Alias are a great tool to help increment your productivity on the terminal with bash (or any shell program you’re using), but usually we are too lazy to think at what are the most common, or long commands that we use frequently and prepare an alias for them. And so someone has done a small [...]
Original article by Craciun Dan published on Tuxarena, the article is based on the installation and use within a distribution with packages .deb For this tutorial we’ll use the genisoimage utility, developed as part of the cdrkit project. genisoimage is a command-line tool for creating ISO 9660 filesystem images, which can be burnt after to a CD or DVD [...]
A topic that is not much know by many people that use bash on Linux it’s the use of the special parameters available in bash. These parameters may only be referenced; assignment to them is not allowed, i’m talking about the parameters like $$ or $?. Let’s see some example with them.
If you think that the operations about users are only: creation, deletion and change of the passwords you are in error, in the standard GNU/Linux system about authentication and authorization of users there are some interesting flags regarding the age of an account. These parameters are usually ignored, but can be very useful in particular [...]
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 lshw-gtk