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Hyper Is a Terminal Emulator Built Using Web Technologies

repo-bannerA lot of us use the terminal on Ubuntu, typically from an app like GNOME Terminal, Xterm or an app like Guake. But did you know that there’s an JS/HTML/CSS Terminal?  It’s called Hyper (formerly/also known as HyperTerm, though it has no relation to the Windows terminal of the same/similar name) and, usefulness aside, it’s certainl a […]

This post, Hyper Is a Terminal Emulator Built Using Web Technologies, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Code Like Its The 80s With This Vintage Retro Terminal

cool-retro-termThe command line can seem rather utilitarian at times. It’s a functional work environment for getting stuff done, not looking pretty. Adding a splash of colour with the Solarised theme is, for many of us, as fancy as we let things get. But just because the command line has a reputation for being digitally austere, doesn’t mean […]

This post, Code Like Its The 80s With This Vintage Retro Terminal, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Get Exact Boot and Uptime on Ubuntu from the Command Line

terminalWant to know exactly when you last booted your Ubuntu machine, or how long it’s been since you last did? Probably not —but I’m going to show you how anyway. Detailed boot information can be useful when troubleshooting issues, especially useful if your think your system has rebooted without you asking it to, or you’re encountering issues with […]

This post, Get Exact Boot and Uptime on Ubuntu from the Command Line, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

[How To] See Which Terminal Commands You Use The Most

terminalA lot of us use the command line on a regular basis, be it to do some simple package management with apt or monitor system resources with top. Have you ever wondered which commands you use most often? There’s an easy way to find out. Run the following command in a new terminal window to see a list of […]

This post, [How To] See Which Terminal Commands You Use The Most, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Using Gedit, Nautilus with Pkexec Will Soon Be Less Hassle

terminal1I’m gonna keep this one super brief. Here’s the deal: ‘gksu’ (the once recommended way to run GUI apps as root) was deprecated in favour of ‘pkexec’, a graphical fronted for PolicyKit, several years back. Ubuntu no longer ships with gksu installed. For all its benefits there’s a big ol’  “problem” with pkexec: it’s a total butt-ache to use […]

This post, Using Gedit, Nautilus with Pkexec Will Soon Be Less Hassle, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.