How to download webcomics from the command line on Linux

Do you never miss a new strip from xkcd? Read webcomics regularly? Or would you like to back up all the strips of your favorite website? Hopefully, the open source community has the solution: a command line program to download all your favorite webcomics from your terminal. Before we begin, remember that you should keep […]
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How to manage VMs with OpenStack command line tools

OpenStack is an industry-standard open-source cloud management platform. Using OpenStack, one can build public, private or hybrid clouds easily. Due to the purely open nature of the platform, major IT vendors including Red Hat, Rackspace, IBM and HP are betting on its future, actively contributing to OpenStack development. In OpenStack, there are two different interfaces […]
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How to look up the geographic location of an IP address from the command line

If you want to find out where a given IP address is physically located on earth, there are quite a few online GeoIP lookup services you can try (e.g. geoiptool.com). These online services are mostly powered by freely available GeoIP databases such as those from MaxMind. Besides using such web-based services, there are different ways […]
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How to watch live streaming video from the command line on Linux

There are quite a few popular live streaming services on the web (e.g., Dailymotion, YouTube Live, UStream, etc.). Most of these streaming services are accessed from a web browser via flash plugin. If you heavily use some of those services on Linux, you may notice that your web browser sometimes becomes unresponsive or otherwise consumes […]
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How to access Facebook from the command line on Linux

A today’s Facebook page is composed of a mix of sophisticated dynamic content, constantly updated with your latest timeline, your friends’ status updates, notifications, online chats, third-party advertisements tailored to your interest, and so on. While this complex mashup may be a result of careful design choices made by Facebook, for us, accessing Facebook is […]
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How to access Twitter from the command line on Linux

There is no shortage of Twitter clients available, differing in terms of features, operating system support, interface, mobile capabilities, etc. If you are one of those command line junkies, there is one for you as well. A single-letter tool called “t” is a command-line Twitter client written in Ruby. Despite its bare-bone user interface, Twitter […]
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How to access Dropbox from the command line in Linux

Cloud storage is everywhere in today’s multi-device environment where people want to access content across multiple devices wherever they go. Dropbox is the most widely used cloud storage service due to its elegant UI and flawless multi-platform compatibility. There are numerous official or unofficial Dropbox clients available on multiple platforms. Linux has its own share […]
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How to access Amazon S3 cloud storage from command line in Linux

Amazon S3 is a cloud storage provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS). Amazon S3 publishes a set of web services interfaces, upon which many third-party commercial services or client software are developed. In this tutorial, I will describe how to access Amazon S3 cloud storage from the command line in Linux. One of the most […]
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How to sync Google Drive from the command line on Linux

Google Drive is a cloud storage provided by Google, which allows file sync, file sharing and collaborative editing. As of this writing, Google offers Google Drive client software on multiple platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS. Notably, however, the official Linux client for Google Drive is still missing. So if you want to […]
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