list any time you want. CLI Companion has a list of built in commands that you can automatically paste to the terminal, it also provides simple descriptions for all of the most commonly ued commands.
Here you can learn how to use the rar and unrar programs from the Linux command line. You can learn how to install this tool, and how to extract rar archives.
Rar And Unrar
Rar is used to archive packages, while Unrar is used to extract existing archives. Thankfully the options for both tools are quite similar.
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.