Passwords in Linux can be managed directly with the passwd command. This will show how you can use it to manage your user password in Linux.
If you need to process text based on certain conditions, awk will almost always get the job done quickly. Here’s how to get started.
Nohup is a great tool that lets you run a process in the background of a Linux system without being interrupted. It keeps the process running, making it perfect for long scripts.
Sed is a powerful command in Linux akin to the find and replace feature in most text editors. Find out what sed is and how you can use it to improve your efficiency in the terminal.
Are you having connection issues in Windows? Here is a quick way to diagnose connection issues with Traceroute in Windows.
Unlike Windows, you can’t create a new blank text file on your Mac. However, with a quick Apple Script or Terminal command, all of that changes.
If you want to remove all instances of the “.DS_Store” files in your folder, here is how you can delete “.DS_Store” files with a simple command.
Sometimes the easiest way to speed up your Mac is by clearing the cache and RAM contents. Best of all, you can use the purge command to do so. Here’s how.
If you have just started using Mac and can’t get used to the Command key, here is how you can switch the Control and Command keys in Mac OS X.
The Linux IP command is very similar to ifconfig, but it is more powerful. In this article we’ll review how to assign Static IP Address, Static Route, Default Gateway and Assigning IP Address on demand using IP command.
In Linux, there are various tools for monitoring system resources, and one that stands out from the crowd is collectl, primarily because of its capabilities. Let check it out.
The netstat command displays information about the Linux networking subsystem including data on open network connections and routing tables.
With a little help understanding the basics, the dmesg command can become a very powerful tool in a system admin’s tool-set.
With a single-line terminal command used in Mac OS, you can add half star ratings to your songs in iTunes. Here’s how.
When your computer crashes, there is a chance that your filesystem will get corrupted or damage in the process. It is advisable to do a filesystem check regularly to make sure that it is running properly and free of error. In Linux, there is this powerful command “fsck” that you can use to check and repair your filesystem.
One feature that’s always handy to have, but missing in many applications is a character and word count function. Here is how you can access word counts at your beck and call with just a right click. Mac only.
Many KDE 3 users depended on Krun, a simple yet effective application used to execute commands. Executed simply by pressing “Alt-F2”, it was much easier to start applications using it, rather than navigating through a launch menu or opening a terminal window. The only catch with Krun was that you had to know the exact name […]
Quite possibly the most distinguishing feature of Debian-based Linux distributions (such as Ubuntu, Mepis, Knoppix, etc) is their package system – APT. Also known as the Advanced Package Tool, APT was first introduced in Debian 2.1 in 1999. APT is not so much a specific program as it is a collection of separate, related packages. […]