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  • How to convert almost any document from the Linux console

    I was looking for an online tool to convert some Markdown (.md) files to Microsoft Word’s format (.docx) and I found something even better. Pandoc is an open source application that, as its name suggests (“pan” meaning “all, every”), can convert between almost any document format imaginable. Its usage is...

  • How to open Flash files without browser and after the deprecation

    Adobe Flash has been, fortunately and deservedly, deprecated, and all current browsers have dropped support for it. It was already removed from the repositories of all Linux distributions years ago. But what if for some cursed reason you still need it to open a Flash (SWF) file? Maybe some old...

  • How to export Linux manpages to PDF

    All you need is the groff package. Install it via the repositories of your distribution (on Arch Linux it’s part of the base-devel pack) and then use this command: $ man -Tpdf package > output.pdf For example, if I want rsync’s manpage: $ man -Tpdf rsync > rsync.pdf In actuality...

  • SOLUTION: Stuck documents in the print spooler on Windows

    If there’s a document stuck in your printer blocking the print spooler of your Windows and refuses to go away no matter how many times you click “Delete”, there’s a more effective and convenient solution than unplugging the printer or restarting the PC. Just copy and paste the following lines...