Useful Linux e-books and further reading for Linux users Guide to the Linux command line: http://www.securitronlinux.com/lc/Linux-Command-Line-Guide%20.png. Useful guide to the Linux command line for Linux newcomers. Guide to Linux permissions. How to set the permissions for Linux files with the command line: http://www.securitronlinux.com/lc/112_sysadmin_permissions.pdf. Debian Linux handbook. Useful information and tips for Linux newcomers: http://www.securitronlinux.com/lc/debian-handbook.pdf. Ubuntu …

The title bars in the Gnome Shell desktop environment by default are much too thick. This simple code sample will make them thinner. Just create this file. ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css. Then put this code into it. headerbar { min-height: 0px; padding-top: 2px; padding-bottom: 2px; padding-right: 2px; padding-left: 2px; }   headerbar entry, headerbar spinbutton, headerbar button, headerbar …

The Linux command-line offers many useful methods of creating many folders on your computer at once.  This command will create a few folders on your system named one,two,three,four and create the folders five,six,seven,eight within each folder created. ~$ mkdir -p {one,two,three,four}/five/six/seven/eight~$ mkdir -p {one,two,three,four}/five/six/seven/eight This command will create four folders named one,two,three,four and put the …

The printerbanner command will create a dot matrix printer banner. Just run the command and then type a string and hit ENTER. [email protected]:~$ printerbanner Message: [email protected]:~$ printerbanner Message: Debian Print out the contents of a text file in octal format. [email protected]:~$ od .dmrc 0000000 042133 071545 072153 070157 005135 060514 063556 060565 0000020 062547 062475 …

The early Gnome desktop is quite interesting, it had a Windows styled menu with a easy to use taskbar. https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~bobk/gnome/1.2/gnome-1.2-menu02.png. Source: https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~bobk/gnome/. This is the old Gnome 1.0 configuration application. Very dated indeed, this is when they had Enlightenment as the Window Manager of Gnome. Although you could use Sawfish as well. http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/linuxjournal/articles/031/3139/3139f1.jpg. The Gnome …

Gnome Shell themes Tron Legacy Gnome Shell theme. http://www.linuxnov.com/tron-legacy-theme-for-gnome-shell/. This is a Gnome Shell theme inspired by the Tron Legacy movie. MetalX Gnome Shell theme for Linux. https://www.deviantart.com/art/Metal-X-theme-v-2-1-for-Gnome-3-16-577064989. Android Flat Gnome Shell theme. A nice flat grey theme for your Gnome desktop. https://www.deviantart.com/art/Android-Flat-3-18-565622252. Ambiance Gnome. https://www.deviantart.com/art/Ambiance-Gnome-3-14-1-8-GNOME-Shell-theme-476996106. An Ubuntu inspired theme for any Gnome Shell desktop. …

To list all the files installed by a certain Debian package, use this command. dpkg -L [PACKAGENAME]. For example. ubuntu ~ $ dpkg -L vim /. /usr /usr/bin /usr/bin/vim.basic /usr/share /usr/share/lintian /usr/share/lintian/overrides /usr/share/lintian/overrides/vim /usr/share/bug /usr/share/bug/vim /usr/share/bug/vim/presubj /usr/share/bug/vim/script /usr/share/doc /usr/share/doc/vimubuntu ~ $ dpkg -L vim /. /usr /usr/bin /usr/bin/vim.basic /usr/share /usr/share/lintian /usr/share/lintian/overrides /usr/share/lintian/overrides/vim /usr/share/bug /usr/share/bug/vim /usr/share/bug/vim/presubj …

The bash shell has some very useful features when using the command line. This can make using the command line much faster. For example, if you forget to type sudo before a command, this can be fixed this way. jason$ fdisk -l /dev/sda fdisk: cannot open /dev/sda: Permission deniedjason$ fdisk -l /dev/sda fdisk: cannot open …