5 note-taking apps for Linux

Notes are part of any writer’s life. Most of my articles begin in a note taking application and that’s usually Joplin for me. There are a large number of note taking apps for Linux and you may use something other than my favorite. A recent blog article reminded me of a half dozen of them. That was an invitation to learn more about how each of these applications came to be and who were their developers. 

Using the command line calendar and date functions in Linux

have always been interested in historical dates and determining the actual day of the week an event occurred. What day of the week was the Declaration of Independence signed? What day of the week was I born? What day of the week did the 4th of July in 1876 occur? I know that you can use search engines to answer many of these questions. But did you know that the Linux command line can supply those answers, too?

6 Linux metacharacters I love to use on the command line 

Using metacharacters on the Linux command line is a great way to enhance productivity.

Early in my Linux journey, I learned how to use the command line. It’s what sets Linux apart. I could lose the graphical user interface (GUI), because it was unnecessary to rebuild the machine completely. Many Linux computers run headless, and you can accomplish all the administrative tasks on the command line. It uses many basic commands that all are familiar with—like ls, ls-l, ls-l, cd, pwd, top, and many more.

Navigating the ‘top’ Command in Linux

When checking out Linux systems (or even troubleshooting computers running other operating systems), the top command provides information to assess the computer’s overall health.

It can give a quick overview of what is happening on servers or other Linux systems, including Raspberry Pi with a dynamic real-time view of a running system. But there is so much more to the top command than meets the eye.