Cheat sheet of some dm-crypt commands and configs that I seem to use somewhat frequently.
FZF, the fuzzy command-line finder, is a really useful small tool for your command line that makes it easier to 1. quickly search your shell’s command history, 2. quickly find+select files/folders to pass to a command, and 3. quickly find a directory and change into it.
On most Linux machines the timezone is configured with the file /etc/localtime. This file most often is a link to a timezone settings file, e.g. inside /usr/share/zoneinfo/. As a consequence, the local timezone can easily be changed by pointing /etc/localtime the target timezone file.
Here's a "cheat sheet" style list of useful Arch Linux pacman commands that I use frequently (some from time to time). Some of those commands require root permission, hence will require sudo on most systems.
On Linux, when using X as a graphical user interface, one quick way for changing the mouse pointer speed - independently of the distribution you are on - is using xinput. This posts highlights practicalities and gives hint for using xinput for this purpose.
This post covers how to configure the Windows firewall to block Internet access for a given program, but still allow it LAN access.
This post describes how to configure WireGuard, an open-source point-to-point tunnel, to play LAN-only games together over the Internet. This includes games that never had Internet-based but only LAN-based match-making in the first place (mostly older games) - but also games that by design would have had both, but for which the Internet-based match-making servers sadly are no longer active.
Want an easy way to get rid of margins in a pdf file on Linux? For example, when embedding the pdf file as figure somewhere? Then pdfcrop might be the tool for you. It is an extremely easy (probably the easiest possible for such a tool), quick, and reliable tool to sove your problem.
This post highlights how to quickly clean old packages from anaconda, the scientific Python/R distribution.