How to Use Systemd Timers as a Cron Replacement

How to Use Systemd Timers as a Cron Replacement

As Systemd timers begin to replace cron’s dominance, this article presents the basics of setting up your own systemd timer and making sure it’s running properly on your system.

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How to Turn Vim into a Word Processor

How to Turn Vim into a Word Processor

Vim is more a code editor, but with a few tweaks, you can write documents like you’re in MS Word. Here’s how you can turn Vim into a Word processor.

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How to Use Chkservice to Manage Systemd Units in Linux

How to Use Chkservice to Manage Systemd Units in Linux

Chkservice uses Ncurses to offer a quick overview of your Systemd units. With administrative privileges, you can start and stop those units at will, all without typing a single systemctl entry.

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How to Password-Protect Folders and Files in Linux

How to Password-Protect Folders and Files in Linux

In Linux, you can restrict users from file access with a few commands. Here is how you can password protect folders and files in Linux using file ownership and groups as a password protection measure.

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How Active Noise Cancellation Works

How Active Noise Cancellation Works

Noisy environments can both distract and irritate you when you want to get work done. Headphones with active noise cancellation abilities can offer a respite. Here is how they work.

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How to Manage Services with Systemd

How to Manage Services with Systemd

One of the most important skills any Systemd newcomer can learn is how to manage their computer’s services. In this article we will discuss how to use and master Systemd from the Linux command line.

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How to Easily Rip a CD with Abcde

How to Easily Rip a CD with Abcde

Abcde makes it easy to rip a CD. It grabs the raw data from your disk and encodes, tags, and makes comments on each track, all according to your preferences.

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dwm: A Minimalist Tiling Window Manager For Linux

dwm: A Minimalist Tiling Window Manager For Linux

Tiling window managers have several advantages over Gnome and KDE. If you’re looking for a bare-bones experience or a foil to your current desktop environment, find out how dwm can offer exactly that.

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How to Add Users to Groups from the Linux Command Line

How to Add Users to Groups from the Linux Command Line

The use of groups in Linux forms the basis of access control on local systems and networks. Here we will discuss the handful of ways in which you can add users to groups and grant them access to files.

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How to Easily Read a Linux Man Page

How to Easily Read a Linux Man Page

One of the most important skills you can learn as a Linux user is how to use a manual page, or “man page.” Linux Man pages are fairly easy to tackle. This article will introduce you to those simple documents.

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How to Clear Package Cache in Arch Linux

How to Clear Package Cache in Arch Linux

The package cache in Arch Linux can easily fill up your hard disk if you are not careful. This tutorial will show you how you can clear the package cache in Arch Linux and recover some hard disk space.

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Manage Your Tasks from the Command Line with Taskwarrior

Manage Your Tasks from the Command Line with Taskwarrior

Taskwarrior is an easy-to-use task manager that operates in the command line. In this article we will walk you through the basics of Taskwarrior usage by making a grocery list for baking a loaf of bread.

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