Monday, April 26, 2010

Tweet through terminal!

I was experimenting with how to make a fast tweet when i stumbled upon an article as to how can one tweet right from one's terminal.
for this you need to install a very small programme called curl and then open the terminal and write:

curl -u yourusername:yourpassword -d status = "your status message"

and for those who want the easier way out can try for gtwitter but i think it won't work under proxy server, so better watch out !

be free, use open source :)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Changing login-screen in ubuntu 9.10

This one's pretty interesting, i wanted to change the user-icon in ubuntu 9.10 login screen but found that from this edition of ubuntu users were not allowed to mess up with it , so i searched and searched and found that there was a way out!

open the terminal , type
and you will see a window pop up, here you can choose the icon of your choice!
You can even add new icons in the folder /usr/share/pixmaps/faces and can choose from them

Happy Linuxing :)