What Is /dev/null in Linux?

What Is /dev/null in Linux?

“/dev/null” in Linux is a virtual device file, and whatever you write to “/dev/null” is discarded, forgotten, thrown into the void. Learn how /dev/null works in Linux.

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How to Use the Tee Command in Linux

How to Use the Tee Command in Linux

If you ever use pipes and redirections in Linux, chances are you will also need to make use of the tee utility. Here’s how to use the tee command in Linux.

By Alexandru Andrei -
How to Use cURL Command in Linux

How to Use cURL Command in Linux

cURL is a command-line tool for transferring data with URLs and it is an incredibly powerful tool. Learn how to make full use of the cURL command in Linux.

By Kris Wouk -
Getting Started with Awk Command

Getting Started with Awk Command

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.

By Alexander Fox -
What Is Nohup and How Do You Use It?

What Is Nohup and How Do You Use It?

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.

By Nick Congleton -
What Is SED in Linux and How Do You Use It?

What Is SED in Linux and How Do You Use It?

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.

By Alexander Fox -
Linux IP Command Tips and Tricks

Linux IP Command Tips and Tricks

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.

By Hitesh Jethva -
Using dmesg on Linux

Using dmesg on Linux

With a little help understanding the basics, the dmesg command can become a very powerful tool in a system admin’s tool-set.

By Gary Sims -
Check and Repair Your Filesystem With fsck [Linux]

Check and Repair Your Filesystem With fsck [Linux]

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.

By Damien -
Add a Word and Character Count to Any Mac Program

Add a Word and Character Count to Any Mac Program

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.

By AJ Dellinger -
10 Awesome Features of Krunner in KDE 4

10 Awesome Features of Krunner in KDE 4

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.┬áThe only catch with Krun was that you had to know the exact name […]

By Tavis J. Hampton -