A tutorial on How_to_make_an_animated_GIF_of_a_terminal_session
As mentioned before, you get a productivity boost when you link your mobile life with the terminal, with a program you can pipe, parse, grep…
Installation is as easy as:
git clone git://github.com/VitaliyRodnenko/geeknote.git
sudo python setup.py install
The latter will ask you to provide login credentials (press enter when asked for Two-Factor auth code, if you didn’t enable it) from the shell. While this is a good thing, unfortunately the authorization is not permanent, but “per session”.
The connection between my mobile phone and the rest of my IT life (i.e. the Linux terminal 🙂 ) will likely get a little bit harder, at least this is what if fear.
Thankfully there are awesome packages that still seems robust and insanely useful.
Gcalcli (https://github.com/insanum/gcalcli), a Python script to manage your Google Calendar via APIs is one of them.
The program is written in Python 2.7, and can be installed by:
pip install gcalcli
And in most systems you’re done (I used some Mint from 2013). When you first invoke it will launch your browser for the OAuth, so it’s handy to have one at least the first time!
When a script should produce a vector image as output I love to use SVG, an XML and pure text format. Then you can use Inkscape to convert the XML (SVG) file into PDF or PNG:
inkscape -f FILENAME.svg -A FILENAME.pdf inkscape -f FILENAME.svg -w WIDTH -h HEIGHT -e FILENAME.png
Thus for a fast batch conversion:
for i in *.svg; do inkscape -f $i -w 1024 -e $(echo $i|sed 's/svg/png/'); done