If you’re frequently interacting with Linux via the Bash shell, you’ll eventually want to customize it a bit – perhaps adding your own shortcuts, or setting up the environment to your liking, or even just adding some decorative personalization. This is what the Bash profile… Read More »The Bash Profile and How to Use It
The find command in the Linux shell allows you to search for files in the filesystem. It can find files by name, user permissions, and size. The find command can also perform actions on the files which are found. Find Command Syntax The syntax for the find command is as… Read More »Find Command in Linux [With Useful Examples]
This guide shows you how to use the awk command in Linux, with plenty of useful everyday examples. AWK is a tool and language for searching and manipulating text available for the Linux Operating System. The awk command and the associated scripting language search files for text defined… Read More »How to Use The awk Command in Linux [With Examples]
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?
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
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]
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… Read More »How to Update Ubuntu Linux [Server and Desktop]
This article explores chmod 777, a Linux command used to give ALL RIGHTS to the user, group, and others. As a new Linux user, web developer, or system administrator, you have probably been instructed to type: chmod 777 /path/to/file/or/folder …into your Linux shell at some point. Whenever you’re running commands… Read More »What Is chmod 777 and What Does It Do in Linux?
It’s important to stay up to date – both for security and compatibility reasons and because it’s always nice to have the latest features in your Linux Operating System. To find out which Linux distribution, and version of that distribution you’re using, use one of the… Read More »How to Quickly Check your Ubuntu Version [Easy]