Linux Tutorials on the topic “shell”

  • 16 Practical Examples of Linux LS command for Beginners

    16 Practical Examples of Linux LS command for Beginners

    Author: Tags: , Comments: 4Updated: Aug 08, 2019

    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.

  • Linux watch Command Tutorial for Beginners (5 Examples)

    Linux watch Command Tutorial for Beginners (5 Examples)

    Author: Tags: , Comments: 3Updated: Aug 07, 2019

    Sometimes, while working on the Linux command line, you might want to execute a command repeatedly so as to track any change in output. Well, you'll be happy to know there exists a command line utility that lets you do this. The tool in question is Watch, and in this tutorial, we will discuss some of its basic features using some easy to understand examples.

  • Linux Chgrp Command for Beginners (5 Examples)

    Linux Chgrp Command for Beginners (5 Examples)

    Author: Tags: , Comments: 0Updated: Aug 02, 2019

    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.

  • Linux ldd Command Explained with Examples

    Linux ldd Command Explained with Examples

    Author: Tags: , Comments: 2Updated: Jul 31, 2019

    If your work involves deep knowledge of executables and shared libraries in Linux, there are several command line tools that you should be aware of. One of those is ldd, which you can use to access shared object dependencies. In this tutorial, we will discuss the basics of this utility using some easy to understand examples.

  • Linux Locate Command for Beginners (8 Examples)

    Linux Locate Command for Beginners (8 Examples)

    Author: Tags: , Comments: 1Updated: Jul 30, 2019

    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.

  • Linux timeout Command Explained for Beginners (with Examples)

    Linux timeout Command Explained for Beginners (with Examples)

    Author: Tags: , Comments: 1Published: Jul 29, 2019

    Sometimes, when you execute a command in Linux, you might want to run it for a set amount of time. There exists a command line utility - timeout - that's specifically developed for this purpose.

  • The Linux tar Command Explained

    The Linux tar Command Explained

    Author: Tags: , Comments: 5Updated: Jul 19, 2019

    The Linux tar command is the swiss army of the Linux admin when it comes to archiving or distributing files. Gnu Tar archives can contain multiple files and directories, file permissions can be preserved and it supports multiple compression formats. The name tar stands for "Tape Archiver", the format is an official POSIX standard.

  • Linux lsof Command Tutorial for Beginners (10 Examples)

    Linux lsof Command Tutorial for Beginners (10 Examples)

    Author: Tags: , Comments: 4Updated: Jul 18, 2019

    The lsof command in Linux displays in its output information about files that are opened by processes. In this article, we will discuss the tool using 10 easy to understand examples.

  • Linux uptime Command Explained for Beginners with Examples

    Linux uptime Command Explained for Beginners with Examples

    Author: Tags: , Comments: 2Updated: Jul 15, 2019

    If you are a Linux newbie, and have interest in system administration, or you want to become a power user, then you need to have a solid knowledge of the command line. In this article, we will discuss the basics of the uptime command using some easy to understand examples.

  • 8 Practical Examples of Linux Xargs Command for Beginners

    8 Practical Examples of Linux Xargs Command for Beginners

    Author: Tags: , Comments: 8Updated: Jul 05, 2019

    The Linux xargs command may not be a hugely popular command line tool, but this doesn't take away the fact that it's extremely useful, especially when combined with other commands like find and grep. If you are new to xargs, and want to understand its usage, you'll be glad to know that's exactly what we'll be doing here.