This category familiarizes with various filesystems and ways to manage them effectively.

7 Ways to Create a File in Linux Terminal

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In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a file from a Linux terminal. There are many text editors like (vim, nano, vi) and many commands like (cat, echo, printf, touch) to create a file in the Linux [...]

Ahmed Abdalhamid 8:25 am

Dutree – Command Line Disk Usage Analysis Tool on Linux

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DUtree is a combination of Durep and Tree. Durep creates disk usage reports with graphs which allows us to identify which directories are using the most space. Although durep can produce text output similar to du, its real power is the [...]

Yash Vasa 12:05 am

How to Recover Deleted File Using ext3grep on Ubuntu

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Sometimes, especially on the command line, it happens that you delete a file or directory unintentionally. Ext3grep is a solution to recover deleted files. Ext3grep fetches information from the file system journal for recovering the deleted files or directory. Ext3grep can recover [...]

Yash Vasa 12:05 am

DriveSync - Sync Local Files with Google Drive from Linux CLI

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DriveSync is a command line utility that synchronizes the local files in your computer with Google Drive. It provides a simple and efficient method to keep your files organized and backup them to be accessed remotely. Features Download remote files [...]

Ivo Ursino 9:15 am

How to Install ZFS on Ubuntu Linux 17.04

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The ZFS file system was officially supported in Ubuntu 16.04 and earlier we have shown how to install on centos 7. Though it's not installed and enabled by default it's available in Ubuntu's repositories. ZFZ is an advanced file system [...]

Eyram Amedzor 9:30 am

SpaceView - A Tool to Indicate Disk Space Usage on Ubuntu

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If you need to keep an eye on the use of your PC's disks, here's how to install the SpaceView indicator to see disk space on Linux. SpaceView indicator is an Ubuntu gauge that displays the use of the file [...]

Dwijadas Dey 2:11 pm

30 Most Frequently Used Hadoop HDFS Shell Commands

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) commands you will need to manage files on HDFS. HDFS command is used most of the times when working with Hadoop File System. It includes various shell-like commands [...]

Linoxide 3:00 am

How to Setup Snapshots and Clones in ZFS on Linux

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Notable new feature in Ubuntu 16.04 is addition of ZFS file system. This file system have long time been dubbed a Solaris' killer feature. It has been ported over to Linux but it wont be integrated into mainline kernel due [...]

Mihajlo Milenovic 3:00 am

How to Manage Btrfs Filesystem in Linux

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Btrfs, also pronounced as 'Butter FS' or 'B-tree FS', is a copy-on-write(CoW) filesystem for Linux.  It is GPL licensed and focuses on providing features like scalability, data integrity, defragmentation and fault tolerance among others. In this article, let us learn [...]

B N Poornima 3:00 am

Howto Configure Ubuntu 14.04 to Native ZFS Root Filesystem

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Hello everybody, today we are going to setup Ubuntu to a Native ZFS root file  which is an advanced file system and logical volume manager designed to overcome many of the major problems found in previous designs which is designed [...]

Kashif Siddique 11:08 am

Create / Mount / Manage XFS Filesystem on Fedora 22

XFS is a 64-bit journaling filesystem that was created by Silicon Graphics, Inc (SGI) in the year 1993. It is a high performance and highly scalable filesystem and was ported to the Linux kernel in 2001. Since then, many Linux [...]

B N Poornima 3:00 am

Install and Configure GlusterFS in CentOS 7 on AArch64

This article explains the process of installing and configuring CentOS 7 with GlusterFS on AArch64. GlusterFS is an open source and scale-out filesystem which combines multiple storage servers using Infiband or TCP and makes one large network filesystem. Requirements To configure [...]

B N Poornima 3:00 am

How to Use tmpfs on RHEL / CentOS 7.0

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Today we will talk about tmpfs CentOS 7 a file system that will keep all files and folders in the virtual memory of the operating system as opposed to actually writing them to the disk. This means that all the [...]

Adrian Dinu 5:00 am

Rclone - Sync File and Directories to Cloud Storage in Linux

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Hi all, today we'll learn what is Rclone and how to install it in our Linux Based Operating System. Rclone is a command line program to sync files and directories to and from Google Drive, Amazon S3, Openstack Swift / Rackspace cloud files [...]

Arun Pyasi 9:23 am