June Month ChennaiPy Meeting Schedule

Today [26.06.2010] ChennaiPy Meeting Schedule :


Topic :  How To Create Deb File Format From Python Application File

Talker: Mr.Rajkumar , KanchiLug Member

Duration : 30 min

Ref Link : http://showmedo.com/videotutorials/video?name=linuxJensMakingDeb&fromSeriesID=37


Topic :  Basic String Handlings

Talker : Mr.Selvamani, KanchiLug Member

Duration : 20 min


Topic :  How to Stack over [horizontally/vertically] merge the SVG
files via Python code

Talker : Mr.Arulalan,  KanchiLug Member

Duration : 15 min


Topic : Basic List Handling

Talker : Mr.Suresh(Myself),  KanchiLug Member

Duration : 20 min

We welcome to chennaipy meeting those who are all newbie to python ! 😉

place :

Opposite to Production Department & WiFi tower,
Grass Ground,
MIT, Chrompet, Chennai.

Find details about your ISO images from the Linux command line

If you ever wondered what that mysterious ISO file you downloaded two
years ago is,
and don’t want to burn the image, you can view details of the volume
with a simple command:

$ isoinfo -d -i filename.iso

You’ll be given details like the volume size, if the image file is a
bootable one and other valuable information.



Terminal with no title bar, menu bar or scroll bar

It might just be that comes a time when you’ll need a terminal window
that has no menu bar,
no title bar or scroll bar. Just a plain and simple terminal window.
Install Eterm and start it with

$ Eterm -O –buttonBar no –scrollBar no -x -f WHITE -g 100×15+30+900

This will set a white foreground for the terminal and draq a
100×15 screen at position 30 (X axis) and 900 (Y axis).



The Terminator

Terminator. No, not the Arnold movie. Terminator is a new GNOME-terminal-based terminal
with one very awesome feature. It has paned view. OK, so it can’t do tabs.
Paned view is better than tabs. You can see things side-by-side without messing about
trying to resize two terminals to both use up all of the space on the screen but still not overlap.
It’s all there at a glance.

Take a look:

That’s just a small sample one so it fits on here. I find it really useful to have it fullscreen, split into a few panes. Each pane is SSH’d into a different box. I use Compiz’s “annotate” plugin to mark in front of the panes which is which, so I don’t get confused.

If you’re interested in giving it a try, just do a

$ sudo apt-get install terminator




Find out details about your system’s temperature

To find out more about your system’s temperature, install acpi. Then do a simple

acpi -V

to get a listing similar to this one:

shrinivasan@shrinivasan-laptop:~$ acpi -V

Battery 0: Discharging, 93%, 02:55:55 remaining
Battery 0: design capacity 4611 mAh, last full capacity 4605 mAh = 99%
Adapter 0: off-line
Thermal 0: ok, 36.0 degrees C
Thermal 0: trip point 0 switches to mode critical at temperature 100.0 degrees C
Thermal 0: trip point 1 switches to mode passive at temperature 95.5 degrees C
Thermal 1: ok, 41.0 degrees C
Thermal 1: trip point 0 switches to mode critical at temperature 127.0 degrees C
Cooling 0: LCD 8 of 15
Cooling 1: Processor 0 of 10
Cooling 2: Processor 0 of 10



Search Google.com from the Linux command line

You can search Google.com from the Linux command line without using a CLI web browser like lynx or Elinks.

All you need is the curl and html2text packages installed. Then you issue the following command:

curl -A Mozilla http://www.google.com/search?q=Linux |html2text -width 80

where you can replace Linux with another keyword of your choice.

The results will be displayed in your console application with a width of 80. 🙂

arulalan@arul-desktop:~$ curl -A Mozilla http://www.google.com/search?q=Linux |html2text -width 80
% Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100 41361    0 41361    0     0  32569      0 –:–:–  0:00:01 –:–:– 70222
Web Images Videos Maps News Shopping Gmail more_»
Settings | Sign_in
[Linux               ]Linux [Search]
About 278,000,000 results(0.21 seconds)
***** Search Results *****
1. **** The_Linux_Home_Page_at_Linux_Online ****
Comprehensive information and resources about the Linux Operating System.
Download_Info – Distributions – Courses – Applications
http://www.linux.org/- Similar
2. **** Ubuntu_Linux ****
Official site; Commercially sponsored Debian-derived Linux distribution
that focuses on usability, a regular 6-month release cycle, and a
commitment to at …
http://www.ubuntu.com/- Cached – Similar