Workspace: Command-Line Tools Command-line productivity toolsMar 31, 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 MLNDec 31, 2008
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 controlJul 31, 2008
What is happening on your Linux machine? Various shell commands give you details about system processes and help you control them.more »
Mozilla’s script blocker add-on could be putting malware sites on the whitelist.
The Internet community officially banishes the notoriously unsafe Secure Sockets Layer protocol.
Popular desktop environment continues the Gnome 2 legacy – with new support for the Gnome 3 toolkit.
The Obama White House has issued a memorandum telling all US government agencies they must use HTTPS for all websites and web communication.
New program will dial up security for the Firefox browser.
Red Hat's community distro embraces the cloud.
New partnership will bring more and better CS training to US schools
Criminals offer online help over Tor network
Sophisticated malware is still present on Joomla and WordPress sites around the world.
Future versions of Ubuntu's code service will support the popular Git version control system used with Linux and other open source projects.