Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Dolphin filemanager now supports sorting by file metadata

With the recent KDE 4.9 update, KDE's  file-manager - Dolphin has received a host of new features . Among the notable additions it has received is the displaying of and the ability to sort and group files by their meta-data properties.

Dolphin now allows you to show any kind of metadata like ratings, tags, image-sizes beside each file.

You can now sort images by orientation. You can sort  text-files by the count of words or lines in them. You may sort audio files by artist, album or duration of the track. You can sort files  by permissions, owner and group properties  or sort by tags or ratings that you have previously given to the files.

All these features will be available to Konqueror as well as other applications which uses Kparts component framework

Thanks to the KDE team for implementing these  features, the time taken in searching and organizing files will be greatly reduced.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

VIM Adventures

VIM is a popular Linux Text editor. Not a text editor as in Windows notepad, but can be used as a fully fledged IDE. Numerous plugins are available which extends the functionality of VIM to the extent that FTP client, mail readers and even a Tetris game is available in the form of a VIM plugin.

VIM uses combination of commands to navigate around the editor and performing text editing and programming/system/IDE functions, targeting to be mouse-free and lessen the burden in doing repetitive text editing functions.

VIM Adventures is a nifty little fantasy adventure game giving you a head-start in the VIM learning curve.Click the link below to start the fun.


Sunday, April 01, 2012

Reset gnome-settings

rm -rf .gnome .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd .metacity

Friday, March 09, 2012

VIM-tips everywhere.

Install vimtips fortune cookies and vimtips plugin for vim
  • First install fortune if you don't already have it.
sudo apt-get install fortune-mod
  • Download vimtips fortune datafile
wget http://www.vim.org/scripts/download_script.php?src_id=871 -O vimtips.tar.gz
  • Move fortune datafiles and included vim plugin to respective directories 
 cp vimtips vimtips.dat /usr/share/games/fortunes
cp vimfortune.vim ~/.vim/plugin
  •  Now when you start VIM it will display vim tips. you can view vim-tips any time by issuing :TIPS 
vim tips in a gui
  • create s script vimtips.sh with the following code. make it executable with 'chmod +x vimtips.sh' . then just click on it to view vimtips on a zenity dialog.
fortune vimtips|zenity --text-info --width=550 --height=550 
vim tips on opening the command-prompt
  • type 'fortune vimtips' at the end of  '~/.bashrc' 
  • You can also use the same command to view vimtips anytime in the terminal.