In a previous Bash to Basics, I already showed how to print output to the terminal with the echo command. Today I'm going to show how to read input from the user and store it in a variable. We can then use that variable to print the text back to the terminal with the echo command. Read more
Today I've got another ImageMagick trick for you. It's a variation on the demo in the documentation for the convert command. With this type of command, you can create your own text images with drop shadows. Let's give it a try. Read more
ImageMagick is a free utility that is installed by default in many Linux distributions. It provides a command line interface to perform a multitude of image manipulation operations. In this post I'll show how to resize an image. Read more
Last time in Bash to Basics I showed how to print text to the terminal with the echo command. This got me thinking about the first program I wrote when I was in fourth grade. I was fortunate enough to be in a school district that had computers in the early '80s. If you're around my age, then you may remember the mighty Commodore PET computer.
Some of us were put into a program to learn BASIC programming. The first program we were taught to write made a rocket ship fly up the screen by using Print statements. It looked something like this: Read more