Monthly Archives: January 2014

Know hardware configuration of system

lshw is small tool which extracts information of hardware configuration of your system. It can report exact memory configuration, firmware version, motherboard information, CPU, caches, battery, bus info, SCSI, USB, etc. Running this command with superuser status gives detailed information. By default it outputs in text format, but you can specify format like xml, html. […]

When System was booted and since how much time it is up ?

If you want to know at what time system is booted, rahul@rahul-Aspire-4736Z:~$ who -b system boot 2014-01-21 19:19 and uptime since last boot, rahul@rahul-Aspire-4736Z:~$ uptime 19:28:29 up 9 min, 3 users, load average: 0.31, 0.56, 0.37 Enjoy!

espeak a speech synthesizer.

If you got bored reading text files, then you can use espeak to read these files for you. espeak has support for adjusting speed, setting pitch, different languages etc. To install espeak $ sudo apt-get install espeak How to use espeak Reading text files $ espeak -f test.txt OR $ cat test.txt | espeak $ […]