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How to Count Files in a Directory in Linux/Ubuntu

Linux Count Files in Directory

This tutorial will show you how to count the number of files/folders in a directory on Linux, both recursively and non-recursively. The wc Command The wc (word count) command counts lines and words. It’s useful here as we’ll use it to count the outputted lines from various tools which list the files in a directory or directories. The below examples will show you how to use the wc command to count files. If you want to know more about it, you can check out the full user manual by running: man … Read more

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How to Install PowerShell in Linux/Ubuntu

Install Powershell in Linux

This easy-to-follow tutorial shows you how to install PowerShell on a variety of Linux systems. What is PowerShell? Like Linux has Bash, Zsh, and other interactive shells for issuing commands to the system via the terminal, Windows has PowerShell. It’s the successor to the Windows Command Prompt. It allows the user to type commands for execution and provides features for automation and scripting. And now, it runs on Linux. This is useful if you administer Windows servers remotely or interact with Microsoft’s Azure Cloud services. Certain tasks in Office 365 … Read more

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Arch Linux vs Ubuntu Linux – Which is To Choose?

Arch Vs Ubuntu

This article will explain Linux Distributions, Ubuntu, and Arch Linux, and give you some information to help choose between them. Linux Distributions The Linux Kernel is the core of the Linux Operating System – it handles the basic operations and interfaces with the computer hardware allowing software (like desktop interfaces, web browsers, and word processors) to run on top of it. On its own, the average user can’t do much with the Linux Kernel alone. A Linux Distribution (or distro for short) is an Operating System that … Read more

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Running Ubuntu in VirtualBox on Windows/Mac [Tutorial]

Running Ubuntu In VirtualBox

Here’s a straightforward set of instructions (with lots of screenshots) on how to set up Ubuntu Linux in VirtualBox for running Ubuntu in a Virtual Machine on Windows 10 and macOS. VirtualBox allows you to set up and run virtual machines on your computer easily.  A virtual machine is a whole computer, virtualized running on top of your current operating system – allowing you to try out and experiment with new operating systems and tools without reformatting your computer. Download and Install Virtualbox The first … Read more

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How To Fix Broken Packages in Ubuntu [Tutorial]

How To Fix Broken Packages in Ubuntu

Package managers like apt are one of the big selling points of Linux operating systems and Ubuntu – a vast curated collection of software that can do just about anything, available with a few keypresses. A vetted and (usually) reliable source of great software to meet any task. However, when something can go wrong, eventually it will go wrong. A package may only partially install or conflict with something else in your system environment. Maybe an update is pushed out that breaks an installation. When this happens, Ubuntu has a few … Read more

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Setting up a LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 20.04 (And Raspberry Pi)

LAMP Stack on Ubuntu

This tutorial covers setting up a full LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) web stack, including HTTP server, MySQL database, and PHP for app logic. This is commonly called a LAMP server – Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. Linux rules the web server world – the operating system powers the vast majority of web servers worldwide. Apache is a popular web server – the software with which web browsers connect to receive content. MySQL is a popular database server – it stores information in rows and columns inside tables. There is also a drop-in replacement … Read more

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Checking for Available Disk Space on Ubuntu [Guide]

check disk space in ubuntu

This simple guide explains how to check how much disk space is available in Ubuntu Linux. The df command tells you how much space is being used on each storage volume attached to your Linux system. To run it, simply execute the following command in your terminal: df Which outputs: Easy! But, it’s a bit difficult to read at a glance – the -h option makes everything human-readable: df -h Which outputs: However, there’s a lot of junk in there- we can ignore the /dev/loop* entries by omitting filesystems of the squashfs type: df … Read more

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How to Install Webmin on Ubuntu 20.04

How to Install Webmin on Ubuntu

Webmin is a system configuration tool that can be run on Linux. This step-by-step tutorial explains how to install Webmin on Ubuntu 20.04. Webmin makes it easy for newbies (and veterans) to monitor and manage their Linux system and the services running on it in a graphical, browser-based interface that can be accessed locally or remotely. It’s a great tool for people getting started to manage users, web server configurations, file servers, and more. Webmin includes a bunch of modules for common software like Apache … Read more

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How to Install Ubuntu Desktop [Beginner’s Guide With Screenshots]

How to Install Ubuntu Desktop

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 has also become an effective Operating System to use as your daily driver, with full-featured desktop office and media tools. Here’s how to install it. Download The Disk Image Head on over to https://ubuntu.com …in your favorite web browser and hit … Read more

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How to Update Ubuntu Linux [Server and Desktop]

Update Ubuntu Linux

If you’re running Ubuntu Linux on your desktop, you’ll be regularly prompted to update using the built-in update tool. But what if you’re on Ubuntu Server or want to check for and run any pending updates manually? This tutorial covers the steps required to update your Ubuntu Linux OS on Desktop and Server. But first, some relevant articles: apt vs. apt-get Commands – What’s the Difference? Checking Your Operating System Version in Ubuntu Linux with ‘lsb_release.’ Preamble All package management functions should be run using the sudo … Read more