Category Archives: CLI

Take screenshot from command line

By | June 10, 2011

Take a screenshot of your desktop using the SCROT utility. Basic usage is to call the scrot command in a console, but this would take an instant screenshot of the desktop in the current directory. Thus it would be better used along with the “-d” (delay) option in order to have a time buffer to place the desired objects on the desktop.

Play music from command line

By | May 21, 2011

Although there are a lot of GUI media players out there, it is also possible to listen to your favorite music from the command line. The mpg123 tool allows you to play a song, a playlist or even a stream and has all major features of a GUI media player: control keys, equalizer, replay gain, gapless playback.

Display banner text in command line

By | May 7, 2011

You can display banner-like texts with large characters created from regular characters using the FIGlet utility. Basic usage requires only the text you want to output on the CLI, but you can also specify the font used in text rendering, dimensions and other layout options.