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How to Share Files Between Linux and Windows

Many people today work on mixed networks, with both Linux and Windows systems playing important roles. Sharing files between the two can be critical at times and is surprisingly easy with the right tools. With fairly little effort, you can copy files from Windows to Linux or Linux to Windows. In...
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Manipulating Binary Data with Bash

Bash is known for admin utilities and text manipulation tools, but the venerable command shell included with most Linux systems also has some powerful commands for manipulating binary data. One of the most versatile scripting environments available on Linux is the Bash shell. The core...
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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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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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How to Connect Wi-Fi from Linux Terminal Using Nmcli Command

There are several command-line tools for managing a wireless network interface in Linux systems. A number of these can be used to simply view the wireless network interface status (whether it is up or down, or if it is connected to any network), such as iw, iwlist, ip, ifconfig and others. And some...
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Weekend Reading: Sysadmin 101

This series covers sysadmin basics. The first article explains how to approach alerting and on-call rotations as a sysadmin. In the second article, I discuss how to automate yourself out of a job, and in the third, I explain why and how you should use tickets. The fourth article covers some of the...
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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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Working with Calendars on Linux

Linux systems can provide more help with your schedule than just reminding you what day today is. You have a lot of options for displaying calendars — some that are likely to prove helpful and others that just might boggle your mind. date To begin, you probably know that you can show the current...
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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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