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Back to Basics: Sort and Uniq

Learn the fundamentals of sorting and de-duplicating text on the command line. If you've been using the command line for a long time, it's easy to take the commands you use every day for granted. But, if you're new to the Linux command line, there are several commands that make your life easier...
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migration
This series provides an overview of fundamentals to help you make the move to Linux; here we cover some common settings you’ll use on your desktop Linux system.

Migrating to Linux: Network and System Settings

Learn how to transition to Linux in this tutorial series from our archives. In this series, we provide an overview of fundamentals to help you successfully make the transition to Linux from another operating system. If you missed the earlier articles in the series, you can find them here: Part 1 -...
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terminals
Jack looks at four different terminal emulators -- that not only get the job done but also add a little fun.

4 Unique Terminal Emulators for Linux

Let’s face it, if you’re a Linux administrator, you’re going to work with the command line. To do that, you’ll be using a terminal emulator. Most likely, your distribution of choice came pre-installed with a default terminal emulator that gets the job done. But this is Linux, so you have a wealth...
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How to Bring Good Fortune to Your Linux Terminal

It's December, and if you haven't found a tech advent calendar that sparks your fancy yet, well, maybe this one will do the trick. Every day, from now to the 24th, we're bringing you a different Linux command-line toy. What's a command-line toy, you ask? It could be a game or any simple diversion...
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find
The find command can do much more than simple searches; take it to the next level this tutorial from Paul Brown.

Beyond Finding Stuff with the Linux find Command

Continuing the quest to become a command-line power user, in this installment, we will be taking on the find command. Jack Wallen already covered the basics of find in an article published recently here on Linux.com. If you are completely unfamiliar with find, please read that article first to come...
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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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A Look at Fundamental Linux sed Commands

Linux administrators who want to modify files without overwriting the original have many options, but one of the most efficient tools is the stream editor -- or sed. The stream editor is a default part of most Linux distributions. It enables you to perform text file manipulations in the operating...
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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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A SysAdmin's Guide to Network Management

If you're a sysadmin, your daily tasks include managing servers and the data center's network. The following Linux utilities and commands—from basic to advanced—will help make network management easier. In several of these commands, you'll see <fqdn>, which stands for "fully qualified domain...
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Linux Shutdown Command

In this tutorial, we will show you how to use the shutdown utility through practical examples and detailed explanations of the most common shutdown options. The shutdown command brings the system down in a secure way. When the shutdown is initiated, all logged-in users and processes are notified...
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