LINUX HOWTO

You can find some interesting articles & guides on Linux based softwares here.

How to Split Large Text File into Smaller Files in Linux

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Linux has several utilities for breaking down large files into small files. Split and csplit are two of the popular commands which are used for this purpose. These utilities will help to break down big log files and even archive [...]

Saheetha Shameer 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

How to Enable or Disable Services in Ubuntu Systemd/Upstart

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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

fkill - Interactive Tool to Kill Processes in Linux

fkill Interactive tool kill processes

In this guide, I'll demonstrate how you can use fkill-cli to easily kill a process on Linux. fkill-cli is a command line tool written in Nodejs which makes process management on Linux, macOS, and Windows simpler. It provides a guided way [...]

Josphat Mutai 12:47 am

netctl - Setup Wifi and Static IP on Arch Linux

netctl wifi static ip arch linux

This guide will concentrate on how to setup wifi on Arch Linux using netctl command line tool. Netctl is a CLI-based tool used to configure and manage network connections via profiles on Arch Linux. This command should be provided by the base packages [...]

Josphat Mutai 12:05 am

How to Use Truncate Command in Linux

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Welcome to our guide on how to use Truncate Command in Linux. The Linux truncate command is often used to shrink or extend the size of each FILE to the specified size. The final size of the file depends on [...]

Josphat Mutai 12:05 am

How to Update and Install Latest Chrome in Linux/Ubuntu

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In this guide, I'm going to show you how to Install the latest Chrome and run it from Terminal on Ubuntu Linux. If you are open source fan, use Chromium which is the open source version of proprietary Google Chrome [...]

Josphat Mutai 12:05 am

2 Ways to Limit CPU Usage of a Process in Linux

Limit CPU Usage Process Linux

While administering your Linux system you need to limit the CPU usage of a process because it can consume more CPU usage and affects the performance of the whole system. This tutorial I will show how you can control CPU time [...]

Alain Francois 12:05 am

How to Install and Use Pacaur on Arch Linux

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In this guide, we're going to look at the installation and usage of Pacaur on Arch Linux. Pacaur is an AUR helper which aims at minimizing user prompts and interactions. It works with both official Arch repositories and AUR.  If [...]

Josphat Mutai 12:05 am

How to Show Installed Package Size on Ubuntu/Debian

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In this guide, I'll take you through the steps to show installed package size on Ubuntu/Debian Linux systems. This can be important when doing space audit trying to find packages using occupying large space on your system. The Ubuntu / [...]

Josphat Mutai 12:05 am

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

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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 Remove Orphaned Packages on Ubuntu

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On Linux systems, the installation of some packages depends on others packages or libraries in order to work properly. For example, if you want to install a package named "mypackage", you need to its depended libraries. Later if you uninstall "mypackage", [...]

Alain Francois 12:05 am

How to Remind Unplug a Charging Laptop on Arch Linux

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You are always worried about over-charging your laptop when too busy on projects that you can't keep checking battery percentage?. It is always recommended to keep battery power between 40% and 80% to prolong its lifespan. There is no sure solution available to help [...]

Josphat Mutai 12:34 am

How to Exclude Specific Packages from Yum Update

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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