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How to Compare Binary Files on Linux

How can you check if two Linux binaries are the same? If they’re executable files, any differences might mean unwanted or malicious behavior. Here’s the easiest way to check if they differ.

What’s New in GNOME 43?

The GNOME 43 beta became available on August 6, 2022. This isn’t a stable release, but it does indicate what to expect when the official release arrives on September 3. Let’s check out the GNOME 43 beta….

How to Use Linux Signals in Bash Scripts

The Linux kernel sends signals to processes about events they need to react to. Well-behaved scripts handle signals elegantly and robustly and can clean up behind themselves even if you hit Ctrl+C. Here’s how….

How to Use the arping Command on Linux

The Linux arping command is like ping, but for local networks only. Its advantage is it operates at a lower networking level, sometimes getting responses when ping cannot. Here’s how to use it.

How to Manipulate Strings in Bash on Linux

If there’s one thing Linux is well-equipped with, it’s utilities for manipulating strings. But there’s a whole set of functionality built right into the Bash shell too. Here’s how it’s used.

How to Use the wc Command in Linux

Counting the number of lines, words, and bytes in a file is useful, but the real flexibility of the Linux wc command comes from working with other commands. Let’s take a look.

How to Traverse a Directory Tree on Linux

Directories on Linux let you group files in distinct, separate collections. The downside is it becomes tedious moving from directory to directory to perform a repetitive task. Here’s how to automate that….

How to Add Users on Linux

Adding users to a Linux computer is a basic administration task, and there are several ways to achieve this. Each method has benefits and drawbacks. We explain three different techniques for you.

How to Rename a Directory on Linux

Renaming a directory in Linux is easy, and there are plenty of ways to go about it. From renaming a single directory to finding and renaming many, here’s how to do it.
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