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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

littleendian wrote:
Hehe, really hate to ask this, since I shouldn't be so noob anymore, but anyway:

What the hell is screen? I scrolled through the manpage, it's HUGE! I tried starting it, but all it gave me was a "new" shell, I tried that C-a option the manpage suggested, no luck (/me not natively speaking english, so its terrible reading and understanding such a huge manpage). I searched google for a "howto" or something, no result. Didn't find anything in the board either.

Could maybe anyone give me a short example what it can do, or point me in a direction where to look?


Official GNU screen Website Not much info.

screen Website This will give you more documentation (FAQ, Config, Bindings, Into, etc.). If all else fails, use google and search for you own language (for example, if you know Russian search for "screen linux ru" without the quotes)

Trust me, screen is awesome. A very "simple" application in terms of what it does, but it is VERY helpful. It took me a few times to actually "get it" and realize it was something that I needed, but now I have to always have it. Screen, in short, allows you to use multiple terminals in one (it can do a LOT more powerful things with this than you think). Think of it like tabbed browsing but for terminals with lots of extras.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2003 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

anyone tried w3m its awesome it can show pics and stuff as well... A little more then you average console web browser :)
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2003 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mpg123 for music and aumix as mixer.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2003 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, mpg123 gets one vote because it's the only thing that can make the weird old soundcard on my 7 year old laptop make music.
Also, I've just found xmmsctrl. It's niffty because now I can use my bedside laptop to control music on my main box with 5.1 speakers that resides on the other side of the room. No more getting out of bed for music :) Just ssh in and xmms up from the console.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2003 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey,

I love the thread, but I have one question:
How do people who use LaTeX display the dvi files in the framebuffer? (I tried one program that did this, but could not get the fonts to be displayed)

And:
text - vim
email - mutt
www - links
real audio - trplayer
mp3 - mpg123 or mp3blaster
ogg - ogg123
alsamixer
MSN - pebrot
and LaTeX, but not :)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2003 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

boY wrote:
Hey,

I love the thread, but I have one question:
How do people who use LaTeX display the dvi files in the framebuffer? (I tried one program that did this, but could not get the fonts to be displayed)


I'll usually process my *.tex with
Code:
pdflatex latest_math_paper.tex && fbgs -xl latest_math_paper.pdf


soon as it processes it, it opens up fbgs (FrameBuffer GhostScript) to show the PDF that's created... very handy... pdflatex *sometimes* has issues processing latex properly, and you need to do process to dvi then dvips to convert to PS.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2003 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vim
irssi

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2003 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like nano. Never used it before I installed Gentoo for the first time. It's a neat little prog :P
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2003 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vim
perl
screen
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2003 12:21 am    Post subject: best console apps: Reply with quote

mutt,iptraf,trafshow,links,lynx,vim,mc,nano,emerge ;-)
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2003 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nano is my most used console app :D And, of course, portage :D
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2003 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2003 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

image viewer w/fb -> fbi
it rocks, you can use "fbi file", or use "fbi *" to see all the images in the dir
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2003 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vim makes nano look like a kids toy tbh :twisted:

anyway

1. vim
2. mutt
3. irssi
4. mp3blaster
5. lynx
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2003 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry for waking up this old post, but I think it was rather inspiring, specially the article about the ratpoison wm.
However i do see everyone posting the same utils over and over again :D
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2003 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bash & vim
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2003 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pal is one of my favorite console apps that has not been mentioned yet in this thread (but I'm biased).
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have always been the ultimate GUI junkie. I jumped out of DOS into the original Apple Mac (yes, all of 128k memory) and never looked back. Networking in NT4, W2K, and W2003. Burned too many times by Apple, then MS, I went Linux with Gnome, dumped Gnome, now I am totally console with framebuffer and screen as my basic platform. I find simplicity and power in the CLI tools. It took a large investment in time to get good at it, but I OWN it now.

    windows - screen
    editor - vim
    sound - alsamixer cdcd
    irc/instant messaging - irssi with bitlbee
    text browser - elinks (superb, fast)
    graphic browser - links -g with DirectFB or svgalib
    newsreader - slrn
    email - mutt with fetchmail, procmail, ssmtp, urlview, hotwayd
    cdburning - cdrdao, cdrecord
    net - netcat, openssh, nmap, ngrep


After reading the great article above on the anti-desktop, I guess I'll have to give ratpoison a try.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2004 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of the many text editors available, I prefer vim.

