There are endless Linux command-line utilities that show the details of your computer’s hardware. HardInfo displays all that information in an easy graphical interface. It’s like Windows Device Manager for Linux….
When the dominant Linux distributions adopted systemd, dissenters forked distributions and started new projects. So what are your options if you’re looking for a non-systemd distribution? Let’s take a look….
One of the first rules of cybersecurity is to always lock your computer before stepping away from it. While it might not be the quickest way, you can lock your Apple Mac using Terminal. Here’s how to do it….
It’s pretty easy to read the contents of a Linux text file line by line in a shell script—as long as you deal with some subtle gotchas. Here’s how to do it the safe way.
Signal is the privacy-focused smartphone messaging app everyone seems to be using. You can also use Signal on a Windows PC, Mac—or Linux computer. It’s easy to install and register it to your Signal account….
DB Browser for SQLite lets you view and edit SQLite databases on Linux. You can design, create, and edit these database files, and peek inside the inner workings of other applications. Here’s how to use this SQLite GUI….
You can easily monitor and manage multiple Linux computers with Cockpit, a browser-based administration and dashboard tool. It’s self-contained, simple to set up, and easy to use. We’ll show you how to get started….
Programs that are poorly written or performing badly can leave zombie processes lurking inside your Linux computer. Find out how zombies are created, and how you can finally lay them to rest.
Have you ever deleted a file and instantly regretted it? You need it back, and fast! But what if the file is so new, it hasn’t yet been backed up? Fortunately, there’s something you can do about it.
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….
Passwords are the keystone to account security. We’ll show you how to reset passwords, set password expiration periods, and enforce password changes on your Linux network.
Ubuntu 20.10 “Groovy Gorilla” is here! Released October 22, 2020, the Gorilla is all about minor tweaks, rather than groundbreaking new features. As an interim release, it also doesn’t have long-term support. So, is it worth…
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.
Want to install Linux? It’s an easier process than you might think! You can even try Linux on your PC before you install it. If you don’t like it, just reboot and you’ll be back to Windows. Here’s how to get started with Linu…
If you fine-tune the behavior of your Bash shell with shopt, you can control over 50 settings. We’ll show you how to tailor your Linux system just the way you like it.
Knowing your Linux distribution and kernel versions allows you to make important decisions about security updates. We’ll show you how to find these, no matter which distribution you’re using.
Wireshark is the de facto standard for analyzing network traffic. Unfortunately, it does become increasingly laggy as the packet capture grows. Brim solves this problem so well, it’ll change your Wireshark workflow….
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…
Many applications automatically set themselves to start when you sign into your Linux desktop. You might want to add your own favorite programs to the startup process, too. Here’s how to control what Ubuntu starts when you si…
If you’re using Ubuntu Linux, you’ll often see articles recommend you run commands. To do this, you need to type these commands into a Terminal window. Here are several ways to open one—including a quick keyboard shortcut…
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….
Static websites are easy to create and blazingly fast to use. If you learn to use Hugo, you can generate theme-based static websites on Linux. Creating websites is fun again!
If you want color highlighting in your man pages similar to the syntax highlighting in an editor, there are two simple ways you can achieve it. We’ll show you both!
Want your new Linux program to look professional? Give it a man page. We’ll show you the easiest, and fastest, way to do it.
You can extract text from images on the Linux command line using the Tesseract OCR engine. It’s fast, accurate, and works in about 100 languages. Here’s how to use it.