Posts Tagged command line

Play a Terminal Game with Cavez of Phear

📅 November 19, 2016
cavez2CAVEZ of PHEAR is an arcade-style game that runs inside a terminal. The gameplay is similar to Boulder Dash — actually, it is a Boulder Dash clone — where you must collect all diamonds from a maze while avoiding a squishy demise if excavating beneath boulders.

The best part? The game is made entirely in ASCII!

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Reconfigure Timezone from the Command Line

📅 October 24, 2016
tzdata2The timezone setting (tzdata) determines how time is displayed on a Linux system. This is specified using a location string, and we can change this string to set a system’s timezone to any timezone on the planet.

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How to Add a User Account from the Terminal in Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon

📅 April 14, 2016
useradd24What? You added a new user to your Linux system from the terminal and his login does not appear on the login screen? No default directories in his home? He cannot login?

If you have read about command-line user management or studied for Linux+ certification, you no doubt have learned the “official” way to add a new user to a system with useradd.

That might be fine for a certification test, but the real world differs. Various distributions might tweak the process to make it…well…different from what the books mention.

One such case is Linux Mint Cinnamon. Invoking useradd according to the book will not simply add a new user and away you go. There are a few extra steps involved to produce results comparable to the Users and Groups GUI dialog of Linux Mint.

Here are a few ideas that show how to create a new user from a terminal in Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon. This way, you can take the ideas and script them for multi-user creation.

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Get the UUID with blkid

If you need a quick way to find the UUID of your storage devices in Linux, try blkid.

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Make Your Terminal Burn with aafire

📅 March 28, 2016
aafire1Are you seeking a curious program that does nothing except add a cool factor to your terminal?

You are? Great!

Try aafire – a program that displays ASCII art flames.

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ncal – A Command-Line Calendar

ncal1Need a quick calendar? Try ncal – a command-line program that displays a calendar in your terminal.

 

 

 

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Watch Star Wars as ASCII Art in a Terminal

📅 November 24, 2015
sw01From 20th Century Text comes…Star Wars in your Linux terminal!

Have nothing better to do? Do you enjoy ASCII art?

If you answered “Yes!” (with or without an exclamation mark) to either of those questions, then you might want to try out this novel ASCII art creation that plays Star Wars Episode IV in a terminal.

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