Linux Tutorials on the topic “shell”

  • Linux dir command for beginners (10 examples)

    linux Author: Himanshu AroraTags: , Comments: 2Published: Jul 12, 2017

    At any point in time while working on the command line, you are always inside a directory. There may be times when you'd want to list information about all files and subdirectories within a directory. This is where the dir command helps. In this tutorial, we will discuss the basics of this command as well as the features it provides.

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  • Linux dd command explained for beginners (8 examples)

    linux Author: Himanshu AroraTags: , Comments: 3Published: Jul 10, 2017

    Sometimes, while working on the command line in Linux, you may need to perform a copy operation in way that the data/text gets formatted before it's written at the destination. A simple example could be to copy text from a file and write the case-changed version (lower to upper, or upper to lower) to the destination file.

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  • Linux Csplit Command Explained for Beginners (6 Examples)

    linux Author: Himanshu AroraTags: , Comments: 0Published: Jul 06, 2017

    While working on the command line in Linux, you may find yourself in situations where-in you need to split a file into multiple parts. If you are already looking for a way to do this, or simply want to know how this can be done, you'll be glad to know there exists a tool - dubbed csplit - that's built for this purpose.

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  • Linux Date Command Tutorial for Beginners (8 Examples)

    linux Author: Himanshu AroraTags: , Comments: 3Published: Jul 03, 2017

    While working on the Linux command line, you might find yourself in situations where-in you need to display (or even change) the current system time. Not only that, if you work in a team with members in different timezones, you may want to keep yourself updated with time-related information for zones in which other members are sitting. If you're looking for a tool that lets you do all this (and much more), you will be glad to know there exists a command - dubbed date - that does all this.

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  • Linux cksum command explained for beginners (with examples)

    linux Author: Himanshu AroraTags: , Comments: 1Published: Jun 22, 2017

    In Linux, there's a command line tool that you can use to create/verify checksum. It's dubbed cksum. Most vendors offer a checksum (or a checksum-like code) corresponding to the file(s) being downloaded. If the file doesn't behave in an expected way, user's can recompute the file's checksum and compare it with the original checksum provided by the vendor to see if the file is intact or got corrupted.

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  • Linux Chgrp Command for Beginners (5 Examples)

    linux Author: Himanshu AroraTags: , Comments: 0Published: Jun 14, 2017

    Here at HowtoForge, we recently discussed the chown command which lets users change the owner as well as group of file (or a directory) in Linux. But did you know there exists a dedicated command line utility that you can use when it comes to changing group-related information? The tool in question is chgrp, and in this tutorial, we will be discussing this tool using easy to understand examples.

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  • Linux Uniq Command Tutorial for Beginners (10 examples)

    linux Author: Himanshu AroraTags: , Comments: 1Published: May 23, 2017

    The uniq command reports or even deletes repeated lines in a file. In this article, we will discuss uniq through easy to understand examples.

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  • Download Files with Wget on the Linux Shell - Explanation and Examples

    linux Author: Himanshu AroraTags: , Comments: 1Published: Apr 26, 2017

    Are you a Linux newbie? Are you looking for a command line tool that can help you download files from the Web? If your answer to both these questions is yes, then you've come to the right place, as in this tutorial, we will discuss the basic usage of the WGET command line utility.

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  • 8 Linux Locate Command Examples for Beginners

    linux Author: Himanshu AroraTags: , Comments: 0Published: Apr 20, 2017

    While find is no doubt one of the most popular as well as powerful command line utilities for file searching in Linux, it not fast enough for situations where-in you need instantaneous results. If you want to search a file on your system through the command line, and speed is the top most priority, then there's another command that you can use: Locate.

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  • 16 Practical Examples of Linux LS command for Beginners

    linux Author: Himanshu AroraTags: , Comments: 2Published: Apr 18, 2017

    Whenever it's required to take a look at the contents of a directory on the command line in Linux, ls is the command that's used. It lists the contents sorted in alphabetical order. While that's the tool's basic usage, it offers a plethora of features (in the form of command line options) that help you in several circumstances. In this tutorial, we will discuss the usage of some of these command line options through easy to understand examples.

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