Count Lines of Code with Cloc

While it might seem a little of a mundane task, counting the lines of code in your programming projects can be a useful thing to do, and provides you with interesting statistics.

Cloc is a Perl script written to allow you to do just that. Download the script, and then from a command line, you simply pass it a directory of source code, or a single file if you wish ...

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Making KDE dialogue boxes appear from shell scripts

Providing graphical feedback in the form of dialogue boxes when you're writing a shell script isn't really that easy to do yourself. If you're a KDE user, though, and want to write a shell script that gives you feedback in the form of one of these.

FOSSwire KDialog

This could be really useful if you want to set up a script that you want to be able to run ...

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ffmpegmenu - transcode videos from your file manager

KDE users, here's a neat application that creates a 'service' in your file manager that allows you to easily convert videos to other formats using ffmpeg.

ffmpegmenu is what you need. After copying the simple script into the right directory, an action will appear in the sidebar of either Konqueror or Dolphin (your choice), which easily allows you to convert selected video to DVD, MPEG or into iPod format ...

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