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How to use Linux lsblk Command to List Block Device Information

The command lsblk (list block devices) is used to list information about all available block devices, however, it does not list information about RAM disks. Examples of block devices are hard disk, flash drives, CD-ROM e.t.c How To Install lsblk The command lsblk comes in the package util-linux-ng, now renamed util-linux. The package comes with […]

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Linux script command - A recorder inside your Terminal

When you are working on the terminal or console, you may want to record what you have done in the terminal. The recording can be used as a documentation about what happen in terminal. Let say you are working together with some Linux Administrators at the same time. Or you let someone to remote your […]

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How To Use Ip Command In Linux with Examples

The linux ip command is similar to ifconfig, but more powerful and is intended to be a replacement for it. With ip you have the advantage of performing several network administration tasks with only one command. ifconfig is one of the deprecated command within net-tools that has not been maintained for many years. The functionalities of […]

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Why htop Command Compete Linux top Command

The top command in Linux is used to display a real-time view of processes that are running in the system. It provides very useful information like CPU utilization, memory consumption, and more, related to every process. But, do you know there exists another command line utility 'htop' that provides more information and features when compared […]

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Linux findmnt Command To Find Mounted Filesystems

The command findmnt is used to find mounted filesystems in Linux. This command will look for a particular filesystem in /etc/fstab, /etc/mtab or /proc/self/mountinfo. How To Install findmnt The command findmnt comes in the package util-linux-ng, now renamed util-linux. The package comes with several other utilities such as hwclock. To install findmnt download util-linux from kernel.org […]

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Linux Commands Cheat Sheet in Black & White

Keep this linux cheat sheet on your desk printed, I am sure you will learn them quick and will be a linux expert very soon. We have added had both pdf and image (png) format of the cheat sheet. Please keep us posted if you need us to add more commands. Command are categorized 13 […]

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What Options you use for Linux killall Command ? I have 5 Options

Linux command line offers various commands to kill a process. For example, the 'kill' command can be used to kill a process by passing its PID as an argument, the 'pkill' command takes a pattern as an input and all the matching running processes are killed. But there exists a command 'killall', which exactly matches […]

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10 ssh options for a Secure shell for Safe Data Communication

A system administrator may have managed more than 1 servers. Then those servers may located in different places. Visiting the servers one by one may not the best way to manage them. Then a remote method can be an effective way to manage them. One of the common aplication for remote activity is SSH. What […]

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Some powerful options of Linux Dig command to Query DNS

As Internet grows, people are getting hard to remember IP Addresses as a unique identity for computers. Then Domain Name System (DNS) concept came. DNS will map an IP Addresses into names. Names are easier to remember. The implementation of DNS then spread globally. Offices also using DNS to map their local IP Addresses for […]

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Power of Linux wget Command to Downloand Files from Internet

Wget is the command line, non interative , free utility in Unix like Operating systems not excluding Microsoft Windows, for downloading files from the internet. Most of the web browsers require user's presence for the file download to be completed. But wget allows users to start the file retrieval and disconnect from the system. It […]

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Best all Options for DNS lookup using Linux host command

TCP/IP put the computer address in a set of numbers such 74.125.135.99 called IP Address. This number must be unique for every computer in the world. When the TCP/IP grows, its hard to remember every addresses which format like that. Then DNS came. DNS will translate the IP Address into a name and vice versa. […]

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Linux head Command Options with Examples - Display First Part of Files

In Linux system, we have some alternatives about how to display a content of text files. We can use cat command, more command or less command. Another command to do it is head command. What is head command Head is command that will print only the first part of a text file. So when you […]

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Linux more Command - Display Long Text File Per page at a Time

If you are used to working with Linux, you will find a lot of file text in Linux world. Configuration files and log files are usually kept in text format. But those file are usually have long content. You can not view them all in one page. So we need to to pagination to those […]

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Linux touch command - Why do we need to change Timestamp?

We may use touch command in Linux to create an empty file. Of course we can use another command such as vi, nano or any editing tools to do it. But you may need more steps do it. But do know it that the main function of touch command is not create an empty file? […]

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