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The Linux Command-Line Cheat Sheet

When coming up to speed as a Linux user, it helps to have a cheat sheet that can help introduce you to some of the more useful commands. In the tables below, you’ll find sets of commands with simple explanations and usage examples that might help you or Linux users you support become more...
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ampersand
This tutorial takes a closer look at the ampersand (&) and the various ways it can be used at the command line.

And, Ampersand, and & in Linux

Take a look at the tools covered in the three previous articles, and you will see that understanding the glue that joins them together is as important as recognizing the tools themselves. Indeed, tools tend to be simple, and understanding what mkdir, touch, and find do (make a new directory, update...
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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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Outlaw Shellbot Infects Linux Servers to Mine for Monero

The Outlaw group is conducting an active campaign which is targeting Linux systems in cryptocurrency mining attacks. On Tuesday, the JASK Special Ops research team disclosed additional details (.PDF) of the attack wave which appears to focus on seizing infrastructure resources to support illicit...
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Exploiting systemd-journald: Part 1

This is part one in a multipart series (read Part 2 here) on exploiting two vulnerabilities in systemd-journald, which were published by Qualys on January 9th. Specifically, the vulnerabilities were: a user-influenced size passed to alloca(), allowing manipulation of the stack pointer (CVE-2018-...
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Getting Started with Git: Terminology 101

Version control is an important tool for anyone looking to track their changes these days. It's especially helpful for programmers, sysadmins, and site reliability engineers (SREs) alike. The promise of recovering from mistakes to a known good state is a huge win and a touch friendlier than the...
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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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Get Started with Budgie Desktop, a Linux Environment

Configure your desktop as you want with Budgie, the 18th in our series on open source tools that will make you more productive in 2019. Budgie Desktop There are many, many desktop environments for Linux. From the easy to use and graphically stunning GNOME desktop (default on most major Linux...
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Deepin Linux
Jack Wallen presents five Linux distributions that will make new users feel instantly at home.

Top 5 Linux Distributions for New Users

Linux has come a long way from its original offering. But, no matter how often you hear how easy Linux is now, there are still skeptics. To back up this claim, the desktop must be simple enough for those unfamiliar with Linux to be able to make use of it. And, the truth is that plenty of desktop...
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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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