Workspace: Command-Line Tools Command-line productivity toolsApr 01, 2009
Read email, use your calendar, and check RSS feeds faster than you can say, "Ooooo, pretty."more »
Command Line: Archives Compressed text filesMar 29, 2009
Gzip and bzip2 not only compress files, they also provide lean and powerful tools for viewing, searching, and comparing text files.more »
Command Line: Searching Logfiles Searching logfiles with tail, grep, and companyMar 24, 2009
If your hardware or software goes on strike, or the graphical system or your Internet connection fail, checking the logfiles can often be a big help. In this month’s column, we will look at the command-line tools that can help you scour the depths of these critical files.more »
The GNU Project's Bourne Again Shell (bash) is now in its fourth major version, which provides numerous enhancements.more »
MLN Administering virtual machines with MLNJan 01, 2009
This simple command-line tool helps you keep ahead of your virtual infrastructure.more »
Command Line: MPlayer and MEncoder Video and audio players for the shellNov 12, 2008
MPlayer and MEncoder have considerable potential, and you can control them by means of intelligent command-line options. We’ll put both programs to work.more »
On August 20, developer Andreas Krennmair announced the official release of Newsbeuter, the “mutt of RSS feed readers.”more »
Command Line: Process Control Process and job controlAug 01, 2008
What is happening on your Linux machine? Various shell commands give you details about system processes and help you control them.more »
New release comes with better semantic search and improvements to Kontact.
Annual code quality report shows FOSS is more secure at all project size levels.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced an even smaller version of the tiny computer that will fit into a DIMM slot.
A new class of problems lets a malicious app pre-configure an invisible privilege update.
New Hack language adds static typing and other conveniences.
New crypto policy system will offer easier configuration and more uniform security.
Ubuntu founder denounces insecurity in proprietary, close-source software blobs.
Vulnerability affects many Linux web servers
The Bavarian capital shuns Microsoft, Google, and other alternatives to implement an open source groupware solution.
Phone vendor partnerships bring Mark Shuttleworth's dream of Ubuntu on a phone a step closer to reality.