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Delete the silence at the beginning and end of an audio file with SoX

SoX It is a tool for Editing audio files via the command line in Linux. Some past projects will allow the use through GUI, but they were in time abandoned all and there remained only the command line (not that I mind).

Often the audio file is set to a silent too long beginning or end of the file. HE, as in my case, the files are queued in audio player, or on a CD the wait is nervous. SoX well as do virtually anything with audio files, It allows you to remove the silence in the input and output, returning a file ready to be queued or burn (and often much lighter original).


LibreOffice from terminal: convert to PDF

With today's article we complete the article in the 31 May concerning the Printing from Client to Server, no drivers whatsoever. Perhaps not everyone knows that LibreOffice and OpenOffice integrate between their packages some commands from flipping through the terminal. These commands are identical for all operating systems (you, for Windows) and produce the same results. Among these we see today is the syntax for convert any file type through terminal opened with LibreOffice / OpenOffice in PDF.

The command for Linux is as follows:


Video deshake con Linux: stabilize a shaky video with Transcode

Today we talk about another piece of software command line for Linux: Transcode. This little tool allows you to stabilize a video in which the cameraman (the alleged tale) does not have the hand too firm. It can happen on many occasions: over-excitement, crowd, cold, little space, fever, riot, guerriglia urbana, war that the recovery is to move and avoid the urge of vomiting every time we revisit the movies of the holidays a small team of developers wrote transcode, few line of code to Linux.


Integrated display terminal in Nautilus

Some of you may remember Tilda, the handy application that the touch of a button showed the terminal in a configurable part of the screen. So I see on the official website hosted on sourceforge it seems that the project is stopped by the 2008. I wrote a brief guide on this application because I thought it although small, still useful and worthy of note. In the same spirit today I speak of "nautilus-terminal": another small application that integrates the terminal window in nautilus.

The steps to install it on Ubuntu are a few simple. First, add a PPA repository.


Shell: Download a website with wget

In today's article we see how a site to download full with the command "wget".

Wget is a download manager open source, included in major Linux distributions. It is a tool command line, of which there is a gui for Gnome ("wget") and a gui for Windows ("wgetGUI"). Today we see some simple instruction, but for those who want to delve into the manual is always available from the terminal by typing "man wget".


Shell: burn at the command line

Recently I've had to burn an iso. So far I have always entrusted to k3b the brazier. I wanted to change right now, because brasero do not let me delete the disk (speaks of imaginary plugin), mentre k3b using the kde libraries (I do not want to load into my Gnome). The only alternative (perhaps not the only, but the one I most accredited) is the use of command line.


Busybox, (almost) throughout the shell of GNU / Linux on mobile devices

Today we talk about BusyBox, a program specially written for "carry" the shell on devices Linux embedded. Among the devices that we can meet with GNU / Linux built-in flash memory are the famous TomTom, some phones (Motorola made a trailblazer), and for example, many models of decoder for digital terrestrial.

Directly from the site:


Ram virtually

For those who would like to have more ram, but not if you can afford to mount a virtual board.

sudo mount -t tmpfs tmpfs /mnt -o size=1024m

And when you restart back to business as usual.


Gnome 3 and possible changes to the “System Status Area”

gnome_logo.jpg It 'available in a few days Gnome 2.30, this means that the next version will (the may be) Gnome 3 (which will include Gnome Shell). Wandering in the project are casually aware of some changes to the "System Status Area"That probably will come to life.

There is a possibility that in the "System Status Area” di Gnome 3 are used black and white icons "Ubuntu style” (or perhaps we should call them "Mac OSX style”).