Manipulate Text in Files With Sed

Sed Text Stream Editor

The sed linux utility is a powerful stream editor. Sed can manipulate text from standard input or from a file. It is much like a typical text editor. Where sed sets itself apart is in its ability to filter text in a pipeline to expand its capabilities.

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Create A Desktop Launcher In Linux

Desktop Launcher File

There may be times when you will need to create a .desktop launcher file in linux. The desktop file is a shortcut to an application for launching it. This desktop file adds a launcher to your applications menu and can also be placed in docks or anywhere you’d like.

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Create Bootable Usb With Terminal in Linux

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If you’re installing linux, like to distro hop, or simply test different linux distros, you’ll often be creating a live bootable usb. There are a few ways to create a bootable usb in linux. Many distros have Startup Disk Creator(usb-creator-gtk) pre-installed which usually gets the job done. There is the rare occasion when using a GUI app just doesn’t work. For these rare occasions the dd linux command line utility never fails. This is my preferred method and the one I’ll cover in this tutorial.

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Move Chrome Cache Location in Linux

Chrome Browser

Often times users may want to move the chrome cache location for whatever reason. If you’re like me and have a primary SSD for your operating system and a secondary HDD for storage, then you may want to move the chrome cache location to another drive to reduce writes to your SSD. Reducing heavy caching to your SSD can prolong its lifespan.

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Make Xfce Look Modern

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xfce

Xfce is a lightweight and powerful desktop environment(DE) that’s been around for a long time. It’s considered one of the most stable and lightest DEs around. Xfce has a traditional layout well suited for users of all types, from the new user coming from Windows to the power user looking to get things done efficiently.

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Pause and Resume Wget Downloads

wget

There are many download managers out there that get the job done, but wget is arguably the best one. Wget is a linux command line utility to manage all types of downloads. Whenever you have any large files to download or need to use the ftp protocol, wget is your best bet. I’ll show you a few neat ways to use wget.

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