ImageMagick for things involving images.

You can play MP3's with mpg321, Ogg Vorbis files with ogg123 (part of the vorbis-tools package).

Midnight Commander (MC) is the best file browser. It also makes a great shell for launching media players and image viewers.

lftp hasn't been mentioned nearly enough in this thread. IMHO it's the best FTP client; at least as good as gftp.

The four text browsers (Lynx, links, ELinks, w3m) are all useful. I used to run Linux on a P200 and use ELinks to browse the web.

Mutt with supporting software. The simplest combination would use Mutt's POP3 support to pull email from your ISP's mail server and then msmtp to send it. A more sophisticated set-up would involve fetchmail and Postfix.

slrn is oft-recommended for text-based newsgroups.

See http://groups.google.ca/groups?selm=2003-11-26T20-56-23%40guckes.net&oe=UTF-8&output=gplain for instructions on integrating fetchmail with Mutt.

See http://slrn.sourceforge.net/manual/slrn-FAQ-2.html#ss2.5 for integrating Mutt with slrn.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2004 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RedBeard0531 wrote:
Check out mp, it has the ease of use of nano, with syntax hilighing

try:
mp -m sh /etc/X11/XF86Config


I believe that nano has syntax highlighting, although I have never used it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2004 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xedx wrote:
-+-+-+
consolemanager :. screen
coding/editing :. vim
browser :. links -driver {svgalib,fb}
audioplayer :. mpg123+ogg123,waif
audiomixer :. aumix
picviewer :. fbv(best),iiview, fbi
mail :. mutt
movie :. mplayer -vo {vesa,fb,aa}
calculator :. cxc(works like a TI-83)
irc :. BitchX
background :. bootsplash
bandwithmonitor :. iptraf
network :. netcat, socat, nmap, tcpdump
blogger :. nanoblogger
diff :. colordiff
tail :. multitail
modemdialer :. wvdial
downloads :. prozilla
-+-+-+
:D no reason to get into X anymore
except for graphics manipulation(gimp), i would use fluxbox.


Is it possible to use framebuffer stuff like mplayer and fbv with screen?

EDIT: By which I mean still be able to use screen commands.

Also, I have trouble running fb programs as root. Anyone know of a guide on making this work?
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2004 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm also enjoying the power of CLI-tools, especially since I currently can only access my box via SSH on a windoze client... :-/


Who has any recomendations for CLI software that can do DVD -> AVI ripping?
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2004 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

k9 wrote:
pal is one of my favorite console apps that has not been mentioned yet in this thread (but I'm biased).

pal is also one of my favorites now (and I'm not).
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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2004 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Console apps are great, although I don't use very many anymore.

Some favorites that I still use are:

abcde - I still use this fantastic, no nonsense program to rip all of my CDs.

Elvis - It's a lightweight VI clone. I used it on another distro and just got used to it for editing small files.

Midnight Commander - I don't work in the console much anymore, but when I do, this is my file manager.

Mplayer - there is no substitute!
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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2004 5:40 am    Post subject: fav console apps Reply with quote

modem dialler - pon
texteditor - vi
email - mutt
browser - links
calender - gcal
usernet - slrn
soundplayer - mpg321
cdplayer - cdcd
spellchecker - aspell
nutritional database/interface - nut
spreadsheet - teapot,sc - have not used these much but seem ok.
mixer -aumix
ascii art -aalib
video playing - mplayer -vo aa file
downloading - wget
for those annoying microsoft word files - catdoc
convert pdf files to text - pdftotext -raw file

i find most things can be done in the console and are more efficient but image viewing and movie playing are difficult. Using fb would be a comprimise - tried it recently but still a bit flaky on my setup, will give it another go in a few months. I think xfree is overkill for what I want so would be good to unmerge it.
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