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Linux Word Count wc Command With Example

The wc command (as defined in the man page) print newline, word, and byte counts for each file, and a total line if more than one file is specified. Wc is widely used in bash shell scripting. Shell scripting is itself a different topic and is out of scope. Shell scripting is used to automate […]

March 18, 2013 | By
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Setup Samba For Windows File sharing On CentOS 6.3

Samba is a free software re-implementation of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol, provides file and print services for various Microsoft Windows clients and can integrate with a Windows Server domain. In the end of this tutorial you will be able to install and configure samba to work in Microsoft workgroup environment. Requirements  A computer with […]

March 12, 2013 | By
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How To Install DC++ In Linux

Linux DC++ is direct connect client for Linux based DC++. W hat is DC++ ? it’s a Direct Connect peer to peer file sharing protocol implementation for Linux/Unix platforms. Direct Connect is a file sharing network made up by hubs, to which clients can connect. Once connected to a hub, the user can search for […]

February 26, 2013 | By
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Best CHM File Viewer / Reader In Linux

A CHM file is a Microsoft Compiled HTML Help file. This is a Microsoft proprietary online help file format. Many help files opened by pressing F1 in many windows applications are chm files. This is a popular format. The chm files are optimized for reading and these are heavily indexed. Many e-books are available in […]

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Clear Understanding Of What Is UEFI Boot

UEFI defines the next generation firmware interface for your personal computer. The Basic Input and Output System (BIOS) firmware, originally written in assembly and using software interrupts for I/O, has defined the PC ecosystem since its inception – but changes in the computing landscape have paved the way for a “modern firmware” definition to usher […]

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Detailed Understanding Of Linux Inodes With Example

"Everything is a file": Linux and other Unix-like Operating systems maintain a consistency by treating everything as a file (even the hardware devices). The keyboard, mouse, printers, monitor, hard disk, processes, even the directories are treated as files in Linux. The regular files contain data such as text (text files), music, videos (multimedia files) etc. […]

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Linux - Limit Process At User Level

Ulimit : As the name signifies, its the user resource limits defined by users for their respective processes, it provides control over the resources available to the shell and to processes started by it, on systems that allow such control. ie limit on the number of processes that a single user may create. Linux can […]

January 30, 2013 | By
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Fdisk Commands - Manage Partitions in Linux

On Linux distributions, fdisk is the best tool to manage disk partitions. fdisk is a text based utility. Using fdisk you can create a new partition, delete an existing partition, or change existing partition. Using fidsk you are allowed to create a maximum of four primary partition, and any number of logical partitions, based on […]

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Difference /var/run/utmp vs /var/log/wtmp Files In Linux

Logging is an essential part of the Linux based operating systems. The system maintains loga for activities on the system. Logs of users logged in and logged out are also maintained by the system. The files /var/run/utmp and /var/log/wtmp contains logs for logins and logouts. These two files are binary files. You cannot see them […]

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Configure Vncserver In Linux To Access Remote Desktop Gnome

VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. The VNC server allows you to view and access a computer desktop remotely over the network. In Linux, the VNC server is used to display an X session on some other system. This article teaches how you can run VNC server on a Linux machine. For the demonstration purpose […]

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Commands To Understand Page Faults Stats In Linux

Virtual memory is the concept when we realize the memory more than physical memory. The big issue with virtual memory is page fault. The basic transfer unit is a fixed length block of data called page. When a process doesn't get a page in main memory, the hardware raises an exception (called page fault) to […]

January 10, 2013 | By
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How To Create CD ISO Image From Linux

Mkisofs command in Linux is used to create filesystems for writing on CD-ROM devices. The cdrecord utility will actually burn the disk. The mkisofs command prepares the files to be burnt on the medium. mkisofs creates an iso file, which is the image file (archive) of the optical disk. This article explains this mkisofs tool […]

January 6, 2013 | By
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How To Encrypted Root Partition / Filesystem

An understanding of how your computer boots is required, because unlocking an encrypted root filesystem is integral to the bootstrap process. The current, stable kernel series, 2.6, optionally uses initramfs to help boot, Initramfs is a cpio archive that the kernel now knows how to unpack into a RAM-based disk. This unpacked filesystem contains a […]

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