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How to sort files in folder from the biggest to smallest

Command ls in Linus is very powerful and you can list files any way you want using proper parameters. In case we want to sort files in a folder by size descending, we run a following command:

$ ls -S

This command show all files in a folder and list them descending by file size, but there's a problem, which we will explain in an article below. It's good to write about commands and outputs, but the best way, from my point of view, is to show everything on a real example (I tried it on openSUSE Linux, but ls is a command, which works in every Linux distro, so don't be afraid something will work different way on your system.

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Written by Administrator on Saturday May 2, 2020

How to install Flameshot in Linux Mint? [with screenshots]

Flameshot is very powerful and easy-to-use screenshot manager for every linux distro. Embedded screenshot managers are very small and fast programs, but offer very limited functionality. If you want to install Flameshot in Linux Mint, just run following command in Linux Mint terminal:

$ sudo apt-get install flameshot

output:

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Written by Administrator on Friday May 1, 2020

How to find your IP address in Linux Mint?

The simplest and the fastes way to find your IP address in Linux Mint is to run the following command in linux terminal:

$ hostname -I

But this is an example, how to find your IP address in internal network. In case you are looking for an external IP address (the address you have in internet), you should run a command:

$ curl ifconfig.me

or

$ curl ident.me

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Written by Administrator on Friday May 1, 2020

How to install japanese keyboard layout on Elementary OS

In order to install japanese language keyboard layout in Elementary OS, use fcitx, but during installation choose "japanese language" instead of "chinese language". Keep in mind, that under Freya, nor ibus, nor SCIM is working properly.

First, you have to add fcitx repository:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fcitx-team/nightly

Then update your sources:

$ sudo apt-get update

After that you can install fcitx and chinese input layout:

$ sudo apt-get install fcitx fcitx-config-gtk fcitx-sunpinyin fcitx-module-cloudpinyin fcitx-chewing fcitx-table-all

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Written by Administrator on Thursday April 30, 2020

How to delay shutdown in Devuan Linux?

Shutdown delay in Devuan Linux is made the same way as shutdown delay in other Linux distros. The only thing you have to do is to run "shutdown" comman with proper parameters. This is very easy. For example this command will delay system shutdown for 20 minutes:

$ shutdown +20

In case you want to delay shutdown for 2 hours, you run:

$ shutdown +120

This is simple thing: just set a number of minutes.

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Written by Administrator on Thursday April 30, 2020