Linux SSH connection manager

Are you managing multiple Linux or Unix machines from Linux workstation?

Are you from the Windows world and missing putty or secureCRT or mRemoteNG etc apps…?

PAC Manager is the answer for ya!!

PAC Manager is an open source GUI based SSH connection manager which has pretty similar features like SecureCRT, mRemoteNG, Putty Manager etc…

You can download it from sourceforge.net

After downloading use below command to install on Debian / Ubuntu based Linux workstations.

dpkg -i filename.deb

It may throw an error as the dependent packages are not available. In that case, run the below command which completes the installation process

apt-get -f install

It has loads of features where you can customize the connectivity, use macros. save credentials using keepassx etc… Wait, it not only supports SSH protocol but also other remote connectivity protocols like RDP, VNC and even secure FTP as well.

I’ve start using this cool app and I’m loving it already!!

Linux one liner – How to convert .NRG Nero Image File to .ISO

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I got a DVD from one of my friends to install an OS. I tried to boot from the DVD but it was not working. Surprisingly my friend created a Nero image file instead of burning the contents directly…

After Googling around found a one liner to covert .nrg to .iso. As usual in Debian apt-get it and run the command

apt-get install iat

iat filename.nrg filename.iso

Now I’m able to mount the .iso file and continue install the OS in virtualbox…

Linux one liner to copy files with directory structure

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Here is another one liner to find multiple file types and copy them along with the directory structure to the destination.

I was searching for copying all pics and video files from my computer to USB hard drive. While googling around I got this command.

find /home -regextype posix-extended -regex ‘.*(MOV|JPG)’ -exec cp –parents {} /media/vin/desktop \; -print

This can be handy when you don’t want to loose the directory structure and want to copy all similar type of files in one go. Above command looks complex but still it is one line command.. Have fun with Linux and you’ll enjoy exploring this OS 🙂