Monday, August 7, 2017

Uninstall reinstall VMWare player Fedora

This is sometimes required after a Kernel upgrade and the built in VMware player models update doesn't work.
simply uninstalling and reinstalling vmwareplayer makes it usable again.

vmware-installer -u vmware-player  

download latest VMware-player bundle

make executable


vmwareplayer should now work again.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Quickly Zip and encrypt file/folder/sub-folders recursively with password

zip -er  

-e = encrypt
-r = recursively


zip -er documents_folder


zip -er document.docx

will ask you for password before zipping

to zip without encryption simply

zip -r documents_folder

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Send an email from the terminal when job finishes; echo " finished running" | mail -s "Job Status Update"

This can also be used when a program is already running

[Ctrl]  Z 

[1]+ Stopped some_program

fg ; echo " finished running" | mail -s "Job Status Update"