How To See Crontab

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You can create a cron.log file to contain just the CRON entries that show up in syslog. Note that CRON jobs will still show up in syslog if you follow the following directions.

Open the file

/etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf

Find the line that starts with:

#cron.*

uncomment that line, save the file, and restart rsyslog:

sudo service rsyslog restart

You should now see a cron log file here:

/var/log/cron.log

Cron activity will now be logged to this file (in addition to syslog).

Note that in cron.log you will see entries for when cron ran scripts in /etc/cron.hourly, cron.daily, etc. – e.g. something like:

Apr 12 14:17:01 cd CRON[14368]: (root) CMD (   cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)

However, you will not see more information about what scripts were actually ran inside /etc/cron.daily or /etc/cron.hourly, unless those scripts direct output to the cron.log (or perhaps to some other log file).

If you want to verify if a crontab is running and not have to search for it in cron.log or syslog, create a crontab that redirects output to a log file of your choice – something like:

01 14 * * * /home/joe/myscript >> /home/log/myscript.log 2>&1

This will redirect all standard output and errors that may be produced by the script that is run to the log file specified.

link -> http://askubuntu.com/questions/56683/where-is-the-cron-crontab-log

Install PINTA On UBUNTU

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Installing Pinta

Pinta can be installed on Linux, Mac, Windows, or *BSD. Due to this, there are multiple ways to install Pinta based on what you are using as your operating system.

This document will show you the multiple ways to install Pinta.

Installing Pinta on Ubuntu

Install Pinta from default Ubuntu repository

Pinta is available in default Ubuntu repository. You can install it using:

  • Click on Ubuntu Software Center from Launcher (left site icon panel).
  • At the top right input box type in: Pinta and press Enter.
  • Pinta is displayed in list bellow. Click on it and click the Install button.

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Install shutter – Screenshot Tool in Ubuntu 14.04

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Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot program for Linux based operating systems such as Ubuntu. You can take a screenshot of a specific area, window, your whole screen, or even of a website – apply different effects to it, draw on it to highlight points, and then upload to an image hosting site, all within one window. Shutter is free, open-source, and licensed under GPL v3.

 

Shutter allows you to capture nearly anything on your screen without loosing control over your screenshots (tabbed interface). Here is an overview of what you can do with Shutter:

Capture a Specific Area: This allows you to select an arbitrary region of your screen and capture only those parts you really need. Shutter offers two different tools to do so in order to meet any user’s taste.
Capture your Desktop: Shutter does not only capture all the contents of your desktop (or workspace) – it also supports Multi-monitor settings, e.g. capture the active monitor
Capture a Window: Simply use your mouse to select the window you want to capture. Shutter will highlight the currently select window in an attractive and useful way. It is even possible to simply select a window from a list and capture it right a way.
Capture a Menu or Tooltip: Capturing menus or tooltips is very easy with Shutter. You select one of the options and a (user-defined) countdown starts. During this time you can open the desired menu or let a specific tooltip come up. Shutter will recognize and capture it.
Capture a Website: Shutter uses gnome-web-photo to capture a website without opening a browser window
Add Text, Arrows, Rectangles, Ellipse: The built-in editor allows you to add primitives (e.g. rectangles, lines etc.) , arrows or text to your screenshot. Every shape can be customized by changing the color, fonts and/or the line width.
Censor / Pixelize to Hide Private Data: Don’t want to show sensitive data like IP or e-Mail addresses? Shutter gives you two simple but effective tools to hide this data.
Auto-Increment Shape: When writing a step-by-step guide people often add incremental digits to the screenshots (usually via text). Shutter offers a specific auto-increment shape that can be added to the screenshot. It cannot be easier!
Crop: The built-in editor also includes a tool to crop your screenshot. Simply select a region with your mouse or enter the desired dimensions into the input fields.

 

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install shutter

Install Gpick Ubuntu

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Among other features, it enables the users to easily pick colors, copy the picked colors to clipboard, create, import and export palettes from images, magnify the screen around the mouse pointer, in order to pick colors from small areas and many others.

how to install GPick on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

In this article I will show you how to install GPick on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

GPick 0.2.5 is available in the default repositories of Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander and Linux Mint 16 Petra, so installing it is easy. All you have to do is update the local repository index and install the gpick package:

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install gpick

Since it is available via PPA, installing GPick 0.2.5 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, is easy. Just do:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-egt install gpick