He, Peng

A Roboticist.

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.


Linux Essentials

Install Deb. Pkg from Command Line

You can install it using
sudo dpkg -i /path/to/deb/file followed by sudo apt-get install -f .

Echo & Touch

echo 'something' >> file_name

The >> will append your ‘something’ into the end of the file
The ‘>’ will replace the file with a new file that has the ‘something’

touch file_name will create a new file.

Ubuntu Screenshot Shortcuts

Press PRINTSCREEN for a screenshot of the whole Desktop.
Press ALT + PRINTSCREEN for a screenshot of the current active Window.
Press SHIFT + PRINTSCREEN for a screenshot of a Region you select with your Mouse.

SCP & SSH Copy key

sudo scp user@brix:<PATH_TO_LOCAL>/feature_tracker.py <PATH_TO_REMOTE>/nodes/

ssh into your remote computer first, if first time do this

ssh-keygen
(followed by two enters)

then quit from the remote computer and do this on your local PC

ssh-copy-id user@brix

Please notice that for a fresh installed Ubuntu, you have to install ssh first.

Ubuntu build tools

The things you may want to install

sudo apt-get install build-essential cmake pkg-config
sudo apt-get install libusb-1.0-0-dev

CTRL-Z Call task back from background

With & after a command, you can push it to the background, there are two ways to stop a background process, either us ps then kill or stop the service if the process is one.

Another way is use fg bring the process (most recently one) back to the foreground and Ctrl-C it, if you want to push it back, you can use Ctrl-Z.

Static IP Configuration

I try to use CLI modify the files under /etc/network/interfaces but failed.
The easiest thing to do it is put in a monitor and open the network configs. in the tab IPv4 Settings, switch the method to Manual and Add the static IP address that you want.
For example:

Address 10.1.10.110
Netmask 24 (= 255.255.255.0)
Gateway 10.1.10.2
DNS Server 10.1.10.101
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