How To Install Fish, A Smart Command Line Shell for Gnu/Linux/Hurd and *BSD.

Fish is a fully-equipped command line shell (like bash or zsh) that is smart and user-friendly. fish supports powerful features like syntax highlighting, autosuggestions, and tab completions that just work, with nothing to learn or configure.

If you want to make your command line more productive, more useful, and more fun, without learning a bunch of arcane syntax and configuration options, then fish might be just what you’re looking for!

How to install Plymouth in Debian, a graphical boot animation while the boot (and shutdown) process happens in the background.

Plymouth is an application that runs very early in the boot process (even before the root filesystem is mounted!) that provides a graphical boot animation while the boot process happens in the background.

It is designed to work on systems with Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) modesetting drivers. The idea is that early on in the boot process the native mode for the computer is set, plymouth uses that mode, and that mode stays throughout the entire boot process up to and after X starts. Ideally, the goal is to get rid of all flicker during startup.

For systems that don’t have DRM mode settings drivers, plymouth falls back to text mode.