Thursday, November 27, 2014

Multi-thread downloaders for Linux

uGet works with multi thread if aria2 plugin is enabled

REXloader boasts download speed to maximum, only that it dosplays it in Mbps instead od KBps. 8Mbps=1MBps=1024KBps

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ra9oaj/spolab&&sudo apt-get update&&sudo apt-get install rexloader 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

VLC master daily error

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily
But if that gets an error, try 
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:djcj/vlc-stable

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Synapse in 14.04

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:synapse-core/testing&&sudo apt-get update&&sudo apt-get install synapse

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thunar actions - add a command that works in Terminal

Some actions that work in Terminal do not work as such in Thunar actions and do not work in a Thunar action that invokes a Terminal window with that initial command.

The first does not work because Thunar actions seem to call the command with bash and makes the use of terminal superfluous.

The second does not work when the selection is a directory because the current directory is then one level up. So you need to first cd into the target before running the command.


So, if the <command> works in a terminal window opened in a target directory, in order to make that work as a Thunar custom action for the same directory, adapt the command as follows:

cd %f && <command>

Monday, November 10, 2014

Thunar actions: save selected pdf's pages as images

Name: To PNG
Command: pdftoppm %f -png %f.png
File pattern: *.pdf
Appears if selection contains: Image Files
It should work for other files than pngs.