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 »
The first step towards improving a system's security, is discovering the status quo. Lynis, a small command line program helps users do so.more »
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.
Donors will get to vote on new features for the free video editor.
Debian project puts init out to pasture and says no to Ubuntu's Upstart.
Ultra-sophisticated attack tool might have originated from a state-sponsored intelligence service.
New alternative for init comes with a small footprint and minimal configuration.
X marks the target for the next-generation windowing system.
Super-clone CentOS Linux gets beamed up to the mother ship.
HTML technology will enable new video editing and playback options.
New Linux distro is optimzed for gaming.