How to use India income tax Java utilities on Linux

Upon download and execution of the income tax India utilities for the ITRs for Java, the following error is display when the utility is run using Java 11 on Linux. "Error: JavaFX runtime components are missing, and are required to run this application" This is error basically indicates that to run the income tax java … Continue reading How to use India income tax Java utilities on Linux

How to shred a file on Linux leaving no remnants

Sometimes we have files on our hard disks that we would like to remove for good. If you have set up full disk encryption when you installed Linux on your computer, you will have an encrypted hard disk which is pretty much useless to anyone without the password that only you know. However, sometimes, to … Continue reading How to shred a file on Linux leaving no remnants

Remember History in Firefox 75+ and private browser windows

Mozilla Firefox 75+ has made a change in the way it determines whether web sites open in a private window or not. This is now tied in with the "Remember History" option in Preferences -> Privacy and Security option. To enable Private Windows all the time, select "Never Remember History", but to disable private windows, … Continue reading Remember History in Firefox 75+ and private browser windows

How to save an email in the .eml format

To save an email in the .eml format, follow the steps below: Login to the email accountIf Conversation view is enabled, then disable it. In GMail, this is in the Settings optionDownload the email as .eml format. Once above steps are done, the email is available in the .eml format. In some email services, this … Continue reading How to save an email in the .eml format

How to find serial number of computer in Linux using dmidecode

To find the serial number of the computer, open a terminal window and install dmidecode using apt-get as below:$ sudo apt-get install dmidecode <enter> Thereafter, enter the following command to get the serial number:$ sudo dmidecode | grep -i serial <enter> Now you will see the serial number of the computer. The serial number is … Continue reading How to find serial number of computer in Linux using dmidecode

How to speed up boot time on Linux if it boots slowly

My Linux computer was very slow to start up. It took approximately 4 minutes to get to the login prompt. Before performing any of the steps below, take a backup of the data on the computer. Also, you follow the steps below at your own risk. No one is responsible for whatever you do with … Continue reading How to speed up boot time on Linux if it boots slowly

How to verify files copied with hashes computed using hashdeep on Linux

Linux is very meticulous about maintaining the integrity of files and the file system when copying files across folders. However, there are occassions when the copies of files need to be verified with those of the original. To do this, hashdeep is a good tool to compute hashes of files copied and compare them with … Continue reading How to verify files copied with hashes computed using hashdeep on Linux

Fix NTFS USB drive in linux

At times, there are errors with mounting NTFS formatted volumes from a USB drive. This can cause pain. Below is the method of how to fix the error, and even though it worked for me, there is no guarantee it will work for anyone else. Try it at your own risk. Open a terminal window … Continue reading Fix NTFS USB drive in linux