How to Multi-Task in Linux with the Command Line

How to Multi-Task in Linux with the Command Line
How to Multi-Task in Linux with the Command Line

One of the most jarring moments when moving from a Windows-based environment to using the command line is the loss of easy multi-tasking. Even on Linux, if you use an X Window system, you can use the mouse to just click on a new program and open it. On the command line, however, you’re pretty much stuck with what’s on your screen at any given time. In this tutorial, we will show you how to multi-task in Linux with the command line.

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How to Change User Password in Linux

Linux Change User Password
Linux Change User Password

change user password LinuxWe will show you how to change user password in Linux. Changing user passwords in Linux could be one of the most common tasks you will have to perform while you are administering a multi-user server. This is a very simple task though and in this tutorial, we will show you how to change the user password on a Linux VPS regardless of which distribution you are currently using.

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How to Deal with Huge (and Growing) Log Files in Linux

How to Deal with Huge Log Files in Linux

If you’ve managed a Linux server for any length of time, you’re familiar with the problem of log files. They can sometimes be difficult enough to even find in the first place, and then you’re sometimes confronted with a file that’s hundreds of MB in size (or even GB). Searching through it is a pain, and they can eventually even start eating up your storage space.

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Linux Grep Guide for Advanced Users

Linux Grep Guide for Advanced Users

Anyone who’s administered a Linux server for a certain amount of time is familiar with the “grep” command. With Linux’s philosophy of “Everything is a file”, grep becomes crucial to traversing log files, configuration files, checking for certain errors in output files, and getting the number of matches. In this tutorial, I’ll show you a few advanced uses of grep that can still be pretty useful. These are not hard to find in the man pages, but they’re just an extension of grep’s default functionality.

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How to Run Commands Simultaneously in Linux

How to Run Commands Simultaneously in Linux

Let’s say you’re editing a configuration file in the Linux “vi” editor, and suddenly need to look up some data in another file? On a regular GUI system, this wouldn’t be a problem. You just open the second file, check when you need, and then switch back to the first program. On a command line, it isn’t that simple. Executing a process via the CLI blocks further input on any other program. Take this sleep command, for example,:

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How to Enforce Password Quality in Linux

How to Enforce Password Quality in Linux

One of the easiest ways to improve the security of your server is to ensure that everyone’s password meets a certain minimum length. There are, of course, other considerations like the mix of small and capital letters, numbers, and special characters. But a minimum password length gives you the most “bang for the buck”. Each additional character in a password increases its strength exponentially. In this article, we’ll show you how to enforce a minimum password length for all your users in Linux.

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How to List All Running Services in Linux

Listing all services in Linux

Linux-based operating systems, like all other operating systems, have processes and services that run while the machine is on. These range from various operating system services, to the command line, to different services/daemons designed to maintain the system and keep it running smoothly. Most services are vital to a process’ normal operation, ranging from helper services, to special services designed to handle input, improve performance, offload resources, etc. Processes are also the backbone of a computer’s core functionality, making it important to have the resources for them all.

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9 Linux Package Managers

Linux Package Managers

We’ll compare different Linux Package Managers. Between all Linux distributions, one of the things they share is the need to be able to install new software packages onto the system. Depending on the distribution, various package managers are available, allowing the user to install, manage, and remove packages easily and quickly. Package managers are very good at streamlining installs, with common installation locations and configurations. In this article, we will discuss the different available package managers, what distributions they can be used on, and what makes each unique. We will cover¬†Debian-Based Package Managers,¬†RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)-Based Package Managers, and other custom designed package managers.

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