I stumbled across a thread about terrible programming mistakes and found this: https://github.com/MrMEEE/bumblebee-Old-and-abbandoned/commit/a047be85247755cdbe0acce6f1dafc8beb84f2ac Which contains the line: rm -rf /foo-bar-usr /lib/nvidia-current/xorg/xorg Note – I’ve added foo-bar- to the string so that if you try to run it, it won’t do the thing I’m warning about –even having… Read More »Why You Should Wrap File Paths in Strings in Your Shell Scripts
This tutorial explains how to pass command-line arguments to your bash scripts. There are many examples included to help get you started. Bash/Shell scripts are a great way to automate your Linux workflow and speed up your workday so you can leave the office early… Read More »Command Line Arguments in Shell/Bash Scripts [Tutorial]
The touch command in Linux updates the timestamps on a file or creates the file if it doesn’t exist. See some examples and use cases below. It sounds useless, but it’s actually useful. For example, if you want to create an empty file called my_file.txt, you can… Read More »touch Command in Linux and Bash [with Examples]
In Linux, *./ (dot slash) represents the relative path to the current working directory. This article lays out exactly what it means and how to use it. . (dot) and .. (double-dot) . (single dot) and .. (double dot) are special directory names in Linux (And other *nix operating systems).… Read More »What Does “./” (Dot Slash) Mean in Linux?
Here’s how to set up and use the Linux shell on Windows – using the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). This tutorial is intended for up-to-date versions of Windows 10 from 2020 onwards. I’m not going to cover how to use WSL on older versions of Windows 10 or… Read More »How to Install & Use Bash (Linux Shell) on Windows 10 [Tutorial]
#! – Usually nicknamed shebang, shabang, hashbang, poundbang – we’ll stick with shebang for the duration of this article. It is found at the beginning of countless Linux shell scripts – but what actually is it? Let’s break it down. It Usually Looks Something Like This #!/bin/bash The #! appears at the beginning of the… Read More »What is the ‘#!’ in Linux Shell Scripts?
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… Read More »Checking for Available Disk Space on Ubuntu [Guide]
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]