Change Default Application to Open Files (Linux Mint)

The default application is the one you open a file with on doubleclick. In some cases installed programs automatically turn themselves into the default application for files you were happy with, which you might want to change. To do that, rightclick a file of the chosen format and choose Open With... -> Other Application or ... Read more

How to convert filenames or text to lowercase on the shell

There is no simple tolower command on the bash, but with a little shell script you can convert uppercase characters to lowercase. The script uses the tr command internally for converting the chars. Create a shell script with the name tolower: vi /usr/local/bin/tolower and enter the following content: #!/bin/sh echo $1 | tr '[:upper:]' '[:lower:]' ... Read more

How to enable verbose logging in pure-ftpd on Debian Linux

To turn on verbose logging (e.g. to debug FTP connection or authentication problems) inĀ  pure-ftpd FTP server on Debian and Ubuntu Linux, execute the following command as root user in the shell: echo 'yes' > /etc/pure-ftpd/conf/VerboseLog and then restart pure-ftpd, for init based systems: /etc/init.d/pure-ftpd-mysql restart For Servers that use systemd: service pure-ftpd-mysql restart The ... Read more