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Old school Linux tips

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Some times you just have to pull some tricks out of the vault. These tips can be timeless, classic, or just retro. But generally speaking they still apply to users today. I’m not talking about how to backup to a tape drive, or using punch cards to create a program. I’m talking about tangible tips and tricks that users can really use. Naturally, since these are mostly old school tips, they are going to be command line tips.

Why?

Why continue to break out more command line tips? Simple. Although it is very possible to get through the day (maybe even your entire Linux lifetime) without dropping to the command line, there are times when the command line is the best tool for the job. And knowing the command line in Linux is knowing power. So…let’s put some power at our fingertips.

Uptime

I had a friend once that had a Linux box with an uptime of over three years. THREE YEARS!

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