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Data Protection in Linux By Encrypt Filesystem Using LUKS

The Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS) is a disk encryption specification that can help protect the data on devices it is configured on. Major companies have now started adopting it on workstations / laptops given to employees so that the confidential data can be encrypted. LUKS protects the filesystem using a passphrase that provides an […]

October 7, 2013 | By
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Create And Enable Swap Partition in Linux

Swap space in a useful memory that allows your server to continue offer it's services even if the server is completely out of main memory (RAM). Linux OS should have swap space even if it is never going to use that. A minimal amount of swap should be fine. There are some applications that require […]

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Options in Linux RPM Command to Query Packages

RPM is RedHat Package Manager, used to install/remove/update and query the packages in Red Hat based linux. RHEL and the systems based on it uses rpm command to do that.  The following example demonstrates the use of rpm query feature and shows different ways you can query rpm database and restore configuration file. I have […]

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How To Install Nginx PHP MySql On Debian Squeeze

Nginx is an awesome peace of software that is being used worldwide by some of the busiest websites to serve web pages. It's a high performance web server with minimal server consumption and you can run your wordpress blog or a magento store with minimum set of Hardware requirements. In this post we well install […]

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Linux Top Command - Find How Much Memory The Process Use

However, generally we look at the memory usage as the 'free' command that provide us the total physical memory and used memory out of total memory . But top command is more useful to check memory usage in linux. Free command display only physical memory usage but top display virtual memory usages by each process. […]

September 13, 2013 | By
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Linux PS Command - Find How Much Memory Process Use

The ps or "process status" command is used to provide information about the currently running processes, including their process identification numbers (PIDs), USER, TTY, %CPU, %MEM and command. Every process is assigned a unique ID the system that is called PID. Here USER is username, under which user a process is running. TTY stands for […]

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Linux wc Command - File Count Options

The linux wc utility in Linux counts the number of bytes, characters, words, and lines in a file or in standard input. This is a small but very useful utility provided among various utilities in Linux. This article explores wc command. Wc commamd By default, wc takes its input from STDIN. The default output counts […]

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Linux - Finger Command To Find User Details

On Linux operating system, you can simply check the information of any user from remote or local command line interface. That is ‘finger’ command. To use this command, your Linux machine need have ‘finger’ utility installed on it. This feature is a very basic with Linux system, so you can easily find install package proper […]

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How To Create or Display Hidden Files / Folders in Linux

Here we will discuss how to create and display hidden files and folders in linux/Unix Operating Systems. Mostly our favorite 'ls' command doesn't display hidden files or folders in linux. If any file's name starts from '.' prefix (for ex: .test) then that will call as hidden file and 'ls' or 'll' command will not […]

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How To Change Time Zone In MYSQL

This article is all about changing time zone in MySql. If mysql time zone is not correct, if different from your time zone, you can change it by following steps. Check current mysql time zone You should check the current time as below Login to mysql with root user, run below command #mysql or #mysql […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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