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vim
Carla Schroder shows how to create custom keystrokes, perform text searches, and do other useful things with vim.

Vim Shortcuts and Text Searches

In our previous Vim how-to, An Introduction to Vim for Sysadmins, we learned enough about using Vim to bang around in short text files and get something done. Now we're moving on to some of Vim's excellent power tools: abbreviations (autotext), mapping hotkeys, and text searches. Abbreviations Vim'...
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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

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 make searching your directory hierarchy a breeze. But what about the...
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hard drive
This tutorial shows how to use "parted" to format a USB flash drive. The procedure can be used on any storage device, external or internal.

How to Format Storage Devices in Linux

Managing storage devices -- whether they are internal hard drives, SSDs, PCIe SSDs, or external USB devices -- is always a tricky task. With a tiny mistake, you may lose data or wrongly format your drive in a way that can lead to data corruption. In this article, I will talk about some of the...
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Litebook Launches $249 Linux Laptop

A company called Litebook has released a new Linux laptop that is priced to compete with Chromebooks -- if not as cheap as the $89 Pinebook. That's because the Pinebook is bare-boned when it comes to specs, using an ARM CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of built-in storage. The Litebook, on the other hand...
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Raspberry PIXEL
Experience the flavor of Raspberry PIXEL on your desktop with this easy guide.

Try the Raspberry PIXEL Platform on Your Desktop

Anyone familiar with Linux likely has some knowledge of the Raspberry Pi. That may not necessarily equate to having experienced one of the greatest embedded platforms on the planet. If you’re unfamiliar with the Pi, let me introduce you. The tagline for the Raspberry Pi is Teach, learn, and make...
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Chromebook tutorial
Learn how to get the best of both worlds and run your favorite Linux distro and Chrome OS side by side in this step-by-step guide.

How to Install Debian, Ubuntu, or Kali Linux on Your Chromebook

Chromebooks are steadily gaining market share. With the arrival of Android apps to the platform, Chromebooks have become an ideal platform for a very large user-base, and Chrome OS is a very important piece of technology in the current consumer space. However, if you are a Linux user, you may need...
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data recovery
Time is of the essence when rescuing your files from a dying hard drive.

GNU ddrescue – The Best Damaged Drive Rescue

When you rescue your data from a dying hard drive, time is of the essence. The longer it takes to copy your data, the more you risk losing. GNU ddrescue is the premium tool for copying dying hard drives, and any block device such as CDs, DVDs, USB sticks, Compact Flash, SD cards -- anything that is...
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Most Useful Linux Command Line Tricks

We use many Linux command lines every day. We know some tricks from the web, but if we don't practice them, we may forget them. I've decided to make a list of tips and tricks that you may have forgotten or that may be entirely new to you. Display Output as a Table Sometimes, when you see the output...
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scp tutorial
This tutorial shows how to use scp (secure copy command), which encrypts transferred files.

How to Securely Transfer Files Between Servers with scp

If you run a live or home server, moving files between local machines or two remote machines is a basic requirement. There are many ways to achieve that. In this article, we talk about scp (secure copy command) that encrypts the transferred file and password so no one can snoop. With scp you don’t...
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30 Examples For Awk Command In Text Processing

On the previous post we’ve talked about sed Linux command and we’ve seen many examples of using it in text processing and how it is good in this, nobody can deny that sed is very handy tool but it has some limitations, sometimes you need a more advanced tool for manipulating data, one that provides...
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