CategoryHow To Guides

A how-to is an informal, often short, description of how to accomplish a specific task. A how-to is usually meant to help non-experts, may leave out details that are only important to experts, and may also be greatly simplified from an overall discussion of the topic.


xz Compress or decompress .xz and .lzma files. Compress a file: xz {{file}} Decompress a file: xz -d {{file.xz}} Decompress 


yarn JavaScript and Node.js package manager alternative. Install a module globally: yarn global add {{module_name}} Install all dependencies referenced in 


yes Output something repeatedly. Repeatedly output “message”: yes {{message}} Repeatedly output “y”: yes 


yesod Helper tool for Yesod, a Haskell-based web framework. All Yesod commands are invoked through the stack project manager. Create 

Youtube Download

youtube-dl Download videos from YouTube and other websites. Download a video or playlist: youtube-dl {{}} Download the audio from a 


z Tracks the most used directories and enables quickly navigating to them using string or regex patterns. Go to a 


zbarimg Scan and decode bar codes from image file(s). Process an image file: zbarimg {{image_file}} 


zcat Print data from gzip compressed files. Print the uncompressed contents of a gzipped file to the standard output: zcat 

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