Jan 042012

The first days of the new year are a good moment to look back at the past year and see what have been the most read articles of the site, this is also a good opportunity for you to read (or re-read) them. And, a bit late, but i wish you all a Happy New Year.


10 – How to run commands in the background

Suppose you have a long-running task (for example, compiling a large program) that you need to run, but you also want to get some other work done. Linux lets you start a task in the background and keep on doing other things from the command prompt.

We will see in this article how to send commands in the background, then return them to the foreground, and make sure that also closing the current shell or terminal the process doesn’t remains tied to the session but continue to work.

An alternative to these command is using screen, as read in a former article, but now let’s seethe command bg and the spacial character &

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Aug 022011

As usual, in the beginning of the month I present to you the 7 most read articles of the previous month.

7 – Linux system info, cheat sheet

This is a small collection of commands that can give you information on a Linux computer.
Most of this commands can be run as non-privileged user, but more information can be obtained if (and should be) run as root:
General system information:

# uname -a

List all hardware

 lshw |less

Alternative with Gtk frontend


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May 172011

cheat-sheetFor Wikipedia: A cheat sheet or crib sheet is a concise set of notes used for quick reference. “Cheat sheet” may also be rendered “cheatsheet”.

People working in informatics in general and on unix terminals in particular know that is not so easy remember every single command and so it’s usual to have “Cheat Sheet”, a collection of the most useful commands in a single A4 page for a particular program or environment.

And this is my small collection.
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