Author Archive: Aun Raza

Professional Linux administrator with a passion for Linux web blogging. I have been administrating Linux servers from last seven years and have been involved in Technology blogging from last five years. I love traveling, playing indoor games and watching movies.

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TLDR ( Too Long; Didn’t Read ) - A Simplified Linux Man Pages

Linux command line users must be familiar with "man" command. It stands for manual pages, which means that every Linux command or utility comes with the set of instructions or possible usage of the command. Man pages are of great help while working on the command line, but often, the documentation available via man pages […]

April 6, 2017 | By
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Echofish - Tool to Monitor System Logs via Web Browser

Echofish is a freeware, open source tool which provides the capability to monitor your system logs using your web browser and in an easy to understand format. Log file analysis is not an easy task, especially if you have to do it on daily basis. You have to go through a lot of log files […]

March 27, 2017 | By
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Psutil - Library to Fectch Running Process and System Utilization Information

Psutil is a python based library, it provides an interface to monitor your computer system's resources. You can use this utility and its available APIs to find out all details about currently running processes, their resource consumption like memory, network and disk usage etc. It is a cross-platform application which works on all popular operating […]

March 21, 2017 | By in PROGRAMMING
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Pet - A Command Line Snippet Manager for Linux

If you manage a lot of Linux systems via command line, you must be aware of the hectic task to remember all the commands you use on daily basis. You often need to go into your system's history and find the required commands from there. Pet is a command line based tool which makes a […]

March 16, 2017 | By
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How to Use Linux Hexdump Command with Practical Examples

Hexdump is a very useful Linux command for developers and application debuggers. It has ability to dump file contents into many formats like hexadecimal, octal, ASCII and decimal. This command takes a file, or any standard input, as input parameter and converts it to the format of your choice. Let's assume you work with binary […]

March 13, 2017 | By in LINUX COMMANDS
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MPS-Youtube - Play and Download Youtube Video on Linux Command Line

MPS-Youtube is a freeware, youtube player and downloader application which works right from your command line. You can use this tool on your Linux system  terminal to search, play, and download youtube videos and playlists. It is a tiny utility which works flawlessly on all flavors of Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac operating systems. It […]

March 9, 2017 | By in OPEN SOURCE TOOLS
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Buku - Manage Browser Bookmarks from Linux Command Line

In the modern world of IT and internet, a bookmark is an integral part of our daily life internet browsing. It is actually a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) which is stored for later retrieval. Modern day web browsers are considered incomplete without this feature. Almost all popular browsers like Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer use […]

March 3, 2017 | By
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lnav - Tool to View and Analyze Log Files from Linux Terminal

The Log File Navigator ( abbreviated as "lnav" ) is a tiny useful utility which helps users take an easy and cleaner look at system's log files. It is a freeware application which runs on Linux and Mac operating systems. For system administrators or any Linux desktop user, identifying system or application errors are possible […]

February 28, 2017 | By in OPEN SOURCE TOOLS
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A Better Way To Take Screenshot on Linux using PMSS

PMSS (Poor Man's Screenshooter) is a command line utility which makes capturing screenshots a piece of cake. It is a small, freeware, easy to use shell script which hardly consumes any system resources. It uses well know Linux command line utility, Scrot , on the backend. In order to understand the effectivity of PMSS, lets […]

February 22, 2017 | By in OPEN SOURCE TOOLS
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How To Copy / Paste Command's Output using Xclip on Linux

Clipboard is a very useful utility in modern day operating systems. Clipboard technology uses the method of copy and paste to temporary store and transfer data between different applications or documents. If you are using GUI  based Linux operating system than copy and paste operation is seamless, however, command line users of Linux operating system […]

February 21, 2017 | By in OPEN SOURCE TOOLS
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How To Synchronize Files / Folders Using FreeFileSync on Ubuntu

We are living in the area of cloud computing where lot of free services are available that let us sync our important data for the sake of backup to the remote cloud storage. But what if we do not want to store our confidential data on cloud? well, thankfully FreeFileSync is available. It is a […]

February 17, 2017 | By
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How to Encrypt / Decrypt Files Using EncryptPad Utility on Linux

Consider a situation where you need to share your important/sensitive data with your family or friends or your critical data is stored in forms of text files on your laptop; there are always chances of hacking or information theft. The solution to such issues is encryption, and thankfully we are living in the area where […]

February 16, 2017 | By in UBUNTU HOWTO
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How to Install Blog Publishing Application Dotclear on Ubuntu 15.04

Dotclear is an open source, free, blog publishing application. It is written in PHP and strongly adopts all important aspects of any well structured open source solution. It is multilingual, web based system and offers a user friendly administration panel. Here are some of the noteworthy features  of this application. Even if you don’t have advanced knowledge […]

October 9, 2015 | By
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watch - Repeat Linux / Unix Commands Regular Intervals

A 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, […]

June 4, 2015 | By
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