13 Examples To Explain Linux Netstat Commad

The netstat command in Linux provides a lot of information about network activities and configuration on a system. It can display information on various network interface statistics. It can be used to check the network traffic, network sockets, listening ports, etc. This command provides a huge output many times, so you need to filter the […]

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Learn Linux DD Command - 15 Examples With All Options

The Linux command ‘dd’ is one of the most powerful utility which can be used in a variety of ways. This tool is mainly used for copying and converting data, hence it stands for ‘data duplicator’. This tool can be used for: • Backing up and restoring an entire hard drive or a partition. • Copy […]

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Linux Watch Command - Repeat A Command At Regular Intervals

The 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, […]

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7 Examples Linux Dmidecode Command - Display Hardware Details In BIOS

Dmidecode command reads the system DMI (Desktop Management Interface) table to display hardware and BIOS information of the server. The output of the dmidecode contains several records from the DMI table. This table contains a description of the systems hardware components and also other useful information such as serial number, BIOS revision, etc. As you […]

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8 Examples For Linux Zip And UnZip Command

Linux zip command The 'zip and unzip' command is one of the programs used in Linux to create compressed files. However, these utilities are not installed by default. You can install both these utilities from the shell prompt but you must be a root user to do so. Using the 'yum' command you can install zip […]

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38 Basic Linux Commands To Learn With Examples

Linux based Operating Systems are very powerful but their true power lies in the command line. There is a lot that you can do with the help of commands but can't otherwise (using GUI). In this article, we will find out about basic Linux commands that are used most frequently. Now, let's start from the […]

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Commands Check Linux OS is 64 / 32 bit and CPU 64 / 32 Bit

You will need to use the 'uname' command to check the system information including kernel version and whether kernel is 32 bit or 64 bit. In order to check if the CPU is 32 or 64 bit, you need to run the less /proc/cpuinfo command. More commands and details are given below: How to tell if linux (kernel) […]

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Linux Print Command : Usage Of Linux lp Command With Examples

The 'Lp' command is used to print files on Unix and Linux systems. The name 'lp' stands for 'line printer'. Normal users are allowed to have direct access to the printer. Users have to spool a job in a print queue. Spooling ensures the orderly printing of jobs. lp command is very useful in printing files […]

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6 Examples Linux Chage Command : Set Password Aging For User

The command name ‘chage’ is an acronym for ‘change age’. This command is used to change the user's password's aging / expiry information. Any user can execute this command with the ‘-l’ option to view their password and aging information. No other unauthorised users can view the password's aging/expiry information. As the root user, you can […]

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10 Example Scenarios To Learn Linux Find Command

The linux command “find” is a very powerful command which is basically used for searching files under a directory structure. This command can be used to find files using a variety of options such as by name,file type, inode number, file permissions etc. The output of "find" command can be used to perform other operations […]

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Linux Awk Command With Examples To Make It Easy

AWK is a programming language or a tool which can be used to perform a wide variety of tasks, from simple tasks such as printing a message or displaying a file, to complex programs of solving SU-DO-KU. Awk is not just any tool but a programming language, by Aho, Weinberger, and Kernighan. It is a field […]

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What All Command Used To Find Architecture Of Linux OS and CPU

Assume that administrator is in need to alter the existing system configuration or simply he wants to install a new software or hardware device before performing his needful task, he has to know the details of the system to make sure that the new software/hardware will work fine with the system environment. To get the […]

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Linux Hdparm Command: Display Hard Disk Model and Serial Number

Hdparm is abbreviated as hard disk parameter. Hdparm is a command line utility used for setting the parameters of ATA hard disk in Linux operating system and also it is useful to view the current setting that is being used for your drive. A hard disk comes with a set default speed  and to change the […]

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Everyday Linux ps command Examples for System Admin

Linux/Unix system administrator should be very proficient in performance monitoring and tuning. For performance monitoring, administrator should understand how various Linux component and processes works (like CPU, Memory, I/O and Network). Process status (PS) is a command used to display current running processes on Unix/Linux operating systems. This command is commonly used for process monitoring. Whenever […]

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