Command Line: dd and mkisofs Creating ISO images with dd and mkisofs

Aug 01, 2006

Whether you are creating backups, rescuing data, or burning bootable CDs, dd and mkisofs help you handle the job in style.

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Command Line: mount & fstab Media access with mount and fstab

Jul 01, 2006

This month we look at tools for mounting and unmounting storage media.

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Shredder_9_Chess_Too..> Synchronizing files with Rsync

Jun 01, 2006

Rsync lets you synchronize your data – on either a local or remote computer. You can even use Rsync with SSH to encrypt your data.

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Command Line: Processes Monitoring and terminating processes at the command line

May 01, 2006

Innumerable processes may be running on your Linux system. We’ll show you how to halt, continue, or kill tasks, and we’ll examine how to send the remnants of crashed programs to the happy hunting grounds.

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Command Line: at and cron Cron, at

Apr 01, 2006

The cron and at utilities help automate processes on a Linux system. You can set up automatic backups or even wake up in the morning with a track from your MP3 collection.

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Command Line: File Viewers Viewing files with cat, more, less, head, and tail

Mar 01, 2006

Practical tools such as cat, less, and head are convenient for viewing text.

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Desktopia: Wmii A look at the Wmii Window Manager

Mar 01, 2006

If you’d rather rule the desktop from your keyboard, try the powerful Wmii window manager.

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KTools: Klik Software distribution with Klik

Mar 01, 2006

Klik brings convenient two-click installation to the KDE desktop.

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