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install yay on arch

Don’t Install Yaourt on Arch Linux – use Yay instead!

Yaourt (Yet AnOther User Repository Tool) is (was) a package manager for the Arch Linux distribution, which allowed for the installation of packages from the Arch User Repository (AUR). Don’t install Yaourt; it’s obsolete software. If you need a package manager for Arch Linux, install and use Yay instead! Yay is a… Read More »Don’t Install Yaourt on Arch Linux – use Yay instead!

How to Extract .tar.gz Files

How to Extract .tar.gz Files Using the tar Command in Linux

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

Using the SCP Command

Using the SCP Command to Securely Copy Files [Examples]

SCP or Secure Copy securely transfers files between two hosts over the network using the SSH protocol. This tutorial explains how to use this popular command with numerous examples. SCP is pre-installed with most Linux distributions and is often used for deploying software to servers and backing up – frequently… Read More »Using the SCP Command to Securely Copy Files [Examples]