Managing Linux disks and the file systems that reside on them is something of an art – from setup to partitioning to monitoring performance.
Stories by Sandra Henry-Stocker
Environment variables on Unix systems -- how to understand, modify, and appreciate them
Things to watch and tools to use to make sure your Unix/Linux systems maintain their health and vigor
The day that we've all been waiting for or waiting to get beyond is now upon us. As one of the most contentious political elections ever crashes to a close, it's time to think like the techies we are. So, here are some reasons why scripts are so much better and often more reliable than politicians.
clever use of history commands to help you move faster on the command line
Linux reaches the age of 25 with more than ten times that number of distributions to date. Can any of us wrap our brains around where it has gone and what it has become?
You can do a lot more with your command line font colors than turn them on and off. How about picking your own colors? How about customizing your prompt so that it balks when you make a mistake?
If you haven't examined all the lines in the ifconfig output, you might find that there's more data there than you expected.
The top command's many options allow you to be creative when you're looking into system performance
With the right group of options, you can get rsync to do just what you want and nothing more
The dmidecode command can tell you a lot more about your Linux server's hardware than you'd ever want to know
The lost+found directory included in (Unix) file systems is usually empty. Only used when fsck doesn't know what to do with files that have lost their place in the file system, they stand as a temporary holding place for those rare instances in which fsck can't put everything back together after file systems have become corrupt in some way.
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