How to use Twitter in a Linux terminal with Rainbow Stream

There are many native Twitter clients available on Linux platforms, be it a GUI-based client (e.g., Birdie, Choqok, Gwibber, Turpial) or a terminal-based counterpart (e.g., t or TTYtter client). In the world of open-source software, such diversity is the norm, and the freedom of choice is what we all cherish in Linux. For those Linux […]
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How to improve your productivity in terminal environment with Tmux

The introduction of the mouse was a wonderful innovation in making computers more accessible to average people. But for programmers and sysadmins, moving our hands off the keyboard while working on a computer can be distracting. As a sysadmin, I spend most of the time working in the terminal environment. Opening tabs and moving around […]
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How to create a nifty terminal theme inside a Linux terminal

Many of you Linux junkies will probably spend most of your time in terminals. So you may be wondering how to spice up the plain old boring-looking terminal environment. If you are looking to enhance the look of your terminal window, one way is screenFetch. According to its creator, screenFetch is a “bash screenshot information […]
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How to access popular search engines from the command line on Linux

Why would anyone want to search things on the Internet via a terminal? I don’t know. There are probably a lot of reasons. But since an answer that no one asked for is always less frustrating than a question that no one can answer, here is a list of popular search engines with the command-line […]
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How to speed up directory navigation in a Linux terminal

As useful as navigating through directories from the command line is, rarely anything has become as frustrating as repeating over and over “cd ls cd ls cd ls …” If you are not a hundred percent sure of the name of the directory you want to go to next, you have to use ls. Then […]
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What are games to play from a Linux terminal?

Who never procrastinated and played games instead of writing a paper, finishing a report, or looking after the kids? Absolutely no one. But when Linux users procrastinate, they procrastinate in style: while playing from the terminal! We tend to forget, but at first a graphical interface was not necessary for a good game. And thanks […]
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How to manage multiple terminal windows on Linux Desktop

If you use a desktop environment in Linux, your desktop may often end up being cluttered with terminal windows. Especially if you are a system admin who deals with various system configurations and monitoring, your desktop will probably be occupied with many different terminals dedicated for different purposes. Multitasking through overlapping terminals scattered all over […]
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