Command Line: File Management Advanced file management

Nov 26, 2012

Once you’ve mastered the everyday commands for manipulating files, you might want to do more. We show you some powerful commands for advanced file management.

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Command Line – Killing Processes Shutting down applications and systems

Oct 26, 2012

Linux offers a variety of tools for shutting down systems and processes. We describe some important commands.

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Command Line: Mounting Devices Readying devices for use

Sep 21, 2012

We show you how to add devices to and remove them from your system while keeping it stable and secure.

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Charly's Column: GeoIP Lookup The sys admin’s daily grind – GeoIP lookup

Aug 23, 2012

The global village is big enough to want to find out where your friend and enemies have set up camp. Charly offers a quick IP-based introduction to geography.

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Command Line: More Secure Passwords Improving account passwords

Jul 24, 2012

Even with encrypted drives, account passwords remain one of the prime security methods for any Linux system. With a little knowledge of the available commands and their options, you can make your account passwords more secure.

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Command Line: Wodim Burning with wodim

Jun 21, 2012

Wodim works behind the scenes in popular CD/ DVD-burning software, but it’s even more powerful at the command line.

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Fabric Python Library Stitching together a crazy sys admin world with Python

Jun 21, 2012

The Fabric Python library makes it extremely easy to create repeatable scripts of commands over SSH to any number of servers.

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Command Line: Vim Outliner Vim Outliner orders your thoughts

May 29, 2012

If you need to outline an essay, make a list, or write something highly structured like a CSS file for a website, then look no further than the command line, especially if you’re already comfortable with the Vim text editor.

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