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Git
Learn essential open source skills from the Introduction to Open Source Development, Git, and Linux training course and sign up now to start your open source journey.

How to Work with Git and GitHub

Enterprises of all sizes are reporting dramatic and widening skills gaps in Linux and open source skills. Meanwhile, Linux tops the list as the most in-demand open source skill, according to the 2018 Open Source Jobs Report. In this article series, we are taking a closer look at one of the best new...
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search tools
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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Beginner's Guide: How To Install Ubuntu Linux 18.04

Two surprising things happened this year in my personal tech life. Dell's XPS 13 laptop became my daily driver, finally pulling me away from Apple's MacBook Pro. Then I ditched Windows 10 in favor of Ubuntu. Now I've gone down the Linux rabbit hole and become fascinated with the wealth of open...
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Writing in English for an international audience takes work; here are some handy tips to remember.

5 Tips to Improve Technical Writing for an International Audience

Learn how to write for an international audience in this article from our archives. Writing in English for an international audience does not necessarily put native English speakers in a better position. On the contrary, they tend to forget that the document's language might not be the first...
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Using Git
Jack Wallen walks you through the basics of getting Git up and running and using it with GitHub.

An Introduction to Using Git

If you’re a developer, then you know your way around development tools. You’ve spent years studying one or more programming languages and have perfected your skills. You can develop with GUI tools or from the command line. On your own, nothing can stop you. You code as if your mind and your fingers...
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When a problem arises on your system, the first thing to do is to view the logs. Jack Wallen shows how.

Viewing Linux Logs from the Command Line

Learn how to easily check Linux logs in this article from our archives. At some point in your career as a Linux administrator, you are going to have to view log files. After all, they are there for one very important reason...to help you troubleshoot an issue. In fact, every seasoned administrator...
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Linux Fu: The Great Power of make

Over the years, Linux (well, the operating system that is commonly known as Linux which is the Linux kernel and the GNU tools) has become much more complicated than its Unix roots. That’s inevitable, of course. However, it means old-timers get to slowly grow into new features while new people have...
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Comparing Files and Directories with the diff and comm Linux Commands

There are a number of ways to compare files and directories on Linux systems. The diff, colordiff, and wdiff commands are just a sampling of commands that you're likely to run into. Another is comm. The command (think "common") lets you compare files in side-by-side columns the contents of...
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You Don't Know Bash: An Introduction to Bash Arrays

Although software engineers regularly use the command line for many aspects of development, arrays are likely one of the more obscure features of the command line (although not as obscure as the regex operator =~). But obscurity and questionable syntax aside, Bash arrays can be very powerful. Wait...
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Copying and Renaming Files on Linux

Linux users have for many decades been using simple cp and mv commands to copy and rename files. These commands are some of the first that most of us learned and are used every day by possibly millions of people. But there are other techniques, handy variations, and another command for renaming...
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