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How to Remotely Open a GUI Application With PuTTY

Want to remotely access a Linux machine and launch a graphical application? PuTTY to the rescue, thanks to the “enable X11 forwarding” option. You can even do this from Windows—all you need to do is quickly install an X ser…

How to Back Up Your Linux System With rsync

Don’t risk data loss. Back up your valuable data from the Linux command line. We’ll be using the rsync command for this, and we’ve even found some nice optional graphical interfaces for it.

How to Use All Linux’s Search Commands

Linux offers six different ways to search, and each has its merits. We’ll demonstrate how to use find, locate, which, whereis, whatis, and apropos. Each excels at different tasks; here’s how to choose the right tool for the j…

How to Use the Linux type Command

Find out if a command resolves to an alias, a disk file, a shell function, a built-in command, or a reserved word. Use type to discover how your Linux commands are executed and understand your system better….

How to Use the Linux lsof Command

If everything in Linux is a file, there has to be more to it than just files on your hard drive. This tutorial will show you how to use lsof to see all the other devices and processes that are being handled as files….

How to Securely Delete Files on Linux

Shred old data files for the same reason you shred old paper documents. We tell you what you need to know about securely deleting Linux files. This tutorial covers the shred command and the secure-delete suite of utilities….

How to Use the rename Command on Linux

Get to grips with the file renaming powerhouse of the Linux world and give mv—and yourself—a rest. Rename is flexible, fast, and sometimes even easier.  Here’s a tutorial to this powerhouse of a command….

How to Use the timeout Command on Linux

OK, that’s enough computer time. You can give processes time limits, setting a maximum time they can run for with the timeoutcommand. Here’s a tutorial to putting limits on running programs with this command….

How to Use the time Command on Linux

Want to know how long a process runs and a whole lot more? The Linux time command returns time statistics, giving you cool insights into the resources used by your programs.

How to Use the wall Command on Linux

Need to get a quick message out to all logged-in users? Linux’s wall command is punchier than email and auto-targets the logged-in users. It broadcasts a message to everyone using a terminal on a system….

How to Use the yes Command on Linux

The yes command seems too simple to be of any practical use, but in this tutorial, we’ll show you its application and how to benefit from its pent-up positivity in Linux and macOS.
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