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Zenity Brings a Little GUI Goodness to Linux Shell Scripts

Paul Ferrill shows how adding a graphical user interface (GUI) component to any utility script can make it more user friendly, and introduces us to an excellent tool for doing this--Zenity.
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Normalizing Path Names with Bash

The bash function presented here normalizes path names. By normalize I mean it removes unneeded /./ and ../dir sequences. For example, ../d1/./d2/../f1 normalized would be ../d1/f1.
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Uncover the Meaning of top's Statistics

Top gives you a snapshot of a system's situation, e.g., free physical memory, number of running tasks, percentage of CPU time usage of each processes--all in a single view. So it's like using ps, free, and uptime at the same time.

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Convert Various Media Formats to Vorbis in Linux

Over the past month I have made it my goal to stop using the proprietary MP3 format for audio in favor of the free, open standard Ogg Vorbis format.

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Finding Files On The Command Line

One of the things I like about Linux is the command line. I have used nautilus, gnome-commander, konqueror, kommander, dolphin and thunar to manage files in Linux and these file managers are great for what they do.
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