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How to Find and Delete Broken Symlinks on Linux

The symbolic links on Linux are a fantastic feature, but they can become broken and left pointing at nothing. Here’s how to locate broken symbolic links, review them, and remove them from your system if you need to….

How to Use the seq Command on Linux

The Linux seq command generates lists of numbers in the blink of an eye. But how can this functionality be put to practical use? We’ll show you how seq might come in handy for you.

How to Run a Linux Program at Startup with systemd

Need to launch a Linux program at boot? The systemd software provides a way to do it on any Linux distro with systemd—which is most of them these days, including Ubuntu. We’ll walk you through the process of creating an in…

How to Encrypt Files with gocryptfs on Linux

Do you want to encrypt important files, but not your Linux system’s entire hard drive? If so, we recommend gocryptfs. You’ll get a directory that, essentially, encrypts and decrypts everything you store….

How to Use the fd Command on Linux

On Linux, fd is an easier alternative to the find command. It has a simplified syntax, uses sensible defaults, and has built-in common-sense behavior. Let’s take it through its paces.

How to Use the ss Command on Linux

The ss command is a modern replacement for the classic netstat. You can use it on Linux to get statistics about your network connections. Here’s how to work with this handy tool.

How to Use BleachBit on Linux

Want to safely delete unnecessary files from your Linux operating system, reclaim hard-drive space, and protect your privacy? BleachBit does all of this for you!

How to Use Wireshark Filters on Linux

Wireshark is a world-class packet analyzer available on Linux, Windows, and macOS. Its filters are flexible and sophisticated, but sometimes, counterintuitive. We’ll explain the “gotchas” you need to be on the lookout for….

Why Desktop Linux Still Matters

The fabled “Year of the Linux Desktop” has never materialized, and it likely never will. Does that mean Linux on a desktop PC is irrelevant? Not at all! Desktop Linux is still awesome.
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