Author Archive: Aun Raza

Professional Linux administrator with a passion for Linux web blogging. I have been administrating Linux servers from last seven years and have been involved in Technology blogging from last five years. I love traveling, playing indoor games and watching movies.

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A Better Way To Take Screenshot on Linux using PMSS

PMSS (Poor Man's Screenshooter) is a command line utility which makes capturing screenshots a piece of cake. It is a small, freeware, easy to use shell script which hardly consumes any system resources. It uses well know Linux command line utility, Scrot , on the backend. In order to understand the effectivity of PMSS, lets […]

February 22, 2017 | By in OPEN SOURCE TOOLS
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How To Copy / Paste Command's Output using Xclip on Linux

Clipboard is a very useful utility in modern day operating systems. Clipboard technology uses the method of copy and paste to temporary store and transfer data between different applications or documents. If you are using GUI  based Linux operating system than copy and paste operation is seamless, however, command line users of Linux operating system […]

February 21, 2017 | By in OPEN SOURCE TOOLS
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How To Synchronize Files / Folders Using FreeFileSync on Ubuntu

We are living in the area of cloud computing where lot of free services are available that let us sync our important data for the sake of backup to the remote cloud storage. But what if we do not want to store our confidential data on cloud? well, thankfully FreeFileSync is available. It is a […]

February 17, 2017 | By
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How to Encrypt / Decrypt Files Using EncryptPad Utility on Linux

Consider a situation where you need to share your important/sensitive data with your family or friends or your critical data is stored in forms of text files on your laptop; there are always chances of hacking or information theft. The solution to such issues is encryption, and thankfully we are living in the area where […]

February 16, 2017 | By in UBUNTU HOWTO
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How to Install Blog Publishing Application Dotclear on Ubuntu 15.04

Dotclear is an open source, free, blog publishing application. It is written in PHP and strongly adopts all important aspects of any well structured open source solution. It is multilingual, web based system and offers a user friendly administration panel. Here are some of the noteworthy features  of this application. Even if you don’t have advanced knowledge […]

October 9, 2015 | By
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watch - Repeat Linux / Unix Commands Regular Intervals

A server administrator needs to maintain the system and keep it updated and safe. A number of intrusion attempts may happen every day. There are some other activities that maintain their log. These logs are updated regularly. In order to check these updates, the commands are executed repeatedly. For example, for simply reading a file, […]

June 4, 2015 | By
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Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca Installation With Cinnamon - Best Guide !

Linux Mint is a Debian based Linux distribution developed with a core focus to provide some state of the art facilities for multimedia projects. It comes with some proprietary software like Adobe flash. The mission statement of Linux Mint is “From freedom comes elegance” and Linux Mint is indeed elegant. Cinnamon is GTK+3 based desktop […]

May 28, 2015 | By
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Things To Do After Installing Fedora 22

Fedora 22 the latest entrant in the community developed line of Red hat operating systems is released on the 26th of May 2015. A lot of speculation and anticipation has been associated with this release of the venerable fedora. Well there are some major changes that are being proposed for Fedora 22. Systemd is the […]

May 28, 2015 | By
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How to Install Fedora 22 Workstation with Screenshots

Fedora is an open source Linux operating system for workstations, servers and cloud setups. It is developed by community supported Fedora Project with the help of Red Hat. Fedora comes with quite a few pre-installed features and a large number of freely available software/applications which can be easily installed. Fedora 22 uses the latest Linux […]

May 26, 2015 | By
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Fedora 22 Server Installation - An Easy Guide

Fedora is an open source Linux operating system for workstations, servers and cloud setups. It is developed by community supported Fedora Project with the help of Red Hat. Fedora comes with quite a few pre-installed features and a large number of freely available software/applications which can be easily installed. Fedora uses Linux kernel and has […]

May 26, 2015 | By
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Installing and Configuring LEMP On Ubuntu 15.04 Made Easy !

Linux, Nginx (pronounced as Engine-X), Mysql and Php called LEMP is complete package for developing, testing and running various scripts or applications in offline or online mode. Linux is an operating system which provides a base of Nginx, Mysql, Php and other applications to make use of hardware resources of a desktop computer or a […]

May 9, 2015 | By
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A Guide to Install New Release Arch Linux 2015.5.1

Judd Vinet started working a minimalist Linux operating system (Arch Linux) in March 2002. Arch Linux is developed for 32-bit and 64-bit microprocessor architectures with a focus to yield maximum throughput from modern hardware systems. It is a lightweight, efficient and easy to use because of its architectural simplicity. A package manager “Pacman” is used […]

May 5, 2015 | By
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How to Securely Store Passwords and Api Keys Using Vault

Vault is a tool that is used to access secret information securely, it may be password, API key, certificate or anything else. Vault provides a unified interface to secret information through strong access control mechanism and extensive logging of events. Granting access to critical information is quite a difficult problem when we have multiple roles […]

April 30, 2015 | By
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How to Install Ubuntu MATE 15.04 and Things to do after

Ubuntu is one of the most used Linux based desktop operating system and MATE is a premiere desktop environment which is a continuation of GNOME 2. Ubuntu is open source and has quite a few diverse flavors with each having unique desktop environment. Ubuntu MATE is a secure, light weight, elegant, efficient and freely available […]

April 26, 2015 | By
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