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Linux command line tools for working with non-Linux users

If you work within a Linux terminal, working with non-Linux users can be difficult. These tools help with document compatibility and companywide instant messaging.

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Scary Linux commands for Halloween

What Linux commands bring up visions of monsters and ghosts? Let’s look and see!

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More ways to examine network connections on Linux

How to use the ip, ethtool, traceroute, tcptraceroute, and tcpdump commands to see what's up with your network on Linux systems.

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Using the Linux find command with caution

To make sure files aren't removed accidentally when running the Linux find command, use the -ok command. It will ask for permission before removing any files.

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Examining network connections on Linux systems

Linux systems provide a lot of useful commands for reviewing network configuration and connections. Here's a look at a few, including ifquery, ifup, ifdown and ifconfig.

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Getting Linux to ignore pings

Ping commands are useful, but would-be attackers often use them to identify systems. To prevent that, we show you how to get your system to ignore these requests.

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Managing users on Linux systems

Some tasks and tools to manage user accounts and keep your Linux users happy

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Making good use of the files in /proc

The /proc file system provides amazingly detailed views into your processes and your system's guts.

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Mastering file searches on Linux

There are many clever ways to hunt down files on Linux systems. Here's a look at the most useful commands and options.

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What's behind the Linux umask?

All you need to know about Linux umask — how the settings work and why they're important.

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Linux commands for managing, partitioning, troubleshooting

Managing Linux disks and the file systems that reside on them is something of an art – from setup to partitioning to monitoring performance.

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Maneuvering around run levels on Linux

Learn how run levels are configured and how you can change the run level interactively or modify what services are available.

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Review: Free Linux Fedora server offers upgrades as they become available – no wait

What you need to know to make an informed buying decision about Fedora.

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Review: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 scales well, supports 3rd-party virtualization

SUSE Linux server has been developed with an eye toward running mission-critical enterprise apps.

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Review: Ubuntu LTS 16.04.02 has a long shelf life

Ubuntu server is available in a range of options to fit organizations of different sizes.

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Review: RHEL 7.4 cloud-friendly, but pricey management tools

Red Hat Enterprise Linux server has a lot going for it if you've got the budget for ongoing management costs.

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Review: Considering Oracle Linux is a no-brainer if you’re an Oracle shop

Oracle Linux is integrated with other Oracle products for a compatible Linux stack including applications, database, management, more.

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5 top Linux server distros for enterprises

What you need to know to choose among Ubuntu LTS, Oracle Linux, Fedora Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Enterprise Server

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How to use the motd file to get Linux users to pay attention

Configuring login messages on Linux servers is more complex and dynamic. Let's look at the message of the day setup on an Ubuntu server to decipher how the process works.

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Cumulus does container networking the right way

As containers become more prevalent, the network needs to become a set of services that can be orchestrated and automated. Cumulus’ Host Pack helps make that happen.

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