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Learn to Use curl Command with Examples

Curl command is used to transfer files to and from a server, it supports a number of protocols like HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, DICT, FILE, GOPHER, LDAP, LDAPS, POP3, POP3S, RTMP, RTSP, SCP, SFTP, SMB, SMBS, SMTP, SMTPS, TELNET and TFTP etc. Curl also supports a lot of features like proxy...
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Linux Fu: Easier File Watching

In an earlier installment of Linux Fu, I mentioned how you can use inotifywait to efficiently watch for file system changes. The comments had a lot of alternative ways to do the same job, which is great. But there was one very easy-to-use tool that didn’t show up, so I wanted to talk about it. That...
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Zipping Files on Linux: The Many Variations and How to Use Them

Some of us have been zipping files on Unix and Linux systems for many decades — to save some disk space and package files together for archiving. Even so, there are some interesting variations on zipping that not all of us have tried. So, in this post, we’re going to look at standard zipping and...
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Using more to View Text Files at the Linux Command Line

There are a number of utilities that enable you to view text files when you're at the command line. One of them is more. more is similar to another tool I wrote about called less. The main difference is that more only allows you to move forward in a file. While that may seem limiting, it has some...
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We continue our tour of the many uses of angle brackets in this tutorial.

More About Angle Brackets in Bash

In the previous article, we introduced the subject of angle brackets (< >) and demonstrated some of their uses. Here, we'll look at the topic from a few more angles. Let's dive right in. You can use < to trick a tool into believing the output of a command is data from a file. Let's say you...
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Bash's Built-in printf Function

Even if you're already familiar with the printf command, if you got your information via "man printf" you may be missing a couple of useful features that are provided by bash's built-in version of the standard printf(1) command. If you didn't know bash had its own version of printf, then you didn't...
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Paul Brown provides a tour of angle brackets in this tutorial for beginners.

Understanding Angle Brackets in Bash

Bash provides many important built-in commands, like ls, cd, and mv, as well as regular tools such as grep, awk, and sed. But, it is equally important to know the punctuation marks -- the glue in the shape of dots, commas, brackets. and quotes -- that allow you to transform and push data from one...
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Learn how to use the ss command to gain information about your Linux machine and see what's going on with network connections.

An Introduction to the ss Command

Learn how to get network information using the ss command in this tutorial from the archives. Linux includes a fairly massive array of tools available to meet almost every need. From development to security to productivity to administration…if you have to get it done, Linux is there to serve. One...
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Paul Brown explains the various meanings and uses of the humble dot for Linux shell commands.

Linux Tools: The Meaning of Dot

Let's face it: writing one-liners and scripts using shell commands can be confusing. Many of the names of the tools at your disposal are far from obvious in terms of what they do (grep, tee and awk, anyone?) and, when you combine two or more, the resulting "sentence" looks like some kind of alien...
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Linux timeout Command Explained for Beginners (with Examples)

Sometimes, when you execute a command in Linux, you might want to run it for a set amount of time. There exists a command line utility - timeout - that's specifically developed for this purpose. In this article, we will discuss the basics of this command using some easy to understand examples. But...
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