Search TekSocial
Stay Connected

Enter your email address:

(We respect your privacy!)

Or subscribe with your favorite RSS Reader


Entries in command-line (4)


How to Batch-Download Images from Tumblr

Tumblr logoTumblr is a great source of amazing photos, but downloading them one by one is impractical and tedious, especially when Tumblr users get creative (or crazy) with their page design and make navigation tiresome (or nearly impossible). This short guide will show you how to automatically download multiple images at once from any Tumblr page. All you need is your favorite terminal emulator application.

Click to read more ...


Don't Be Awkward, Use AWK!

After providing a tutorial on grep and a brief peek into sed, we move on to another great Linux command-line utility, but one rarely used by beginners. Perhaps because it's really a full-blown programming language, which must bring images of impenetrable complexity to the minds of some?

Hopefully, this article will show you that AWK is not to be feared, but loved. It is extraordinarily useful, after all.

Click to read more ...


Linux Essentials: Sed (Stream Editor)

Linux terminalIt's sometimes said that find, sed and awk are all you need when it comes to Linux command-line utilities. The last two are Turing complete, just like any other programming language. Having already covered grep, we move on to its stream-wrangling cousin, sed. Its purpose is filtering and transforming streams of text, which is a very loose and general concept in Linux. However, some of its functionality might not be all that obvious without reading the entire manual, but that's where this article jumps into the picture. Fire up your terminal and type along.

Click to read more ...


Discover the Power of Grep


The simplest solutions are often the most powerful. Such is the case with grep, a small but mighty Linux command-line utility. It's incredibly useful when you want to search the contents of your files, and it does the job quickly and accurately. Its strength lies in the multitude of options which can be combined to suit your needs. Another advantage of grep is its portability – it works on any Linux distribution, and all you need to run it is a console. Even if you're a beginner, you won't have problems using grep, and if you're still afraid of using the command line, you won't be after reading this handy guide.


Click to read more ...