4 Tools to Browse Internet from Linux Terminal

Browse Internet Command Line

In this article, we'll focus on how you can browse the internet from Linux command line using text-based browsers. Text browsers are browsers that only render the text contents of a web page, leaving out all the graphical content including [...]

Jamie Arthur 12:05 am

How to Check Cron Logs on Ubuntu 18.04

check cron Logs Ubuntu

In this article, we'll look at how to check cron logs and monitor jobs in real time in Ubuntu 18.04. A cron job is a task scheduler used for automation of repetitive tasks in a Linux environment. It is normally executed at a [...]

Jamie Arthur 5:42 am

How to Setup UFW Firewall on Ubuntu 18.04

Setup UFW firewall ubuntu

In this article, I'll show you how to setup UFW firewall on Ubuntu 18.04. In Ubuntu, the default firewall is UFW, short for Uncomplicated FireWall. It has been around since Ubuntu 18.04 release and was built to simplify iptables configuration which [...]

Jamie Arthur 8:43 am

How to Install Java 8 on Ubuntu 18.04

install java ubuntu

In this article, we'll focus on how to install java on Ubuntu 18.04 from the terminal. We will begin by installing the default JDK/JRE. Java is an application that is a prerequisite in a wide range of software such as Tomcat [...]

Jamie Arthur 2:19 am

How to Install Teamviewer on Ubuntu 18.04

Install teamviewer ubuntu linux

In this article, we are going to show you how to install Teamviewer on your Ubuntu 18.04 and Debian 9.4 system from the command line. Teamviewer is a software application that allows users to securely gain remote access to any [...]

Jamie Arthur 12:42 pm

How to Install Adobe Flash Player using Ubuntu Linux Terminal

Install adobe flash player linux

Adobe Flash player is a plugin that is integrated with your browser and allows a user to stream or watch videos e.g. on sites like YouTube. Nowadays, flash is not required in modern browsers like Google Chrome and has been [...]

Jamie Arthur 8:56 am

6 Commands to Clear Linux Terminal

clear linux terminal

Sometimes, as you go about running commands on a Linux terminal, you may feel that the terminal is somewhat 'filled up' with commands and outputs of those commands. Therefore, you may want to clear the terminal to declutter it and [...]

Jamie Arthur 2:16 am

How to Synchronize Time using NTP Server in Ubuntu

synchronize time ntp ubuntu

NTP (Network Time Protocol) is a protocol that synchronizes your system’s time with online NTP servers to an accuracy of just a few milliseconds. NTP listens on UDP port 123. In this article, we are going to see how you [...]

Jamie Arthur 1:24 am

How to Upgrade Individual Packages in Ubuntu/CentOS

upgrade specific package linux

In this article, we'll dive deep and see how we can upgrade specific packages in Ubuntu/CentOS distributions. Once in a while, you may be required to upgrade certain packages and leave others in their default versions. One reason for this [...]

Jamie Arthur 12:05 am

How to Enable or Disable Services in Ubuntu Systemd/Upstart

disable enable ubuntu services

Often, there is a need to enable or disable services temporarily or permanently on our Ubuntu system. Sometimes, we may require certain services to start up automatically on boot up e.g ssh or web servers and sometimes we may need [...]

Jamie Arthur 12:05 am

How to List Installed Packages by Size on CentOS/Fedora/Arch Linux

list size installed packages

Sometimes, you may need to keep track of your system's hard drive space especially if it's a cloud instance that's hosted on Amazon EC2, Linode, Digital Ocean or on your physical server.  You may be tempted to think that it's only [...]

Jamie Arthur 12:05 am

How to Exclude Specific Packages from Yum Update

yum exclude package

In this article, we'll show you how to exclude specific packages from updating using Yum package manager. Periodically, you may want to update your CentOS or RHEL system but leave out certain packages especially if the updates are likely to [...]

Jamie Arthur 12:05 am

How to List Installed Packages on Fedora

list installed package fedora

Occasionally, you may want to check the packages installed on your system. In this article, I will demonstrate how list installed packages on Fedora. Yum package manager was used on Fedora 22 and its previous version, now (Fedora 27) we [...]

Jamie Arthur 12:05 am

How to Reset Linux Password to Expire after Number of Days

chage command - Reset password expire N days

Best System administration practice requires a periodic change of passwords for any operating system, and Linux is no exception. This is for security reasons. However, most users do not take heed of this and continue to use the same passwords [...]

Jamie Arthur 12:05 am