Apache NetBeans – building and installation

NetBeans is now an Apache Foundation project, but (as of today) we lost the possibility to download a specific release (Java only, PHP, C/C++, …), the standard version available (release 9+) is only built with Java support. I have created a very simple script that build Apache NetBeans including support for various programming languages (PHP included), getting sources from […]

Linux: get info about notebook battery

Below you can find a very simple shell script that gets information about every battery present in your notebook and shows a summary. create a new file (es: /usr/local/bin/battery.sh)  paste inside the new file the following code

save the file make the file executable (es: chmod +x /usr/local/bin/battery.sh) use the script (from a terminal  execute: /usr/local/bin/battery.sh) […]

Automatic Wpa Supplicant restart

If wifi connection used by your Linux box is not stable and goes up&down, with wpa_supplicant requiring some manual restart you could use a simple script that does it for you. Below you can find a script i’m using on a RaspberryPi 3 with Raspian installed.

Remember to use a value for WLAN corresponding to you wifi […]

Linux: change temporary directory for Android Studio

Using Android Studio the directory used by the system to store temporary files (the default one is /tmp) could be filled by many (big) files, in order to limit this behaviour you can choose another directory to be used by the IDE. To do so you could launch the IDE every time with the following commands (in […]

Skype4Slackware : a Skype packager for Slackware

Microsoft makes packages of “Skype For Linux” only in .deb and .rpm format. If you want to use them on Slackware you have, every time, to download the file,  convert it into a native package and install it. Can we execute this procedure using a tool that requires only to be launched ? The answer is simple : YES. See how to […]

Install Mozilla Firefox portable on Linux

Installing an instance of Mozilla Firefox portable on Linux is pretty simple but this action could reserve you some trouble if you have to do it manually every time. Because of this i created a very simple script which does the dirty job and can create a portable installation of this the browser. Supported Firefox versions, […]

RFIDer: tool to get data from a rfid reader

For a home automation project i had to connect a rdif reader (this one) to a Raspberry Pi 3 and then have the system execute a program each time a token is read by the reader:RFIDer is the tool i developed to do this job. RFIDer sources (GPLv3 license) are available, but you can also find precompiled binaries  for some platform. Once compiled […]