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How To Learn Vim: A Four Week Plan

Vim is a command line text editor that is notorious for being hard to learn (the running joke is to generate a truly random string, put a web …

Linux

How To: Linux Basics for the Aspiring Hacker: Using Ship for Quick & Handy IP Address Information

Whether you're white hat, black hat, or some shade in-between, navigating through a network is a core part of hacking. To do that, we need to be able …

SOLVED: SSH and Permission denied (publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic,password)

I ran across the error “Permission denied (publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic,password).” while ssh’ing to another server today:Usually this …

Information Security

5 Coolest Linux Terminal Emulators

Title: 5 Coolest Linux Terminal Emulators16 NovLearn more

Linux

TLDR is what Linux man pages always should have been

If you get stuck using a Linux tool, the first port of call shouldn’t be to Stack Overflow, but rather its “man pages.” Man — which is short for manual — retrieves documentation for a given program. Unfortunately, this can often be dense, hard to understand, and lacking in practical examples to …

Linux

How to Test Website Loading Speed in Linux Terminal

A website response time can have a great impact on user experience, and if you are a web developer, or simply a server administrator who is …

Linux

Initial Ubuntu Server Setup for Beginners

This tutorial will guide you on the first basic steps you need to configure on a new installed Ubuntu server in order to increase security and …

Linux

4 Best Linux Distros for Older Hardware

One of the many great aspects of the Linux operating system is its ability to bring new life to old hardware. This is not only a boon for your bottom …

Windows 10 tip: More shell shortcuts that offer fast access to system folders

Learn these shortcuts to system and user folders that use the shell: prefix. This list includes some Control Panel destinations you can't access any …

Windows 10

Installing Linux on a PC with UEFI firmware: A refresher

Practically all new systems have come with UEFI firmware for some time now. Here is a brief overview of the current situation with installing and …

Linux

How to Monitor Linux Commands Executed by System Users in Real-time

Are you a Linux system administrator and want to monitor interactive activity of all system users (Linux commands they executes) in real-time. In …

Linux

Linux Basics: How to hide, lock, encrypt, and secure your files on Linux

Hiding, locking, or even encrypting your files and folders on Linux is pretty easy, and for whatever reason you want to do this there are many …

Linux

How to create a Windows Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset image

Create a DaRT-enabled recovery image for either a USB drive or optical media, and you'll have enhanced troubleshooting and repair options at hand …

How to Boost Linux Server Internet Speed with TCP BBR

BBR (Bottleneck Bandwidth and RTT) is a relatively new congestion control algorithm written by software engineers at Google. It is the latest …

Linux

[Quick Tip] Format USB Drive in Ubuntu, Linux Mint

<b>A quick tutorial on how to format a USB drive in Ubuntu.</b><p>Formatting a USB stick, Or any other USB device is a tricky business in Linux. It should have …

Linux

An Introduction to the ss Command

Title: An Introduction to the ss Command14 JulLearn more

Linux

SSH: Best practices

The comments around the last OpenSSH issue (CVE 2016-0777, you must read excellent Qualys’ analysis if you’re interested with the details), I noticed …

Information Security

the mobile shell

Mosh<p>(mobile shell)<p>Remote terminal application that allows <b>roaming</b>, supports <b>intermittent connectivity</b>, and provides intelligent <b>local echo</b> and line …

How to recall commands faster with fish

Looking for a way to make the Linux bash shell a bit more efficient and user-friendly? Jack Wallen shows you how with the help of an easy-to-use …

How to Password Protect a Vim File in Linux

Vim is a popular, feature-rich and highly-extensible text editor for Linux, and one of its special features is support for encrypting text files …

Linux

How to install Ubuntu on your Android device

One of the things I love most about being a freelance writer and independent app developer is the amount of freedom it gives me to live and work as I like. Often this means travelling and working on the move. Some of my favorite memories involve typing away in bars in foreign countries while …

Linux

5 systemd Tools You Should Start Using Now

Title: 5 systemd Tools You Should Start Using Now2 NovLearn more

Linux

10 more quick tips to make Linux networking easier

Networking with Linux can be simple and secure — if you know a few tricks. Here are a few more pointers to help admins knock out various Linux …

Linux

WPSeku – A Vulnerability Scanner to Find Security Issues in WordPress

WordPress is a free and open-source, highly customizable content management system (CMS) that is being used by millions around the world to run blogs …

Information Security

How to run command or code in parallel in bash shell under Linux or Unix

How do I run commands in parallel in a bash shell script running under Linux or Unix-like operating system? How can I run multiple programs in …

Linux

How To Use FlexiKiller: New Tool Identifies, Removes Spying Software on Mac, Windows

A technologist and activist has released a tool for Mac and Windows computers that can identify and uninstall spyware from FlexiSpy, a piece of …

A vim Tutorial and Primer

The problem with learning Vim is not that it’s hard to do—it’s that you have to keep doing it. This guide attempts to break that cycle, so that you …

Fasd – A Commandline Tool That Offers Quick Access to Files and Directories

Fasd (pronounced as “fast“) is command-line productivity booster, a self-contained POSIX shell script which enables quick and more efficient access …

Command-line

The 8 Best Free Anti-Virus Programs for Linux

Although Linux operating systems are fairly stable and secure, they may not completely be immune to threats. All computer systems can suffer from …

Linux