Tag: Useful Tools

How to almost restore the “GMail Classic” Interface

Well — Google has forced us to use their “new and improved” GMail interface … What’s with everyone changing interfaces? Ubunu brings in Unity, Gnome drops 2.x for 3.x, Microsoft Windows 8 looks like a “tonka toy” interface, and now Google forces this “improved” GMail user interface. Well for those who thought that the original …

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How to update your system to the latest/greatest Libreoffice directly

I like to be running the latest version of Libreoffice, since the repositories are often behind the times and bug fixes are coming very frequently. You could do it through a PPA, but I prefer the direct .deb files. Make sure you’ve downloaded the right version of Libreoffice — in my case, it was the …

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An easy way to name files with year, date and time

Whether you’re creating log files of any crontab job, or “scheduled task” (to use windows parlance) or if you keep a journal or any other reason, you may want to name a file with today’s current year, date & time. Assuming you were just doing a simple command like ‘ls’, an easy way to dump …

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Batch rename files in Linux with GPRename

This is a great utility if you have many jpeg’s or MP3’s that are haphazardly named and want to rename them sequentially, or with a specific pattern. It has a very friendly GUI front end and allows for many types of character substitutions or prefixes and suffixes to be added. It also supports character substitutions for …

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