This app is nice as it can be local, one time synced, or just offline notes if you are in a secure area (what started my search). I am on a network where I can’t get to any cloud services at all, especially ones where you can give out data. I am however able to go out and do research. Leaving me with a tone of notes, and nothing to store them in with any sort of sense.
Also, I have a lot of markdown, and code snippets, and that sort of thing. So, like most I started keeping plain text files. This was not cutting it though; as many of you know. II would on occasion have a mixture of code types in the same note. This seems to handle those for the most part. Although it is similar to Atom, which is my favorite IDE/text editor in a GUI; it is much lighter and doesn’t always try to correct me into some language.
At the end of the day, its just a great note app; and the files underneath are up to you to encrypt/sync/etc. The editor I am referring to is Boostnote. I will give a link to GitHub, and link to their sites download page. Please try it out and enjoy! I hope this helps out a nerd out there somewhere.
This one is great for a “Full Update” on debian / ubuntu machines.
It calls the script without ever installing anything (assuming curl is installed). Be sure to run as root, either with sudo or as root directly.
As you can see in the snippet; it uses a script that is remotely hosted (in a github gist). This is great because you can see exactly what it does by looking at the script. It just calls system commands, so it can’t do anything malicious. Just run sudo, then the above command and it will run the below script:
Another trick you can do with something like this, is copy it to /usr/bin/fullupdate (as root of course), and ensure its executable “sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/fullupdate”. Then you can call “sudo fullupdate”, from anywhere and use it when needed. Alternatively, you can use it on a cron to run on a schedule! If you don’t want all the options, just download the script and change it for your liking.
First, I would like to say thank you to the community members for helping out. I have gotten a lot of input on the new image. This has also given me better feel for what the community wanted in an image. Which leads me to the next bit of news.
Some of you are undoubtedly wondering why I have not released my Jasper v1.6 image as of yet. Well, I can assure you there are very good reasons.
Firstly, I have had some severe family/health issues come up as of late which take priority. I am also in the middle of moving a family of 5. Combine that with the other reasons below, and I feel that most will feel the wait to be worth it.
This leads me to the next bit of news, however shocking it may be.
There will be no version 1.6 image.
There will be no image at all…
Instead, there will be a full installer.
This is one of the reasons for the delay.
The installer will work with a full GUI, and on the desktop.
Full ubuntu Install.
Fresh RPI install with GUI.
The installer will be iterated on by feature going forward.
We can add community approved features one at a time.
Everyone has seen these “Top 50 commands” blah blah blah….. #clickbait….
I am writing this just to make BASH a much more pleasant experience for people new and old to Linux. It is also for any sysadmin that has simply not been introduced to some of them.
I could list tons of them, but that’s going to get a simple TL;DR for most people. Then they will move on. So I will list a few and lets let those digest. Keep in mind all commands are in Linux, and may vary by distribution.
First BASH tips (Simple, but time savers):
Type ‘cd’ and you will go to your home directory for the user you are logged into.
Similar to “cd” ~, however ~ can sometimes rely on the environment.
To return to the previous directory you can type ” cd -“.
This will return you to your previous location, not home.
Type “tailf”, instead of “tail f” for the same results.
Also, “tail -200” can be used instead of “tail -n 200”
Use a custom “PS1” for root, and regular users.
A “PS1” is the text in the login prompt. See Example to the right:
Notice it is yellow
Do the same but in red for root.
Debian PS1 for a normal user (as seen to the right)
First, I want to thank everyone that has been patient with me so far in getting these things done one at a time…
I know it is not easy to get some of these things completed without good documentation. So, with the help of a few community members, I have started what is a very rough draft of our documentation. It is neither complete, or ready…. However, we are adding information as we go, so keep a close eye. Even feel free to clone it, and contribute. There will be documentation on how to do both of those coming as well. Feel free to watch here, the repository, or the Support Forums/Slack for updates. I update them all.
If you have items you would like to see added to the documentation, I would run it by myself, or d34dman first. If we have not already written it (there are some not committed yet); then we will just let you know to put in a PR (aka Pull Request). Once we have both reviewed it and give it a thumbs up. We will merge it.
Alright, all that said… Here is the link to the documentation!