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#1 shadow-warrior


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Posted 02 January 2016 - 08:27 AM

Not being an Xmas or New Year  fan I started to reminisce on the old days of linux and using the Command line which is something i use only frequently...for Music, browser , calender, and to do package instalations etc.


In trying to find something i discovered this Blog with names and reviews of many many many CLI apps  for everything..the old games, mail clients, log readers, office software etc.etc etc......too much for 1 days reading  the guy himself has been compiling this for 3 yrs


i have spent most of the Holidays installing and trying many many things..some dont work some take too long to read manuals .some don't benefit you in any way  but it has been a lot of fun


any of you older users may enjoy this  and many Noobs may find the Old Ways interesting




sorry if this has been posted before i just never saw it mentioned

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 11:43 AM

Mutt, Pine (before it became Alpine), cal, calc.

FreeBSD since 3.3, only time I touch Windows is to fix my wife's computer

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 03:47 PM


Best text editor that isn’t vim

Is there such a thing?

I've been using Vim for about 2 years now, mostly because I can't figure out how to exit it  ( That's a joke of course )


Nice will look thru it.



Edited by NickAu, 02 January 2016 - 03:47 PM.

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 12:55 AM

Thanks for sharing. :)


Always keeping an eye out for cool apps. I decided to try "img" out, because it sounds cool. It didn't successfully output the url to my clipboard, but I was still able to manually retrieve the url. In case anyone needs, I wrote down the steps I used to install/try it, and have posted them below.


Install Img On Debian 8.0 X86-64:
1. In Gnome Terminal type:

su root

2. (Optional) In Gnome Terminal type:

aptitude update

3. In Gnome Terminal type:

aptitude install scrot curl xclip

4. In Gnome Terminal type:


5. In Gnome Terminal type:

cd ~/Downloads && wget -nc -t 99 --show-progress https://github.com/Ceryn/img/archive/master.zip

6. In Gnome Terminal type:

unzip -n master.zip

7. (Optional) In Gnome Terminal type:

mv img-master ~/Img

8. In Gnome Terminal type:

cd ~/

9. (Optional) In Gnome Terminal type:

rm ~/Downloads/master.zip

Use Img On Debian 8.0 X86-64:
1. In Gnome Terminal type:

bash ~/Img/img.sh

If you've placed the script in a different location, then obviously you'll need to substitute the path you've used for the one used here.


2. In Gnome Terminal type:

xclip -o


xclip -o | gedit -

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 06:39 AM

shadow-warrior, Thanks for sharing this, it may be useful to many. :thumbup2:


Too bad the blog ended prematurely, though like everything else, there comes an end to everything, regardless of reason. It takes a lot of time, effort, and some cash to keep a blog going, that often comes into the picture, as there's little, if any profit, as well as a lot of competition in the Linux & open source software world. I believe he may have dropped a hint here that he was slowing down. 




At least we have what is there to look upon & remember, a couple of years of dedication to bring all FOSS users the best content available. 


The blog has been bookmarked by me, though eventually these will disappear & it's best to print these out if using any of the content. 



Edited by cat1092, 04 January 2016 - 06:45 AM.

Performing full disc images weekly and keeping important data off of the 'C' drive as generated can be the best defence against Malware/Ransomware attacks, as well as a wide range of other issues. 

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