OfflineIMAP is a command line tool that operates on a remote and a local repository and synchronizes emails between them. Using offlineIMAP, you will be able to read and manage your email from multiple computers – with or without an active Internet connection. Any changes you make in your email folders are reflected on all your machines.
Cron is a time based task or job scheduler available on Linux/Unix operating systems.
A job scheduler executes tasks on your computer at adjustable regular intervals.
What this means is – suppose you have to carry out a task on your computer that needs to be repeated at regular intervals, then you can pass the task to
cron and it will execute the task at the given time and date.
Bcrypt is a cross platform file encryption tool that uses the Blowfish encryption algorithm. One of the chief advantages of using bcrypt (apart from the security aspect) is that it runs on a wide variety of OS platforms and hardware architectures. This includes Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, BSD, HP-UX etc. This means, you can encrypt the file in say Linux, and then move the encrypted file to a machine running Windows and decrypt the file over there.
If you are stuck with a bunch of text files which contain a factual error and you urgently need to correct the same, then the obvious recourse would be to open each text file individually and search and replace the text. This process is very laborious and time consuming especially if the number of text files runs in 10s and 100s.
This tutorial explains how to install Oracle Java in Fedora so that you can run Java applets in your web browser.
The process is quite simple because Java has been released in an open source license.
Two days back while configuring and fine tuning Fedora 15 on my machine, I tried to install one of my favorite plugins in GIMP namely “Save for Web” plugin. To my dismay though, there was no complied version for Fedora. So I had to download the source code of the plugin, compile, and install it.
The following are the steps needed to compile from source and install software on Linux.
This is a tip to automatically start any program of your choice while logging into your GNOME 3 desktop.
Create an ordinary file in your
~/.config/autostart directory. If the
~/.config/autostart directory is not present, you will have to create it.
Osmo is a free personal information manager (PIM) for Linux. It consists of a Calendar, Tasks manager, an Address book, and Notes – all integrated in a compact interface. Osmo provides all these functions in different panes/tabs. And your data is stored in a plain XML database.