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Understanding Linux filesystems: ext4 and Beyond

The majority of modern Linux distributions default to the ext4 filesystem, just as previous Linux distributions defaulted to ext3, ext2, and—if you go back far enough—ext. If you're new to Linux—or to filesystems—you might wonder what ext4 brings to the table that ext3 didn't. You might also wonder...
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The fc Command Tutorial With Examples For Beginners

The fc command, short for fix commands, is a shell built-in command used to list, edit and re-execute the most recently entered commands in to an interactive shell. You can edit the recently entered commands in your favorite editor and run them without having to retype the entire commands. This...
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10 Commands Every Linux User Should Know

You may think you're new to Linux, but you're really not. There are 3.74 billion global internet users, and all of them use Linux in some way since Linux servers power 90% of the internet. Most modern routers run Linux or Unix, and the TOP500 supercomputers also rely on Linux. If you own an Android...
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Linux od Command Tutorial for Beginners (6 Examples)

There may be times when while working on the Linux command line, you might want to display/convert content in a file in/to a form other than its original form, like decimal or octal. Gladly, there's an inbuilt command line tool that you can use in situations like these. It's called od, and in this...
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Reviewing Logins on Linux

The last command provides an easy way to review recent logins on a Linux system. It also has some useful options –- such as looking for logins for one particular user or looking for logins in an older wtmp file. The last command with no arguments will easily show you all recent logins. It pulls the...
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Namib Linux
Namib Linux makes installing and using Arch Linux as simple as can be.

Namib Linux Makes Arch Linux a Dream for New Users

Let’s not mince words here. Arch Linux is a challenge to install. If it weren’t, we wouldn’t have so many distributions, such as Anarchy, which we covered previously, claiming to make Arch accessible for any user. Some of those distributions succeed and some fall flat. But few do as remarkable (...
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How to Make Your First Upstream Kubernetes Contribution

One of the best ways to join an open source community is to make a contribution, and this article is here to help your first contribution be a successful one. Communicate Join the Kubernetes Slack. Kubernetes is a growing community, which means we're still figuring out how to document everything,...
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SystemRescueCd

If you accidentally delete data or format a disk, good advice can be expensive. Or maybe not: You can undo many data losses with SystemRescueCd. The price for mass storage devices of all types has been falling steadily in recent years, with a simultaneous increase in capacity. As a result, users...
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Endless OS Helps Tear Down Linux Wall

The Endless OS community's goal is to build a global platform for digital literacy. Its EOS Shell desktop is a big factor in making this universal computing platform work. It eliminates the technology barrier that often inhibits Linux newcomers. Although it looks and feels a lot like an Android...
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Learn how to perform tasks like mounting USB drives and manipulating files in this WSL tutorial. (Image courtesy: Microsoft)

How to Use WSL Like a Linux Pro

In the previous tutorial, we learned about setting up WSL on your Windows 10 system. You can perform a lot of Linux command like tasks in Windows 10 using WSL. Many sysadmin tasks are done inside a terminal, whether it’s a Linux based system or macOS. Windows 10, however, lacks such capabilities....
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