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by SOCSBC
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Using the terminal emulator, exclusively
Replies: 16
Views: 2670

Re: Using the terminal emulator, exclusively

The Traveler wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:23 pm

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pdftotext -layout file.pdf - | less
Is one way of doing it.

Cheers.
Fantastic! Worked just as needed. Thank you!

Four thumbs up! :D

https://www.xpdfreader.com/pdftotext-man
by SOCSBC
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Using the terminal emulator, exclusively
Replies: 16
Views: 2670

Re: Using the terminal emulator, exclusively

By the way, if you're like me, and you want to check your e-mail from the command line, this is a great tutorial for mutt set-up: https://www.sbprojects.net/projects/raspberrypi/mutt.php I used this to configure mine, quite painlessly. Most guides are pretty tiring to look at, but this ^^^^ one is r...
by SOCSBC
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Using the terminal emulator, exclusively
Replies: 16
Views: 2670

Re: Using the terminal emulator, exclusively

Is there any way to open a .pdf without a GUI? Kind of. It really depends on what is in the PDF. If there is any text, and not just pictures of text, then you might be able to get it with either or both of the pdf2htmlex or pstotext utilities. Both are in the repository. Thank you. I'll have to che...
by SOCSBC
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Using the terminal emulator, exclusively
Replies: 16
Views: 2670

Re: Using the terminal emulator, exclusively

That's awesome.

...I just realized that there's no way to "rep" good posters, lol.
by SOCSBC
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Using the terminal emulator, exclusively
Replies: 16
Views: 2670

Re: Using the terminal emulator, exclusively

My local store has Pi Zero W's, on sale, for $5., so I picked up another one. :mrgreen: ...anyway. I have a lot of really cool programs installed for CLI-only computing, but have a question for the more knowledgeable amongst you: Is there any way to open a .pdf without a GUI? I installed xpdf, but i...
by SOCSBC
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Updating/upgrading live USB of Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Re: Updating/upgrading live USB of Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop

kevinthefixer wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:15 pm
Should work just fine OOTB. But if you have any doubts, simply clone your stick first so you have a backup.
What's the best way to make a clone?
by SOCSBC
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Updating/upgrading live USB of Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Re: Updating/upgrading live USB

I'm using "Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop" https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspberry-pi-desktop/ on my work p.c., etc. I use Raspbian on my 3B+, at home, but anytime that I have to use a computer, other than my own, I boot from the USB. I keep it with me at all times, and I love it...
by SOCSBC
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Updating/upgrading live USB of Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Updating/upgrading live USB of Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop

Forgive me if this has been asked and answered (I did my best to check), but can anyone tell me the guidelines for running a USB with persistence? I'm running a copy of Raspbian Desktop on a USB, and wanted to "sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade" it, but didn't want to inadvert...
by SOCSBC
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: How do you run tar.gz packages in Raspian?
Replies: 7
Views: 76240

Re: How do you run tar.gz packages in Raspian?

I'm still (re)learning this stuff, myself, but this may help: https://www.howtogeek.com/248780/how-to-compress-and-extract-files-using-the-tar-command-on-linux/ To wit: Extract an Archive Once you have an archive, you can extract it with the tar command. The following command will extract the conten...
by SOCSBC
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Raspbian Lite questions
Replies: 22
Views: 3761

Re: Raspbian Lite questions

n67 wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:31 pm
...Have people forgotten how the X computing model is defined?
Go on...
by SOCSBC
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Raspbian Lite questions
Replies: 22
Views: 3761

Re: Raspbian Lite questions

Man in a van wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:22 pm

Piclone has certainly proved usefu,l but my top ten tip is pishrink :)

Ronnie
:shock:

*Bookmarked*

Thanks!
by SOCSBC
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Using the terminal emulator, exclusively
Replies: 16
Views: 2670

Re: Using the terminal emulator, exclusively

rin67630 wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:23 pm
Once upon a time I used to use Norton Commander, from which MC is a clone. I preferred Xtree.
But I am living in the current millenium, which does not prevent me to use nano whereas it is convenient.
I love nano.
by SOCSBC
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Using the terminal emulator, exclusively
Replies: 16
Views: 2670

Re: Using the terminal emulator, exclusively

...Can't understand why people want to miss the comfort of e.g. a file manager. I'm a product of late 70's-80's computing (Coleco Adam, anyone?), and I'm just getting back into computer science. The terminal emulator feels very comfortable to me, and I like the idea of going GUI'less. Reading news ...
by SOCSBC
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Raspbian Lite questions
Replies: 22
Views: 3761

Re: Raspbian Lite questions

Man in a van wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:15 am
Piclone
Piclone is really brilliant, isn't it? I can now keep copies of my copies, and backups of my backups! :D
by SOCSBC
Thu May 31, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Using the terminal emulator, exclusively
Replies: 16
Views: 2670

Re: Using the terminal emulator, exclusively

I'm glad to hear that I'm not alone. :D

Has anyone set-up e-mail via the CL? Any preferences for Alpine, Mutt, etc.? I'd love to be able to run nothing but Lite, tbh.
by SOCSBC
Thu May 31, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Using the terminal emulator, exclusively
Replies: 16
Views: 2670

Using the terminal emulator, exclusively

I mentioned this in another post, but thought that it might merit its own topic. Is there anyone here that spends the majority of their time in the terminal emulator? I had the idea to do this, went online, and found a few articles by Bryan Lunduke ( https://www.networkworld.com/article/3091139/linu...
by SOCSBC
Thu May 31, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Raspbian Lite questions
Replies: 22
Views: 3761

Re: Raspbian Lite questions

I think I understand where you're coming from. I had the idea to install Raspbian Stretch Lite on a Pi Zero W, and thereafter live in the CLI, only installing programs that were relevant to that environment (e.g., cmus, ELinks, rtv, mc, etc.). I'm new to GNU/Linux, and wanted to totally immerse myse...

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