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Run JavaScript from command line in Linux

Javascrip is becoming a more and more popular language over time, and now use of Javascript is not limited to just browsers, even microcontrollers started running javascript. There are many promising javascript based projects like,...

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Mosh, a robust alternative to SSH

Remote terminal apps like SSH, telnet, rlogin are essential to manage remote servers without VNC or web based management panel, mot sysadmin spends hours on them. Mosh is another remote shell app, just like...

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Check CPU usage in Linux with XFreq

XFreq is an awesome tool to check CPU usage in Linux for Intel CPUs, offers both CLI and GUI interface, xfreq-gui and xfreq-cli respectively. This is exclusively for Intel CPU’s, covers current Intel 6th...

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How to find CPU info in Linux

Sometimes we need to find CPU related information in a Linux system, such as CPU vendor, number of CPU cores, number of threads, CPU clock speed, available CPU cache and many more. You can...

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Run shell scripts from udev rules

udev is the dynamic device manager for Linux, smartly manages different hardware devices, and it directly interacts with the Linux kernel, mode about udev here. What if you want to run a specific program...

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Check Linux memory usage with 5 command line tools

Sometimes we need to check Linux memory usage, there are many GUI tools like KSysGuard or GNOME system monitor. But here we are focusing on the CLI tools, which could be used with shell...

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Linux screen recorder, screencasting with FFmpeg

FFmpeg is a quite handy app to quickly record the desktop or create a screencast in Linux, immensely useful to create tutorial videos. I’ve never found the recordmydesktop app of any use, serious performance...