I previously wrote up a post showing how to watermark images in Linux with ImageMagick. Without too much work you can write a script to do batch processing of your images. This way you can watermark a whole directory of images at once. Read more
I often find myself browsing my filesystem with Nautilus (the GNOME file manager) and wanting a terminal window to manipulate files in the current directory. I decided to take a shot at writing my own Nautilus script to solve the problem. So here's my first Nautilus script. Save it in $HOME/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts. I named it terminal-here on my system. Read more
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
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
In today's Command Line Basics we'll create some customized commands with alias. You can think of alias as a sort of command line shortcut. Odds are, your system already has a few aliases defined by default. If you enter the command by it's self, without an argument, it will tell you what aliases already exist on your system. Open a terminal window and give it a try. Read more