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How to use the bc command: 2-Minute Linux Tip

In this Linux tip, learn how to use the bc command – it’s a command line calculator. You can use this command to easily solve equations.

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How to use the lsblk command: 2-Minute Linux Tip

In this episode of 2-Minute Linux Tips, learn the lsblk command. It provides information on block devices -- such as hard disks where you read and write one block of data at a time.

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How to use the chown command: 2-Minute Linux Tip

Learn how to use the chown command. It changes a file’s owner or both owner and group.

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How to use the chmod command: 2-Minute Linux Tips

Learn how to use the chmod command – the command for changing permissions on files. The only tricky part is understanding that there are two ways to represent file permissions.

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How to run command loops: Linux Tip

Being able to run command loops is one of the features of Linux that makes it easy to automate repetitive tasks. In this 2-minute Linux tip, learn about looping -- in scripts and on the command line.

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How to use the nmcli command: Linux Tip

Nmcli is a command-line tool for controlling NetworkManager and getting the status of network interfaces. Learn about using the command on this episode of 2-Minute Linux Tips.

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Linux tip: How to use the hostnamectl command

In this Linux tip, we look at the hostnamectl command. It’s a command that provides information on a particular system – including but not limited to its hostname – and even allows you to make some changes.

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Linux tip: How to use the pstree command

In this tip, we look at the pstree command. It allows you to get a listing of running processes that clearly indicates the relationship between them.

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Linux tip: Learn to use display release commands

In this tip, we look at commands that identify the version of Linux in use on a Linux system – the lsb_release and uname commands.

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Linux tip: Learn to use the shred command

In this Linux tip, we look at the shred command, which removes a file from a disk in a manner that is far more thorough than the rm (remove) command.

Leadership lessons from Linus Torvalds: 7 dos and 3 don'ts

You don't have to take a page out of his book to learn some valuable lessons from how Torvalds has managed the sprawling, self-selected, volunteer community of Linux developers—both the successes, and what led to his self-imposed...

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Linux tip: How to use the lsblk command

In today’s Linux tip, we’re going to look at the lsblk command, which provides useful information on block devices.

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Linux tip: How to use the apropos command

In today’s Linux tip, we look at the apropos command – a command that helps you locate and identify commands even when you can’t remember their names.

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Linux tip: How to use the dstat command

In today’s Linux tip, we’re going to look at the dstat command that provides important information on system resources — notably CPU usage, disk activity, network traffic, paging and system internals (interrupts and context switches)....

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Linux tip: How to use pipes

In today’s Linux tip, we’re going to look at pipes, which take the output of the command on the left side and pass it to the command on the right to use as input.

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Linux tip: How to use the od command

In today’s Linux tip, we’re going to look at the od command, which allows you to look at the content of files.

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Linux tip: How to use the find command

In today’s Linux tip, we look at the find command – a tool that will prove very useful when you’re trying to locate a file or set of files based on almost any criteria.

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2-Minute Linux Tip: How to use the top command

In today’s Linux tip, we’re going to look at top – a favorite tool for examining performance on a Linux system. Want to pinpoint why your Linux system is running slowly? Top can shed a lot of light on that.

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