Linux Commands

6 Commands to Clear Linux Terminal

clear linux terminal

Sometimes, as you go about running commands on a Linux terminal, you may feel that the terminal is somewhat 'filled up' with commands and outputs of those commands. Therefore, you may want to clear the terminal to declutter it and [...]

Jamie Arthur 2:16 am

How to Find Packages Owns Specific File on Ubuntu

Find packages owns specific file

This guide is meant to help you identify a package that owns/provides a specific file on your Ubuntu system. All commands on this article have been tested on Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop and Server edition. Sometimes it is [...]

Josphat Mutai 1:13 am

14 tcpdump Commands to Capture Network Traffic in Linux

tcpdump linux commands

Tcpdump is a network troubleshooting command which is also known as a packet sniffer is used to capture and display packets from a network. tcpdump allows users to capture and display TCP/IP and other packets being transmitted or received over the network to [...]

Alain Francois 1:20 am

16 Tar Commands to Compress and Extract Files in Linux

tar compress extract linux

Tar is a command line tool used to create and manipulate archive files in Linux and Unix systems. Tar can extract from tar, pax, cpio, zip, jar, ar, and ISO 9660 cdrom images and can create respective archives. Below is [...]

Josphat Mutai 1:02 am

How to Limit Process at User Level on Linux

limit process user linux

Ulimit, as the name signifies, is the user resource limits defined by users for their respective processes. It provides control over the resources available to the shell and to processes started by it, on systems that allow such control. That [...]

Alain Francois 2:00 am

How to Upgrade Individual Packages in Ubuntu/CentOS

upgrade specific package linux

In this article, we'll dive deep and see how we can upgrade specific packages in Ubuntu/CentOS distributions. Once in a while, you may be required to upgrade certain packages and leave others in their default versions. One reason for this [...]

Jamie Arthur 12:05 am

How to Create and Remove alias in Linux

create remove alias linux

Aliases are very useful when it comes to fast working in Linux. We can use alias to run a long or hard remember command with a simple word. There are two types of aliases – temporary and permanent. In this [...]

Hayk Gevorgyan 3:05 am

Dutree – Command Line Disk Usage Analysis Tool on Linux

dutree disk usage tool linux

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 Check Execution Time of a Process in Linux

linux process execution time

Have you been wondering how you can find an execution time of a process in Linux or Unix system?. This guide will show you a number of tools which comes in handy when trying to find execution time of a [...]

Josphat Mutai 2:12 am

How to Split Large Text File into Smaller Files in Linux

Split large File smaller linux

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 Enable or Disable Services in Ubuntu Systemd/Upstart

disable enable ubuntu services

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

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

linux truncate command

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

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