Linux

Scan images from command line in Linux

Console utilities in Linuxes are cool: mcabber for jabber, mutt for mail, mocp for music, vim to rule them all! This note is about scaning from the console (I assume your scanner is already set-up). Aim is to scan document with good quality into pdf with reasonable size.

SSH config for multiple hops in Linux

Often some hosts in corporate network are available only from several gateway machines. The scheme looks like that: you connect to gateway ssh -A gateway.public.net and then to desired host from gateway machines ssh -A host.private.net. But the problem arises when you want to copy or download something from host.private.net. You have to do it in two hops, because host.private.net is not available from your machine directly. The solution is ssh forwarding.

Tools for tracing a pcap file in linux bash

Pcap files are pocket capture files. They usually contain raw log of network connections and packets. It is the most popular format and it available in almost all network analysis tool.

Show N biggest directories in linux bash

du (disk usage) utility in linux bash summarizes disk usage of each directory or file. By default, it outputs only directories. Just enter some dir and type

$ du ./

Toggling string case in linux bash

It’s quite an academic task, but anyway useful sometimes. I’ve collected different ways to do it in terminal in linux. Some of them work with UTF-8 characters (some it will toggle case for “й”, “ё” and so on. It will not in general handle special ligatures, such as “ß”” and “fi”.)

Fixing missing icons in PCManFM

After moving to i3 I’ve installed PCManFM as GUI file manager. To fix missing icons one have to define icon theme. These instructions are tested on Ubuntu 12.04, but it must work with other distros.