Today, I am going to share some of my frequently used things with Raspberry pi.
For safety purposes , it is important to change the default password.
Just type the following command, it will bring the change password option.
You are asked to type the new password twice.
Update and upgrade Raspberry pi:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install rpi-update
The first two commands will update the software packages.
The last command will update the firmware.
Look into the below link for more details.
Save some disk space:
To see the disk space hit the command
Now to clean some archived files use the following command, that will free up some space
sudo apt-get autoclean
Safely shutdown Raspberry pi:
The following command will safely shutdown your pi
sudo shutdown -h now
Clone your sdcard:
Once downloading and upgrading your preferred settings, it is best to save these settings permanently. For this purpose, we use Win32DiskImager.
Start Win32DiskImager, and in the image file option, give the folder path in your computer where you want to save settings as .img file. insert the sd card and select the win32diskimager.
Now just press “read” tab. That’s it, you cloned your sdcard.
Next time, if your sd-card get corrupted, or you wanna restore your previous settings, just insert your sd-card, and chose this cloned .img file in win32diskimager.
setup VNC player:
I run my Raspberry pi headless, so it is very handy for me to see the desktop of pi with vnc player. The following command will install tightvnc server on pi.
sudo apt-get install tightvncserver
First time you require to set-up the password. So hit the following command
On windows computer, I install tightvnc viewer and xming to see the Pi’s desktop.
For more detailed steps, see the excellent tutorial in the following guide