How to Rename Files and Folders in Linux

rename files in linux

One of the common operations that you will perform repeatedly is renaming files and folders. Most often you will rename files directly from the command line, but you might also want to do it from a shell script. Well, you could do it with a file manager as well, but what fun is that? In Linux, all folders are files…

Astoria Cocktail Recipe: How to Make an Astoria Martini

Astoria Cocktail

The Astoria cocktail martini is another of the drink that was made famous by the Waldorf Astoria bar in New York during the early 20th century. Many people will squirm at how wet this drink originally was. The drink is quite wet by today’s standards because of the large proportion of the dry vermouth. As the recipe has a good proportion…

What are Shell Scripts in Linux

Example of Shell Script File

A Shell Script is nothing but a text file which contains a series of commands that can be executed by the shell or the underlying operating system. Some of the commands that you enter in the command line might actually be shell scripts that execute a set of other lower level commands. Also many software in Linux use shell scripts…

Google Adwords: How to Choose Keywords

Long-tail keywords in adwords

If you are using Google Adwords or any of the other online marketing platforms then you are already aware of the importance of keywords in advertising. The choice of the most appropriate keywords will allow you to have more impressions, more clicks and generate enough revenue. It will ideally be a good return on your marketing investment. One of the…

What is a Command Shell in Linux

Reload shell profile environment in linux

Many posts on this site deals exclusively with how to get things done in Linux using just a command shell. We use the terms shell, command shell, command prompt, command line, console and terminal interchangeably most of the times. In most cases, it does not matter and it all means the same but there is some subtle differences between shell…

How to Configure Mouse Speed and Acceleration in KDE

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The mouse or cursor settings are something that is usually set once and forgotten. You don’t usually need to set it again unless something accidentally gets changed or you get a newer mouse or hardware. The right or correct feel for the mouse is obviously very subjective. It is also dependent on the hardware you are using. The exact feel…

How to Run Cron Jobs as a Specific User

Cron Jobs in Linux

Cron jobs are an essential part of Linux and Unix systems. The Cron is a software utility that is available on almost all versions of Unix and Linux by default. It is a time-based scheduler program that can run jobs, such as commands and scripts at specified days or times. As mentioned it is primarily used for system maintenance purposes…

How to Make a Rumpletini…An Appletini Variation.

Rumpletini Cocktail Martini

The Rumpletini is a variation of the much more popular cocktail martini named Appletini or the Apple Martini. The main difference is in the base spirit that is used. The Rumpletini, as the name suggests uses Rum instead of the Vodka as the base spirit. Just like the Appletini, you could use either the Apple Schnapps or the Calvados for the…

How to Add a Favicon to your Website

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A Favicon is a graphic icon or a small image that is associated with a website and displayed as a visual indicator of your website. It is meant to be an abbreviated term for Favorite Icon. Most websites have a brand and a brand image that uniquely identifies it. The favicon is usually the brand image in a smaller form,…

Broken Links in Webpages and Its Effects in SEO

DocType tag in HTML

As websites get larger and larger with ever-growing content, it gets to be a nightmare to maintain. It is true for any website, unless you have a big enough and dedicated development team. But this is especially true of a blog, a forum or any site with a constant influx of new content. Over time, content on the website can…