cheat.sh offers unified access to the best community driven documentation repositories of the world via curl/browser interface. There’s also an installable utility for more flexibility.Read more
This is the tenth in our series of articles highlighting essential system tools. These are small, indispensable utilities, useful for system administrators as well as regular users of Linux based systems. The series examines both graphical and text based open source utilities. For this article, we’ll look at ddrescue.Read more
This is the third in our series of articles highlighting essential system tools. These are small utilities, useful for system administrators as well as regular users of Linux based systems. The series examines both graphical and text based open source utilities. pet is a simple command-line snippet manager. The software is written in the Go programming language.Read more
calcurse is an open source, text-based calendar and scheduling application. The software keeps track of events, appointments and everyday tasks. The software is lightweight, fast and reliable. It’s designed for the console or terminal, locally or on a remote machine.Read more
If you’re tired of bloated GUI software and are looking for a capable podcast player, give castero a whirl. With a few more features, this podcast would tick all the boxes.Read more
I love working with the command line. Seriously, I think there’s hardly anything more productive and versatile for a software developer than the terminal. Maybe it’s the hacker in me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a heavy user of graphical applications, but the terminal will always have a special place.
I’ve recently come across a command-line tool that’s right up my street. It’s called googler, an open source tool to Google from the command-line. It’s written in Python, so that ticks another box for me. googler isn’t affiliated to Google in any way.Read more
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 5 high quality console based free file managers. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for anyone who wishes to revel in the power of the command-line.Read more
There are literally thousands of Linux books which are available to purchase from any good (online) book shop. However, the focus of this article is to highlight champion Linux books which make an invaluable contribution to learning about Linux, and which are also available to download without charge.Read more
The focus of this article is to select some of the finest Linux books which are available to download for free. The vast majority of the books featured here can also be freely distributed to others.
To cater for all tastes, we have chosen a wide range of books, encompassing general introductions to Linux, books that concentrate on a specific distribution or application, books for programmers, as well as books that have defined the evolution of free software. All of the texts here come with our strongest recommendation. So get reading (and downloading).Read more