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12 Best Web Browsers for Ubuntu

Friday 14th of June 2019 11:33:34 AM

Selecting the best web browsers for Ubuntu largely depends on your personal needs, but usually, browsers are used for accessing/browsing websites. In this article, we will look under the hood and highlight some of the best web browsers for Ubuntu. 1) [...]

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How to Fix 'add-apt-repository command not found' on Ubuntu & Debian

Thursday 6th of June 2019 02:00:33 AM

In some cases on Linux Mint, Linux Lite, Zorin OS, elementary OS and other Ubuntu based distros, as well as Ubuntu and Debian, you’ll see the error that add-apt-repository command is missing. $ sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found This tutorial [...]

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StickyBit, SUID and SGID in Linux with Examples

Wednesday 5th of June 2019 01:00:03 AM

In this article, we explain special permissions that work on files and directories named as Stickybit, SUID and SGID. The sticky bit works on directories only. If a user wants to create or delete a file/directory in some directory, he [...]

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How to List Cron Jobs in Linux

Wednesday 29th of May 2019 05:00:31 AM

For linux to automatically perform tasks that you would otherwise have to perform yourself, such as running scripts and executing specific commands, we use a tool called cron. On Linux systems, the cron utility is the preferred way to automate [...]

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How to Get Size of Directory in Linux

Tuesday 21st of May 2019 01:50:18 PM

In this article, we focus on how you can check the size of Directory on Linux Systems. This we are going to achieve using the command line interface. The command used to retrieve the file sizes is the  du  command, short [...]

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How to Rename Files in Linux

Tuesday 14th of May 2019 09:09:54 AM

Renaming files in Linux is one of the easiest tasks that you can accomplish straight from the command line. There are quite a few ways you can achieve this and in this guide, I will take you through how you [...]

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How to Find/Change Ubuntu Default Root Password

Tuesday 7th of May 2019 01:30:34 PM

Before I explain how to change the default password, its good to know about "Root SuperUser" and "sudo user" in Linux. In any Linux, as also in any Ubuntu version, there is a SuperUser named root, the Windows equivalent of [...]

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Ansible Interview Questions & Answers for Devops

Tuesday 23rd of April 2019 04:50:53 PM

In this guide, we're going to look at Ansible Interview Questions & Answers for DevOps Engineers. This is intended to help you prepare for Ansible Devops Interview and also review your skills. Over the past one year, Ansible adoption has been massive. [...]

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How to Use Curl Command with Examples

Wednesday 17th of April 2019 05:49:14 PM

Back in the mid-1990’s a Swedish programmer named Daniel Stenberg started a project that eventually became what we know as curl today. curl is a command line tool to transfer data to or from a server, using any of the supported [...]

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How to Delete Files and Directories in Linux

Tuesday 9th of April 2019 06:32:30 PM

You may, in some cases, need to delete directories and files that you do not need to free up space on your hard drive. In this brief tutorial, you will learn how to delete files and directories in Linux. To [...]

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How to Read a Filename with Spaces in Linux

Tuesday 2nd of April 2019 04:52:03 PM

It's not very common in Linux to handle filename with spaces but sometimes files copied or mounted from windows would end up with spaces. While it is not recommended to have file names with spaces, let discuss how to manage filename [...]

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How to Install Terraform on CentOS 7/Ubuntu 18.04

Tuesday 26th of March 2019 12:05:57 AM

Terraform is a software which allows you to manage cloud infrastructure resources from code efficiently. You can use Terraform to build, change, and version infrastructure deployed on proprietary cloud providers or your own infrastructure on premises. It supports cloud service [...]

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How to Extract tar xz File in Linux

Tuesday 19th of March 2019 11:49:39 PM

In this brief guide, we will look at how you can compress and extract tar xz tarball files/directories with a .tar.xz file extension in Linux. The xz format is a single-file compression format that is based on the LZMA2 algorithm. It [...]

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How to List Services in Linux

Tuesday 12th of March 2019 12:19:49 PM

In this article, I will show you how to list all running services on Linux. We will also check how to check the status of a service on a systemd system. Let's learn different commands used to list services on Centos/RHEL 7.x. [...]

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How to Time a Command in Linux

Tuesday 5th of March 2019 11:39:36 PM

If you want to be a good Linux administrator, therefore you should know time command. It is used to determine how long a given command takes to run. It is useful for testing the performance of your scripts and commands (ie [...]

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What are the Different Text Editors for Ubuntu

Tuesday 26th of February 2019 12:14:53 PM

A myriad of text editors are available for Ubuntu, and if you use them well, you may as well join the expert group of Linux code developers. In the article, we will look at some of the best text editors [...]

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10 Excellent Free Mind Mapping Software for Linux Users

Mind maps are diagrams used to organize information visually in hierarchical ways that show relationships among the elements that make up the map. Drawing mind maps have been proven to be highly effective for getting information in and out of the brain especially when combined with logical note-taking that typically details or summarizes the roles of the map’s components along the way. There are various mind mapping software out there ranging from free to paid to open source options. Today, my job is to list the best mind mapping software available to users for free. They are all modern, easy enough to use, and offer sufficient consumer support. Read more

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Filesystem Hierarchy Standard

If you are new to the Linux command line, you may find yourself wondering why there are so many unusual directories, what they are there for, and why things are organized the way they are. In fact, if you aren't accustomed to how Linux organizes files, the directories can seem downright arbitrary with odd truncated names and, in many cases, redundant names. It turns out there's a method to this madness based on decades of UNIX convention, and in this article, I provide an introduction to the Linux directory structure. Although each Linux distribution has its own quirks, the majority conform (for the most part) with the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS). The FHS project began in 1993, and the goal was to come to a consensus on how directories should be organized and which files should be stored where, so that distributions could have a single reference point from which to work. A lot of decisions about directory structure were based on traditional UNIX directory structures with a focus on servers and with an assumption that disk space was at a premium, so machines likely would have multiple hard drives. Read more