Quick calendar template


Ever need to quickly print out a blank calendar month template for a planning meeting or to organize your thoughts?  Well, I have and was amazed to discover how many useless websites you have to wade through to get anything remotely useful.  I still haven't found a perfect fit, but this site is good enough for now.

My favorite bash shell format


Everyone has their own opinion of their favorite bash shell formatting -- here's mine:

PS1="\[\e]2;\u@\h:\w\a\]\[\e[32m\]\u\[\e[37m\]@\[\e[36m\]\h\[\e[37m\]:\[\e[33m\]\w \[\e[37m\]\$ "

Setup instructions

Terminal auto-copy to clipboard for Lubuntu


Update: the parcellite solution described below is a little too aggressive (mangles keepassx auto-type and displays passwords in log) so I recommend NOT using that method and instead use a simpler solution -- highlight text in lxterminal and then use the middle mouse button to paste the highlighted text.


Original post (kept for documentation purposes):

One of the things I love most about PuTTY is that it automatically copies whatever is selected in the terminal window to the clipboard.  You wouldn't think this is all that big of a deal but trust me, it's a huge time saver and you quickly lose patience without it.

Unfortunately, the terminal in Lubuntu (and nearly every other Linux distro) does not come with this feature.  After this annoyed me one too many times, I finally did a Google search and discovered to my joy that there is a fix:

sudo apt-get install parcellite
Start > Accessories > Parcellite
Right click the icon in the system tray, select Preferences, check "use primary" and "synchronize clipboards", and then click OK.
It works!

P.S. To auto-start it on login, open a terminal and type:  echo '@parcellite' >> ~/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart