View xml files like a pro


Viewing XML files can be daunting with tracking mentally where the tag starts and where it ends. So, I ended up with the following alias to help me view xml files – make your teminal sexy

2019/07/22 is a nice webpage that allows you to select the colors for your terminal and then you can export it in various formats. Main site : and for the source code: Github …

Check your session type – wayland or X11


With both wayland and X11 in mainstream, its pretty easy to forget if you are running in Wayland or in X11. To check this here are the commands:

Add files to dropbox with single curl command


I have been thinking of posting this for sometime now. This is very useful, when you are working on a different Linux box and want to upload a file to dropbox.  So, before you run this command, you …

Running dnsmasq with NetworkManager in Fedora


Here is a good link to do this:

Split pcap to multiple files based on number of packets


Here is a script that can use tshark to split a large pcap to multiple small pcaps  inpcap="test.pcap" max=$(tshark -r $inpcap -n -T fields -e frame.number|tail -1) # This is the number of packets in …

libvirt- Create virtual machine with text console only interface


virt-install is an amazing tool to create VMs. If you have created a config file (Kickstart file – ks.cfg), then its only one line un-attended install. If you are using this on remote host with ssh …

IT Trends That Will Boost Global Economic Growth


IT has been known to have a great impact on the global economy and has been linked to marketplace transformation, better standards of living, and international trade, among other things.

Fedora – dnsmasq with NetworkManager


I have been thinking of writing about this for long time but someone else did and it is nice write-up so here is the link –

GREP_COLORS – change the colors in the GREP output.


Today we will look at the variable GREP_COLORS. This variable determines the colour that is used with the grep command. You can look at the man page of the grep command to see what the various options …

How much money flows through IT


Check out this amazing infographic […] Global IT Economics [Infographic]

copy /proc folder


Other day, I was trying to copy the proc folder with following command: tar cvzf /tmp/proc.tgz /proc and I found out that all the files in tar were empty. Strange it may seem but lot of people are …

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