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Linux command history: Choosing what to remember and how

Linux command history is not just about repeating commands. You can selectively decide what to remember and whether to record the date and time your commands were used.

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Linux: To recurse or not

Some Linux commands recurse without being asked, while others have to be nudged with just the right option. Here are some ways to use it to make you tasks easier.

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What is a Linux 'oops'?

When the Linux kernel detects something on the system violated the kernel's rules about proper behavior, it will shut the system down and issue an "oops."

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It’s launch day for Sylabs: Promoting portable high-performance containers for Linux

Support for container technology deriving from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab is getting a boost in enterprise and commercial markets through the formation of a new company, Sylabs.


The Linux ranger: What is it and how do you use it?

For those of us who cut our technical teeth on the Unix/Linux command line, the relatively new ranger makes examining files a very different experience. A file manager that works inside a terminal window, ranger provides useful...

Big win for Windows admins: Mastering devops pipelines

Why you should use named pipes on Linux

Named pipes aren't used all that often, but they provide some interesting options for inter-process communications.


Get ready to use Linux containers

Joe Brockmeier, a senior evangelist at Red Hat, explains the benefits of containers on Linux, how they work and how to prepare to use them.

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Red Hat responds to the Intel processor flaw

How are the Linux vendors addressing the recently-exposed Intel processor flaw? I asked Red Hat and got some solid answers. What is the nature of the problem? Discovered some time ago, but only just yesterday brought into public...

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Linux resolutions for 2018

New Year's resolutions for Linux admins and users

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Squinting at ASCII on Linux

ASCII plays a much more important role on our systems than generating techno-art. Let's explore the commands that allow you to see how it works.

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How to extract content from compressed files on Linux

Learn how to easily extract content from compressed Linux files — without having to memorize a suite of syntactical options

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Peeking into your Linux packages

Some of the most useful commands for gaining insights into the packages installed on your Linux system — Debian style

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Invaluable tips and tricks for troubleshooting Linux

A guide to some essential commands that can make Linux/Unix admins' lives easier when problems crop up.

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How to squeeze the most out of Linux file compression

Linux systems offer lots of options for compressing files. Here's some advice for choosing the ones best for you.

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Linux then, and why you should learn it now

Whether it’s being used to progress technology like self-driving cars, big data or automation, Linus Torvalds’ project that began as a hobby has proved endlessly beneficial. Linux is very valuable and constantly evolving, and it’s...

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Linux for the Industry 4.0 era: New distro for factory automation

Helping to usher in the Industry 4.0 era, NXP Semiconductors announced OpenIL, a Linux distribution meant for smart factory automation.

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How did Linux come to dominate supercomputing?

After years of pushing toward total domination, Linux finally did it. It is running on all 500 of the TOP500 supercomputers in the world, and who knows how many more after that. That’s even more impressive than Intel’s domination...


Why Linux can make you feel thankful or merely stuffed

Thanksgiving is tomorrow. While I’m looking forward to turkey, stuffing and pie, I’m also thankful to have been able to spend most of my career administering Unix and Linux systems. So, today’s post is going to focus on some of...

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