How to use Apple’s iMessage in Linux (sort of)

RemoteMessages web browser window at work.

This tip requires Jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad, so if you don’t want to Jailbreak then look away now. Jailbreaking is a method of expanding the iPhone beyond it’s parameters set by Apple, so you […]

How to tar (compress) files up, excluding certain files or directories

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If you’ve ever been making a backup of an entire Linux system, or maybe just a number of folders but there were certain folders or files that you didn’t want to have in the backup […]

Using Google Drive from the Linux Command Line

GDrive Gdrive is a command line tool which manages, uploads, downloads, deletes and shares files on Google Drive. You can download the tool from Github at https://github.com/prasmussen/gdrive. Unfortunately it does not support file synchronisation. Installation Download the […]

How to use Alpine to use iCloud/GMail email from the command line

Some times you are in an ssh session, administering a machine, it’s a slow link, or it’s just not practical to have a shiny graphical email program up and running. None the less, you need […]

Review: Download Managers for Linux

Recently I needed to download a bunch of large files from HTTP sources. Downloading via a web browser is notoriously bad at doing this. How many times have you downloaded a large Linux ISO image […]

Multi-Tasking at the command line with screenie

The use of the tool screen is well documented throughout the Internet, however it’s third-party accomplice is not. Screenie is a front-end to screen. Why Do I want to know about this? Using the command […]

Using Vim Scripts to determine whether to set 80 chars word wrap

Here’s a little quick tip for those of you out there that use the ViM text editor. The following is from my personal ~/.vimrc file, it is used to set 80 column word wrap. In […]

How to play classic adventure games on Linux

ScummVM running Kings Quest

Were you ever a fan of those retro computer games like Beneath a Steel Sky, Monkey Island, Maniac Mansion and those Sierra Titles like Leisure Suit Larry, Space Quest and Police Quest? Well if you […]