Linux iostat Command to Report CPU Statistics and I/O Statistics

A Central Processing Unit or CPU is the brain of the computer. All of processing command is run here. Input / Ouput or I/O also play critical roles. The disks is used to provide data to processor and keeps the data which has been processed by CPU. One of the methods for measuring processor utilization […]

December 20, 2013 | By
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Linux vmstat Command - Tool to Report Virtual Memory Statistics

As we already know that computer must have memory which called RAM to make the computer works. RAM is refer to a physical memory that planted into the computer mainboard. This RAM is used to load applications such as browser, word processor and so on. So actually, programs that you are using are running on […]

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Linux lsusb Command to Print information about USB on System

Universal Serial Bus or USB was designed to standardize the connection of computer peripherals such as keyboards, pointing devices, printers, digital cameras, portable media players, disk drives and network adapters) - Source : Wikipedia Since it becoming a industry standard, now it’s hard to see a computer without USB port on it. The usage of […]

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Linux mpstat Command - Reports Processors Related Statistics

Generally today computer is using multiple processors. Or maybe 1 physical processor with 4 cores inside. On server side, more processors or cores means more power. But the other side, application also more power consumption. You may find a situation when your cpu utilization is high but you feel that you don't running anything. On […]

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Linux whoami command - Knowing Who is Logged In

Generally, on your console you will find a username is printed on the command prompt. But in some shell such as csh, by default you will not see your username there. So this command particularly is used with the shell which don’t print the username on their shell. How do I run whoami To run […]

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Linux dmesg Command to Print or Control the Kernel Ring Buffer

Sometime we underestimate the existence of logs. For system administrator logs is important. From log, we can analyze what cause an error. Linux has dmesg or Display Messages. Why we need to know about dmesg? Let’s start to explore it. What is dmesg dmesg is a command that print kernel messages into your screen. What […]

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How to use Linux Netcat Command as Port Scanner

Hi linoxide readers! Today we will teach you how to perform port scanning with the TCP/IP Swiss Army Knife tool, netcat. What is Netcat? nc, also known as the TCP/IP swiss army knife is a feature rich network utility which can be used to read and write data to network connections using TCP or UDP. […]

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Linux w Command to See Who is Logged In And What Doing

As system Administrator, you must manage the users who logged in into your system. Allow them to do something, and restrict them do the rest. It’s a normal procedure for system Administrator. But you should not trust them 100% . People changed. Sometimes leak comes from inside, not from outside. To prevent that thing, you […]

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Linux cal and ncal Commands to Display Calender

Beside date command, Linux also has cal command to display calendar. As its name, cal just show you the calendar in many ways. There is also ncal command which have same function with cal. Let’s start. Run cal Cal is a built-in command which shipped in every Linux distribution. To run cal, just type cal […]

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Linux date command - Display and Set System Date and Time

Date on the operating system may only be considered as a timepiece. Especially on console mode, we do generally not see date as an important think. But for Administrator, this assumption is false. Do you know that a wrong date and time can make you can’t compile an application? Because date and time is important, […]

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Using Password Aging to Secure your Linux Access

Security is playing important role in computer networks. Since you can’t trust anyone in the network, you have to protect your server. Sometime security hole comes not from outside, but from inside. One of the example is the validity of username and password. As an System Administrator, you may understand that you have to manage […]

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Built in Audit Trail Tool - Last Command in Linux

If you are working as a server administrator, you may understand that you have to protect your server. Not only from the outside, but you have to protect it from the inside. Linux has one built-in command to see who is the last logged in user into your server. The command is last. This command […]

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How To Display And Set Hostname in Linux

With more and more computer connected to the network, computer need to have an attribute to make it different to each other. Same as human in the real world, computer also hava an attribute which named hostname. What is hostname From its manual page, hostname is used to display the system’s DNS name and to […]

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30 Linux TOP Command Usage Examples for Monitoring

The top command in Linux displays the running processes on the system. One of the most important tools for a system administrator. It is used extensively for monitoring the load on a server. In this article, we explore the top command in detail. The top command is an interactive command. Many commands are available when […]

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