This article takes you through the creation of a COVID vaccination rate notifier. This project works by scraping data from the web and then displaying system notifications with Python. It hasn’t been the greatest year – but there’s light at the end of the tunnel.… Read More »COVID Vaccination Rate Notifier [Project] – Scraping and Displaying with Python
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Bash and Zsh are two popular Linux shells. This guide explores their pros and cons to help you determine which is best to use. What is a Shell? A shell is the command-line user interface you use to interact with your computer. It provides the text… Read More »Zsh Vs Bash – Which to Use?
This guide explains how to use the tar command in Linux to extract files archived in the .tar.gz format. Many open-source packages for Linux are supplied for download in the .tar.gz archive format. .tar.gz archives behave much like .zip archives you might be more familiar with in that they contain… Read More »How to Extract .tar.gz Files Using the tar Command in Linux
Modern computers are incredibly reliable, but things can still go wrong – and the worst thing that can usually go wrong is losing your data – be it important work or your precious photos. Alongside a robust backup system, fsck (File System cheCK) is probably the… Read More »fsck to Repair Linux File System Errors [4 Commmon Examples]
This tutorial explains how to create symlinks (symbolic links), also know as “Soft Links,” in Linux using the ln command. If you’re coming to Linux from a background using the Windows operating system, you’ll be familiar with the concept of shortcuts – files that don’t… Read More »How to Create Linux Symlinks Using the ln Command
This article aims to familiarise you with IP addresses and subnets and the calculations involved when setting them up. It’s a big topic, so this article will try to stay focused on its practical side to help get you on the right track and subnetting… Read More »Calculating IP Addresses and Subnets – A Reference
This beginner’s guide takes you through the process of how how to download and install Linux Ubuntu Desktop. Ubuntu remains one of the most popular and easy to use Linux distributions. It provides a fantastic platform to dip your toes into networking and programming. It… Read More »How to Install Ubuntu Desktop [Beginner’s Guide With Screenshots]
The rsync (remote synchronization) command is a file copy tool that can synchronize files across local storage disks as well as over a network. It’s prevalent because it’s very good. It is commonly used for backing up files, keeping file servers up-to-date with each other, and for… Read More »Linux rsync Command, Syntax and Examples [Guide]
When your computer acts as a server, such as a web server or a database server, that server process must listen on a port that other computers connect to. It’s useful to be able to find out what ports are open on your Linux server should… Read More »How to Easily Check if a Network Port is Open in Linux
The ifconfig command is obsolete, and you should no longer use it! This tutorial covers the ip command, which you should use in place of ifconfig. Here’s how to use the ip command instead. The ip command can do a bunch of other stuff as well, but we’ll focus… Read More »STOP Using the Linux ifconfig Command [Here’s Why]