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A Beginners Guide To Cron Jobs

Cron is one of the most useful utility that you can find in any Unix-like operating system. It is used to schedule commands at a specific time. These scheduled commands or tasks are known as “Cron Jobs”. Cron is generally used for running scheduled backups, monitoring disk space, deleting files (...
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What Do High School Students Know or Understand about Open Source Software?

Only 20 years after the label "Open Source" was coined, the entire tech ecosystem has embraced its values of sharing, collaboration and freedom. Although Open Source Software is pervasive to our everyday life, does everyone and especially the younger generation realize how to leverage it? Last...
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How to Synchronize Time with NTP in Linux

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a protocol used to synchronize computer system clock automatically over a networks. The machine can have the system clock use Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) rather than local time. The most common method to sync system time over a network in Linux desktops or...
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How to Upgrade to Ubuntu Linux 18.04

Soon, Ubuntu 18.04, aka the Bionic Beaver, and Canonical's next long-term support version of its popular Linux distribution will be out. That means it's about time to consider how to upgrade to the latest and greatest Ubuntu Linux. First, keep in mind that this Ubuntu will not look or feel like the...
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How to Do Math on the Linux Command Line

Can you do math on the Linux command line? You sure can! In fact, there are quite a few commands that can make the process easy and some you might even find interesting. Let's look at some very useful commands and syntax for command line math. expr First and probably the most obvious and commonly...
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This tutorial will help you get up to speed on the Linux filesystem.

The Linux Filesystem Explained

Back in 1996 I learned how to install software on my spanking new Linux before really understanding the topography of the filesystem. This turned out to be a problem, not so much for programs, because they would just magically work even though I hadn't a clue of where the actual executable files...
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Finding What You’re Looking for on Linux

It isn’t hard to find what you’re looking for on a Linux system — a file or a command — but there are a lot of ways to go looking. 7 commands to find Linux files find The most obvious is undoubtedly the find command, and find has become easier to use than it was years ago. It used to require a...
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Submitting my First Patch to the Linux Kernel

I started using Linux three years ago while attending university, and I was fascinated to discover a different desktop environment. My professor introduced me to the Ubuntu operating system, and I decided to dual-boot it along with Windows on my laptop the same day. Within three months, I had...
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Tig – A Command Line Browser for Git Repositories

In a recent article, we’ve described how to install and use GRV tool for viewing Git repositories in Linux terminal. In this article, we would like to introduce to you another useful command-line based interface to git called Tig. Tig is a free open source, cross platform ncurses-based text-mode...
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Make your First Contribution to an Open Source Project

In this article, I'll provide a checklist of beginner-friendly features and some tips to make your first open source contribution easy. Understand the product Before contributing to a project, you should understand how it works. To understand it, you need to try it for yourself. If you find the...
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