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50 ways to impress your geeky linux friends

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Our own Geek Queen Blair Mathis is back with 50 ways to increase your Linux knowledge and help you along the way to true geekdom.

1. watch terminal star wars
To start this article off right, no Linux user can claim the status of geekhood unless they've seen Star Wars ASCII-style. To watch a fascinating version of Star Wars via the Terminal, type:

telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

...and press ENTER.

2. kill a process
It's an embarrassing situation to have a browser fail to open due to the "process is already running" error, only to discover you've no idea how to kill that process (or any others, for that matter). To kill a process, open the Terminal and type:

ps aux

...and scroll through until you find the process you need to kill. The beginning of the data line will have a process ID number. Locate that number and type:
sudo kill -9 processID

...replacing processID with the actual number. Voila! Process terminated.

3. View Latest Log Messages

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