YouTube Command Line Player And Downloader `mps-youtube` 0.2.0 Released With Support For Downloading YouTube Playlists, More

mps-youtube is a command line tool that can be used to search, play and download YouTube videos, which supports both local and YouTube playlists. By default, mps-youtube is basically a YouTube audio player (and downloader), but you can enable external video playback (via mpv or MPlayer) from its options:Features:search and play audio / video from […]

gdrive: A Simple Google Drive CLI Client (Cross-Platform)

gdrive is a simple command line Google Drive client written in Go, available for Linux, Windows, FreeBSD and Mac OS X.The tool was created for uploading and downloading files from/to Google Drive and it doesn’t support any kind of synchronization. In fact, grive can’t even download multiple files at once.However, gdrive is still useful for […]

Geeknote: Command-Line Evernote Client

Geeknote is a command-line client for Evernote, useful to add notes to Evernote via Bash scripts, cron, applications that can’t directly use the Evernote SDK or to simply manage your Evernote notes from the command-line.The tool supports all basic Evernote functions: it can create or delete notes, create notepads and tags, search notes (with filters) […]

Command Line YouTube Player `mps-youtube` Gets YouTube Playlists Support, More

mps-youtube, a command line tool to search, play and YouTube videos with local playlists support, has received quite a few changes since our previous article about it. The most important new feature is YouTube playlist support: you can now search and play YouTube playlists.Searching YouTube playlists in the latest mps-youtubeUnfortunately, mps-youtube doesn’t yet support downloading […]

Video Downloader `youtube-dl` Gets Support For Separate Audio And Video YouTube DASH Streams

YouTube uses Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) for delivering videos and along with that, it serves the audio and video in two separate streams for some resolutions/formats. For instance, resolutions like 1080p and 480p are available only with separate audio and video streams.youtube-dl, a popular command line tool for downloading videos from YouTube and […]

How To Test Internet Speed Via Command Line

If you want to test the Internet speed on a server or you simply want to avoid the speedtest.net Flash interface, you can use speedtest-cli, a command line tool for testing Internet bandwidth.speedtest-cli tests your Internet speed using the popular speedtest.net website and it supports listing servers sorted by distance, testing against a specific server, […]

New Command Line YouTube Player And Downloader With Local Playlists Support

youtube-dl is probably the most popular command line YouTube (and not only) downloader for Linux but there’s a new tool that tries to do things a bit differently.pms-youtube (quite an unfortunate name :D) is a new tool which, besides being able to download YouTube videos (either the whole video or just the audio), can also […]

Dropbox Uploader 0.12 Released [Bash Script To Access Dropbox Via Command Line]

Dropbox Uploader is a bash script that allows you to perform various actions on your Dropbox (upload, download, delete, share, etc.) without installing the Dropbox client. This is useful for servers, automatic backups or accessing Dropbox from ARM devices, like Raspberry Pi.The script was updated recently, getting a copy function, a “-s” option to skip […]

Liquid Prompt: An Adaptive Prompt For Bash Or Zsh

Liquid Prompt is an adaptive, smart prompt for Bash and Zsh. It can display various useful information on the shell prompt, only when it’s needed, like the battery status when it’s discharging over a given threshold, an up arrow if using an HTTP proxy, the number of detached sessions  (screen or tmux) and more.Liquid Prompt […]

Improve Power Usage / Battery Life In Linux With TLP

There are various tweaks that you can apply to your laptop to save battery power, but many of them depend on the hardware, Linux distribution, some are outdated or too hard to apply for regular users and so on. TLP is an advanced power management command line tool for Linux that tries to apply these […]

Easily Backup IMAP Email Accounts Using nopriv.py

nopriv.py is a Python script to back up your email, which supports any IMAP compatible email accounts, such as Gmail for instance.The tool backs up your emails to Maildir and to a browsable HTML5 archive, so you can easily browse all your emails offline with just a web browser. It supports multiple IMAP folders, attachments, […]

Dropbox-Like Cloud Sync And Collaboration Tool Seafile Gets Command Line Support, More

Seafile is an open source cloud sync and collaboration tool, similar to Dropbox, OwnCloud or Sparkleshare that you can install on your own server or you can sign up for an account and get 5 GB of free space. We’ve talked about it a while back so for more information about Seafile, see our previous […]

Try TextAdept, A Fast, Cross-Platform Text Editor That Comes With GTK And Ncurses Interfaces

TextAdept is a fast, minimalistic text editor that can be extended through Lua. The application is free, open source and runs on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.TextAdept features unlimited split views, support for over 80 programming languages, powerful snippets and key commands, code autocompletition and API lookup and is entirely keyboard driven.Since our last TextAdept […]

Terra: Drop-Down Terminal Emulator With Support For Multiple Terminals In One Window

Terra is a Python / GTK3 drop-down terminal emulator similar to Guake or Yakuake, which shows up from the top of the screen when you press a keyboard shortcut, like the console used in games such as Quake.The application combines some of the features available in Guake and Terminator, resulting in a nice drop-down terminal […]

Undistract-me Notifies You When Terminal Commands Are Completed

Undistract-me is a simple tool that notifies you when a command you run in a terminal which takes longer than ten seconds to finish is done.This can be useful e.g. when you start to compile something and then you switch to some other window to read your emails or whatever and get distracted and forget […]

How To List Packages From A PPA / Repository In Ubuntu

A few weeks ago, we saw how to find out to which PPA / repository a package belongs to in Ubuntu / Debian. But how about getting a list of packages available in a PPA / repository?There used to be an option in Ubuntu Software Center that would list all the packages available in each […]

How To Find Out To Which PPA Repository A Package Belongs To

There are various reasons why you may need to find out to which PPA a package belongs to, for instance, in case a package in a PPA breaks something on your system, if you want to install a package which is already installed on your computer on some other machine but you don’t know the […]

Speed Up apt-get Downloads With apt-fast [Ubuntu PPA]

Apt-fast is a script that can “drastically improve APT download speed” by using command line download accelerators such as Axel or Aria2 with multiple connections per package.We’ve actually blogged about apt-fast back in 2009 but since then, the script has received some important changes so I’ve wanted to update our readers with its current status.Since […]

Subliminal: Command Line Tool To Download Subtitles From Multiple Websites

Subliminal is a python library / command line tool to search and download subtitles.Various video players like Totem or VLC (with the VLSub extension) already support downloading subtitles from OpenSubtitles based on the video name or hash, but Subliminal supports multiple subtitle websites: Addic7ed, BierDopje, OpenSubtitles, SubsWiki, Subtitulos, TheSubDB and TvSubtitles, so there are better […]

Install ADB And Fastboot Android Tools In Ubuntu Via PPA

A package called “android-tools”, which comes with “adb” and “fastboot” command line utilities, has been uploaded to the Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal repositories recently. I’ve got a request to upload this package in a PPA for older Ubuntu releases, so I’ve backported it to Ubuntu 12.04, 11.10 and 11.04.”adb” (Android Debug Bridge) is a command […]