LINUX HOWTO

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

How to Measure Disk Performance using Fio in Linux

fio disk performance

Fio is a free and open source tool that can be used for benchmark and hardware verification. It supports lots of I/O engines including, libaio,sync, nmap, syslet, network, slice and many more. It also supports many distributions such as Linux, [...]

Hitesh Jethva 3:59 am

pdd - Tool to find Date and Time Difference in Linux Command Line

pdd calculate date time difference

In some occasions where you want to check by how many years someone older than you, how old you are (in days, years or months), the countdown to an event or the next flash sale. There is a python-based command [...]

Eyram Amedzor 11:33 am

"Take a Break" - Linux Tool to Force Users to Take Periodical Breaks

take a break tool

In this article, I will discuss one such application called take a break. As the name depicts, it forces users (gently) to take periodical breaks, to prevent spending too much time in one session. The application was created after a [...]

Pradip Sakhavala 10:25 am

How to Install php7 gd on Ubuntu 16.04

Install php7 gd ubuntu

In this tutorial, We will discuss how to install and verify php7 gd library on Ubuntu 16.04. PHP is used mainly in server-side application software along with various add-ons. PHP is a fundamentally Internet-aware system with built in libraries. GD [...]

Pradip Sakhavala 7:46 am

How to Install Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) Stack on Fedora 26

lamp fedora 26

Fedora 26 has been released on 11th July 2017 after alpha and beta release. If you have already installed Fedora 26 and preparing to install LAMP stack then this article will guide you to install LAMP stack on Fedora 26. [...]

Dwijadas Dey 9:36 am

mmwatch - Alternative Linux Watch Command which Print Rates

mmwatch tool

You should be conversant with the watch command, which allows you to repeat commands at certain intervals and monitor the changes. The mmwatch tool is an opensource command line tool from Cloudflare which lets you monitor a particular command and [...]

Eyram Amedzor 2:00 am

How to Install Spotify on Fedora 26

spotify fedora26

Spotify is a free music streaming service which offers additional premium content at a minimal subscription fee. It's a widely successful music service several million users and millions of songs at your fingertips. With Spotify, you can listen to your [...]

Eyram Amedzor 2:00 am

How to List Packages Having Updates Available in Linux

List number packages updates

In this article, I will show you how to list the number of package updates available for install from the command line on Linux systems. I have used following tools apt, apt-get, aptitude, yum, apt-check script and apticron to list updates. Using [...]

Sergej Kalenichenko 8:21 am

Heimdall - A Tool to Manage Vulnerable Packages on Linux & Unix Systems

heimdall vulnerability management

Heimdall is a tool to manage all the vulnerabilities that are found in the Linux distributions installed in your servers or desktops. The centralized heimdall server collects all the vulnerabilities data from client machines through heimdall agent. This agent that [...]

Dwijadas Dey 2:00 am

How to Show Progress Bar for Linux Commands

progress bar linux

Many Linux commands like dd, cp, rsync, and mv are progressive, but have no progress bars showing as they run. There is not built in way to check the progress of ongoing operations. In this article, we’ll look at certain [...]

Eyram Amedzor 2:00 am

Terminus - A Super Modern Terminal App for Linux

terminus terminal app

The terminal is the Linux tool which is mostly used and it sometimes appears as our default environment. We can need to tune it by modifying its appearance. So you can need to make it more attractive for you. On [...]

Alain Francois 2:00 am

3 Brilliant Open Source Command Line Address Book for Linux

linux terminal address book

Modern computer systems employ various tools for managing contacts in our address books. With the proliferation of social media applications, this complexity has increased considerably and lacks the greatest simplicity in style most Linux users adore. This article shows three [...]

Nyah Check 2:15 am

How to Install "ripgrep" Tool in Linux

install ripgrep linux

Ripgrep is a line oriented search tool which combines the usefulness of the silver searcher and the speed of GNU grep. It works by recursively searching the current directory path for a regex pattern ignoring hidden and binary files by default. It [...]

Nyah Check 3:00 am

How to Configure Streaming Replication on PostgreSQL Instances

PostgreSQL replication streaming

In this article, I will show you Postgresql installation and its streaming replication configuration of two PostgreSQL instances on different hosts. Our goal is to install Postgres 9.5 on master host and Postgres 9.5 on slave host, and configure streaming [...]

Sergej Kalenichenko 2:00 am