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by zshlover
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [Solved] Using own Python Wireguard GUI
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Using own Python Wireguard GUI

Wireshark needs root permissions to access the network device. You could add this to your code if not os.geteuid() == 0: sys.exit("\nOnly root can run this script\n") Running scripts as root is generally a bad practice. All /dev can be privileged for access and the device itself will proba...
by zshlover
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 264
Views: 32605

Re: When did you come to Linux?

20 years ago, on slackware linux. This was before youtube, smartphones, all support was in IRC. It was something like this https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.instructables.com%2FFG9%2FC4DZ%2FI441YRZY%2FFG9C4DZI441YRZY.MEDIUM.jpg&f=1&nofb=1 And hours to get X work...
by zshlover
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Apps you discovered recently?
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Apps you discovered recently?

Which good apps did you discover recently?

These are ones I found:
  • Paperwork : collect all your pdfs and easily search through them. The app uses OCR, so you can search within pdfs
  • Skrooge : nice visuals for your financials
by zshlover
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: X.Org Server is considered abandonware
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: X.Org Server is considered abandonware

X.org was around 20 years ago when I was still in my teens.
Back then you had to configure it with xf86config, which always took hours to get the config right :lol:

One of the issues with X.org is the security circus. Wayland supposedly solves this, but not all things work on it yet
by zshlover
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How do you remember bits of sudo code?
Replies: 49
Views: 5670

Re: How do you remember bits of sudo code?

I use zsh which remembers all the commands, can scroll through them using cursor keys and has auto completion :D So does bash, the default shell of Mint and many other distros. Perhaps all shells do the same; I've only ever used what comes with the system. Yes, but zsh has nice auto-completion. Typ...
by zshlover
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How do you remember bits of sudo code?
Replies: 49
Views: 5670

Re: How do you remember bits of sudo code?

I use zsh which remembers all the commands, can scroll through them using cursor keys and has auto completion :D
by zshlover
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Random thoughts on distro hopping
Replies: 27
Views: 1127

Re: Random thoughts on distro hopping

Bottom lijne, Fedora users are really nothing more than beta testers for Red Hat. Exactly what Fedora is and always has been. That would have been DNF. I used to refer to it as Did Not Finish for obvious reasons and carried on using yum until DNF matured. Fedora repository is way to slow in Europe,...
by zshlover
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Threats to Linux
Replies: 20
Views: 1203

Re: Threats to Linux

I think by an ordinary Linux user no need to worry about malware and hacker attacks . If you are ordinary Linux user you are unlikely to ever encounter this. ( If you don't do very stupid things ) Ordinary users should be careful with social engineering. A text message from bank on your phone, a ca...
by zshlover
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux based Windows
Replies: 44
Views: 1761

Re: Linux will decimate Windows desktop?

With all the cozying up to GNU+Linux over the last several years and their increasing tendency towards embedding aspects of it in Windows, my suspicion is they will probably replace the NT kernel with a highly patched version of Linux. Whether they also build the rest of the GNU toolkit and such th...
by zshlover
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: I created a File Backup shell script.
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: I created a File Backup shell script.

deck_luck wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:38 pm
If the
# create encrypted zip file, AES256 algorithm. Does not encrypt metadata
7za a -tzip -mem=AES256 -p ${backup_filename}.7z /home/you/yourbackupdirectory

has an error, why do you continue with the rest of the script?
Good point, how to check for bash errors?
by zshlover
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: I created a File Backup shell script.
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: I created a File Backup shell script.

Thanks! I'll have a look at the code. Does this command mount all connected devices? mount /dev/* I'm made something similar this week, but create an encrypted zip file that is copied onto USB. For encryption it uses AES instead of ZipDeflate. Meta data is not encrypted with this script if [[ $(/usr...
by zshlover
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Which scripts do you use often?
Replies: 10
Views: 1152

Re: Which scripts do you use often?

ajgringo619 wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:07 pm
I use (2) daily: one shows my cryptocurrency investments, the other is for daily/weekly/monthly backups. I had originally done these in bash, but once I learned Python, I converted them both.
Im interested in the backup script. Do you make a copy using ssh or something else?
by zshlover
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My time has come :(
Replies: 10
Views: 782

Re: My time has come :(

I've been a Mint fan ever since my first install which was Mint 10 I think. I've stayed on 17.3 since upgrade to 18 was not possible. This last year I have experienced a few minor quirks but nothing so serious to abandon my much loved collection of apps. With increasing things I can't upgrade or in...
by zshlover
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The end is nigh...
Replies: 53
Views: 2595

Re: The end is nigh...

I'd no idea the removal of old architecture and legacy BIOS support brought Sol's imminent exhaustion of hydrogen (and therefore burning of only helium, which raises the temperature and causes expansion, eventually engulfing Mercury, Venus, and then Earth, and transformation into a brown dwarf) tha...
by zshlover
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: How is Linux gaming these days?
Replies: 8
Views: 901

How is Linux gaming these days?

Last time I played games on Linux was over 15 years ago. Back then it was all puzzles and arcade games by hobbyists. How is gaming on Linux these days?
by zshlover
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: which browser you prefer
Replies: 89
Views: 5385

Re: which browser you prefer

I am aware of people's issues with Google with regards data usage and search monitoring but ALL browser developers do that. It is how they can afford to give you a browser 'free'. Better the devil you know? With a Market Cap: billions it's not free, just paying in a different way. All your data is ...
by zshlover
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is Arch or Gentoo even worth it to install?
Replies: 23
Views: 1446

Re: Is Arch or Gentoo even worth it to install?

mr_raider wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:38 pm
If you want Arch without the headaches, go with Manjaro.
Manjaro is easier to install yes, saves you a lot of time. I think with Gentoo you have to wonder if the time you spent is worth the few cpu cycles speed up
by zshlover
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: text from Android
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: text from Android

No, someone is attempting to get you to load in something malicious via an SMS message. Block the sender and if they carry on with a new number rinse and repeat. Never install or use anything from unsolicited SMS or MMS messages. In fact if you still have MMS enabled, turn it off as it is vulnerabl...
by zshlover
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is Arch or Gentoo even worth it to install?
Replies: 23
Views: 1446

Re: Is Arch or Gentoo even worth it to install?

What they offer is a slight speed up because all the software is compiled for your CPU architecture. I installed Gentoo over a decade ago, and it took almost a week to compile and install it. It ran very well, but these days I am working and I don't have time to do that kind of things. The computer ...
by zshlover
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Noscript and Firefox
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: Noscript and Firefox

I'm sure there are decent noscript user guides out there. But NOTHING is going to make it simple. Yes, because all those sites rely on JavaScript these days. Even a simple blog article (why does a bunch of text need to execute JavaScript? :x ). If you compare the website size 15 years ago to today,...

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