Linux head Command Options with Examples - Display First Part of Files

In Linux system, we have some alternatives about how to display a content of text files. We can use cat command, more command or less command. Another command to do it is head command. What is head command Head is command that will print only the first part of a text file. So when you […]

February 14, 2014 | By
| Reply More

Linux more Command - Display Long Text File Per page at a Time

If you are used to working with Linux, you will find a lot of file text in Linux world. Configuration files and log files are usually kept in text format. But those file are usually have long content. You can not view them all in one page. So we need to to pagination to those […]

February 10, 2014 | By
| Reply More

Linux touch command - Why do we need to change Timestamp?

We may use touch command in Linux to create an empty file. Of course we can use another command such as vi, nano or any editing tools to do it. But you may need more steps do it. But do know it that the main function of touch command is not create an empty file? […]

February 5, 2014 | By
| Reply More

Moving or Rename File / Directory in Linux - 10 Practical mv Command Examples

After knowing about copy command, the next command which is related is mv command. When you want to move files from one place to another and you don’t want to duplicate it, then mv command is absolutely right for this task. What is mv command mv command is a command that similar with cp, but […]

February 3, 2014 | By
| Reply More

Linux rm Command Examples - Should be Aware and Cautious

When a file no longer needed, we may delete it to save storage space. On Linux system, we can use rm command to do it. What is rm rm is a command to delete a file / directory without confirmation by default. Because of this behavior, users should really sure before deleting files. Run rm […]

January 27, 2014 | By
| Reply More

Create Directory - Subdirectory, What more mkdir Command can do in Linux

After knowing about ls command for listing entries inside the directory, we are now moving to creating a directory in Linux system. On Linux, we can use mkdir command. Mkdir is short for “make directory”. In this article, we show 5 usages of mkdir command. 1) mkdir default behavior You can type mkdir directly from your […]

January 23, 2014 | By
| 1 Reply More

15 Linux cp Command Examples - Create a Copy of Files and Directories

Copying files or directories is one of basic activity in every operating system. Backup activity is basically is creating a copy of files and directories. On Linux system, we can use cp command to do it. What is copy command As we mentioned above, cp command is a command to create copy of files and […]

January 14, 2014 | By
| Reply More

Linux pwd command - Know Your Current Working Directory

Where you are inside a deep directory, sometimes you may want to know where exactly you are. With this pwd command, you can do it. What is pwd Pwd is a command to print name of current / working directory. When we are “lost” into a deep directory, we can always reveal where we are. […]

January 10, 2014 | By
| Reply More

20 Linux ls Command Examples to Display the Entries of Directory

One of the basic command in Linux is ls. Without this command, we may find difficulties to explore the content if directories. This command must known by everyone who want to learn Linux. What is ls ls command is used to list files and directories. By default, it will be list the content of current […]

January 9, 2014 | By
| Reply More

userdel Command - Delete User Account from Linux system

Maintaining users on the server means add them, modify them and delete them. When a user is no longer need on the system for any reasons, we should delete it to avoid security breach. On Linux system we have userdel command to delete a user What is userdel Userdel is a low level utility for […]

January 1, 2014 | By
| Reply More

Linux free Command - Display Free and used Memory in the System

System administrator must maintain the health of their server. One of the critical component is memory. When server memory is full utilized, it can slow down the server performance. To monitor memory utilization, Linux have another command that called free. What is free command Free command is a tool that can display amount of free […]

December 28, 2013 | By
| Reply More

Understanding Linux cd Command with Examples

The cd command is the most basic command in *nix world. What linux cd command does is it changes your current working directory. This article details about this command, what this command can do and the internals about the command. cd command: An internal command The BASH shell is the default shell in most Linux […]

December 26, 2013 | By
| Reply More

Linux who command - Displays who is on the system

As a system administrator, we need to ensure who is on the system on a particular time. We must keep on eye to our servers. But of course we can’t do that for 24 hours a day. On Linux system, we can use who command to see who is on the system What is who […]

December 22, 2013 | By
| Reply More

Linux id Command - Print user ID and group ID information

To log in into a computer, we need a username. Username is an identity to recognized by a computer. Based on it, computer will apply a set of rules to a someone that log in with that username. On Linux system we can use id command. What is id command id command is command which […]

December 21, 2013 | By
| Reply More