GNU Screen is one of the most useful utilities you can have at your disposal if you spend any time at all working at the command line. Screen allows you to manage multiple shell sessions from one terminal window or console, view multiple shell sessions at the same time, and even log into the same session from more than one location at a time.Read more »
Casual VirtualBox users might not know about the awesome power that lurks just beneath the surface in the Command Line Interface (CLI).Read more »
There may be an occasion where you want to count the number of files in a directory in GNU/Linux. Here are a few simple commands to get the job done.Read more »
I thought it would be useful to break away from all the GUI-goodness and offer up a few command line tips and tricks. Why? No matter how powerful, user-friendly, and modern the Linux desktop becomes, there may come a time when you want to step up your game and get down and dirty with the command line interface.Read more »
Newsbeuter is an open source command line feed reader for Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and other Unix-like operating systemsRead more »
This is a short tutorial explaining how to post to Twitter using command-line in Linux, without needing to even open up your web browser.Read more »
Sometimes you get a bunch of files that are named in an annoying way and you’d like to change the naming convention for all of them. Maybe you forgot to change the settings on your CD ripping software and it ended up creating a bunch of long file names that you don’t like.
The aptly named "rename" terminal command comes to the rescue and allows you to bulk rename files from the command line.
There are times when you will want to trim some information from the output of a command. This may be because you want to feed that output into another command. Whatever the reason for wanting to manipulate the output, awk is one of many tools available in GNU/Linux to perform this task.Read more »
Making use of previously entered commands can help you remember the location of files previously edited, canremove the need to re-enter long path names and can save you a lot of typing mistakes.Read more »
Everyone knows the answer to the question of life, the universe and everything is "42", but for the first time we can reveal the question. It is this: how many command-line tricks must a man memorise?Read more »
The truth about Linux today is that one may never have to actually touch a terminal or issue a single Linux command in order to run some versions of this flexible alternative operating system. But once a user becomes accustomed to using the command line interface, it soon becomes the preferred method in many tasks.Read more »
What has my brain turning today is a simple thread in the Ubuntu Forums that sparks the age-old discussion about the usefulness of the CLI over GUIs.Read more »
I’ve already shown you how to view files with the cat command. In today’s post I’m going to show you how to use the GNU cat command for its originally intended purpose: for joining multiple files together.Read more »
The attempt to copy the entire disk image using cp may omit the final block if it is an unexpected length; dd will always complete the copy if possible.
We can use the dd command to create an ISO disk image of a CD or DVD.