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17 Fun Linux Commands to Run in the Terminal

The terminal is a very powerful tool, and it’s probably the most interesting part in Unix. Among the plethora of useful commands and scripts you can use, some seem less practical, if not completely useless. Here are some Bash commands that are fun, and some of them are useful as well. Oneko This...
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Normalizing Filenames and Data with Bash

URLify: convert letter sequences into safe URLs with hex equivalents. This is my 155th column. That means I've been writing for Linux Journal for: $ echo "155/12" | bc 12 No, wait, that's not right. Let's try that again: $ echo "scale=2;155/12" | bc 12.91 Yeah, that many years. Almost 13...
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Get up to speed with the find command so you can locate files on your Linux servers and desktops without need of a GUI.

How to Search for Files from the Linux Command Line

Learn how to use the find command in this tutorial from our archives. It goes without saying that every good Linux desktop environment offers the ability to search your file system for files and folders. If your default desktop doesn’t -- because this is Linux -- you can always install an app to...
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An Introduction to Ansible Operators in Kubernetes

For years, Ansible has been a go-to choice for infrastructure automation. As Kubernetes adoption has skyrocketed, Ansible has continued to shine in the emerging container orchestration ecosystem. Ansible fits naturally into a Kubernetes workflow, using YAML to describe the desired state of the...
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39 No Frills Keyboard Shortcuts Every Developer Should Follow

What used to be 27 is now 39 - Due to all the great comments, I've amended the list to add a few more suggestions, thanks to all that contributed. Shortcuts are the most productive thing that a developer can add to their repertoire that will aid them through their entire career. Learning how to use...
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Trouble Finding Qualified Techies? Retrain the Ones You've Got

IT hiring managers struggling to fill skill gaps may be overlooking a natural source of talent: their existing employees who can be strategically trained in hard-to-find skill sets. As the complexity of in-demand technical skills increases, the size of the available applicant pool shrinks...
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Learn to Work with the Linux Command Line

Open source software isn’t just proliferating within technology infrastructures around the world, it is also creating profound opportunities for people with relevant skills. Organizations of all sizes have reported widening skills gaps in this area. Linux tops the list as the most in-demand open...
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What Operations Professionals Need to Know to Fuel Career Advancement

O’Reilly conducted a recent survey[1] of operations professionals, and the results offer useful information and insights to empower your career planning.  Scripting languages are the most popular programming languages among respondents, with Bash being the most used (66% of respondents), followed...
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Cloud Native DevOps: Four Horsemen of the Operations Apocalypse

Co-founder of RunDeck, Damon Edwards kicked off his London DevOpsDaystalk with a familiar and painful story, about an unnamed organization that took on the latest technologies — the cloud, Docker, microservices, Kubernetes — only to scramble in the complexity when something breaks. First, a bridge...
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Docker Logs - How to Use Options, Tail and Grep to Debug Effectively

When developing applications based on Docker, being able to find specific information in the logs and save this data to file can speed up the troubleshooting and debugging process. Here are some tips on using log options, tail and grep to find what you are looking for in docker containers’ log data...
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