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This article covers how to show an asterisk as visual feedback while typing sudo password. Try once on Ubuntu or Centos by doing small changes on the file on /etc/sudoers file. 

To Show Asterisks While Typing Sudo Password in Linux, simply edit the /etc/sudoers file and add pwfeedback. This makes the asterisks visible when the password is entered. After the file is edited and saved, we type reset command for the effect to take place.



This article covers how to set and unset both local and persistent environment variables in Linux. In fact, every time you start a shell session in Linux, the system goes through configuration files and sets up the environment accordingly. Environment variables play a significant role in this process.

Environment variables are a set of key value pairs stored on your Linux and used by processes in order to be able to perform specific operations. with the export command but also by modifying some system files to make them persistent.


How to Set Environment Variables on Linux using export ?

The easiest way to set environment variables is to use the export command:

$ export VAR="value"


How to Unset Environment Variables on Linux Using unset command ?

To unset an environment variable, use the unset command with the following syntax:

$ unset <variable>


Common Set of Environment Variables on Linux:

  • USER : the current username of the user using the system;
  • EDITOR : the program run to perform file edits on your host;
  • HOME : the home directory of the current user;
  • PATH : a colon separated list of directories where the system looks for commands;
  • PS1 : the primary prompt string (to define the display of the shell prompt);
  • PWD : the current working directory;
  • _ : the most recent command executed on the system (by the user)
  • MAIL : the path to the current user’s mailbox;
  • SHELL : the shell used in order to interpret commands on the system, it can be many different ones (like bash, sh, zsh or others);
  • LANG : the language encoding used on the system;
  • DESKTOP_SESSION : the current desktop used on your host (GNOME, KDE)
  • HISTFILESIZE : number of lines of command history stored in the history file;
  • HISTSIZE : number of lines of history allowed in memory;
  • UID : the current UID for the user.



This article covers how to generate CSR files and install CA signed SSL certificates in Tomcat for Java projects.


The need to create a self-signed certificate ?

  • It allows you to learn to create a keystore and certificate, which is good practice for getting an actual SSL/TLS certificate provided by a Certificate Authority.
  • It allows you to use a certificate right away and make sure it works successfully.
  • It's free.



This article covers how you can install zstd and how to use it on your Ubuntu Linux system. In fact, Zstandard is a fast compression algorithm, providing high compression ratios. It also offers a special mode for small data, called dictionary compression.



This article covers how to set a system and view the locale on Linux. In fact, Locale settings usually consist of at least a language code, a country/region code, time / date format, numbers format setting, currency format setting, Color setting, and so on.

To view the information regarding the currently installed locale use the following command on the terminal:

$ locale

For more information, see the locale, update-locale and localectl man pages with the below commands respectively:

$ man locale
$ man update-locale
$ man localectl



This article covers the process of creating a CSR file in any Linyx system which is very necessary before applying for an SSL certificate from a Certificate Authority(CA). In fact, Certificate Signing Request(CSR) is a block encrypted text which is given to Certificate Authority when applying for SSL Certificate. Generation of Certificate Signing Request(CSR) for Secure Sockets Layer(SSL) is common in Linux on various distributions. 

CSR is generated on the server, it stores information relating to the organization, domain name, country, a city which is to be included in the certificate.  The CSR Certificate can be used on any website whenever it is necessary to encrypt communications. To generate an SSL certificate, CSR certificate has to be generated. To obtain a self-signed SSL Certificate, it is necessary to create CSR, after generating submit it to a certificate authority to acquire an SSL Certificate. 



This article covers the best remote desktop tools for accessing Linux systems remotely. These are the best 4 RDP clients or tools that ensure optimal performance and provide seamless access to Linux-based computer systems. The 4 best RDP tools are Zoho Assist, Remmina, TigerVNC, and XRDP.



This article covers how you can install and enable snap of your Rocky Linux system. In fact, Snap are packages that are developed to install on Linux systems regardless of what the Linux distribution flavor is. Therefore, it doesn't matter whether you are on Ubuntu, Debian Rocky Linux, Centos, OpenSUSE, etc.


How to install Snap-Store ?

In case you are using the Graphical user interface of Rocky Linux then we can also install Snap store GUI on it to install its packages using the graphical interface rather command line:

$ sudo snap install snap-store
$ reboot

With the completion of the above installation, go to Applications and search for Snap Store. When its icon appears, click to run it.



This article covers all about Batch processing using Converseen. In fact, Converseen is an open source software for batch image conversion. With this tool, you can convert multiple images to another format, resize, change their aspect ratio, rotate or flip them all at once.

Now you can edit and convert all your images with just a few clicks.


How to Install Converseen on Linux ?

1. On Debian and Ubuntu-based distributions, use:

$ sudo apt install converseen

2. On Fedora, use:

$ sudo dnf install converseen

3. On Arch and Manjaro, use:

$ sudo pacman -Sy converseen



This article covers how to install Docker engine on the Debian 11 bullseye system. In fact, Docker is a toolset to build applications and CI/CD pipelines to build, ship and run your applications in containers.



This article covers how to install Audacity on your Linux Mint 20 system. In fact, Audacity is a very powerful and popular editing application that can be very useful when manipulating audio files. With the help of this useful tool, you will not only be able to record your audios but will also be able to edit them very efficiently.


How to Install Audacity via Snap Store and Launch on Linux ?

1. Perform system update:

$ sudo apt update

2. Install Snapd:

$ sudo apt install snapd

3. Install Audacity:

$ sudo snap install audacity

4. Once Audacity has been installed via Snap, run the Audacity application by searching for the term 'audacity' in the Application menu.

5. Click the Audacity icon to open Audacity.



This article covers how to install and configure as well as its advanced and extra options to create better backups in your Linux Mint system. In fact, Grsync is an open-source simple, great, and easy to use graphical user interface for the popular rsync command-line tool.

To install Grsync on your system, simply run the following command:

$ sudo apt install grsync



This article covers the best Open-source free CAD modeling software for your Linux system. In fact, CAD software refers to a type of software program used by engineers and designers to create 2D and 3D physical component models. These applications have an easy-to-use user interface, toolbars, and a large library of 3D models. Many tools also enable you to print on multiple pages. This includes LibreCAD, FreeCAD, OpenSCAD, TinkerCAD, BRL-CAD, Open Cascade and QCAD.


How does CAD Software work ?

  • Initially, a graphics card or a CAD software package will be installed in your computer to enable your typical CAD system work.
  • The graphics kernel is the heart of the CAD software package.
  • GUI is an essential part of the CAD packages. The usage of GUI involves obtaining user input by displaying the CAD geometry.
  • The mouse and the keyboards are mostly used as the input devices. However, digitizer, tracker ball, etc are also used sometimes.



This article covers how to install and use the FFmpeg multimedia framework on Debian 11 bullseye distribution. In fact, FFmpeg is a cross-platform solution for streaming audio and video as well as recording and conversion. With FFmpeg, you can convert between various video and audio formats, set sample rates, capture streaming audio/video, and resize videos.


How to Install FFmpeg on Debian ?

1. Log in to SSH and Update Debian package lists:

$ sudo apt update

2. Install FFmpeg with the apt package manager:

$ sudo apt install ffmpeg

3. Check the installed FFmpeg version:

$ ffmpeg -version



This article covers to install Volatility on your Linux Mint 20 system via a step by step guide. In fact, Volatility is a powerful tool used for analyzing memory dumps on Linux, Mac, and Windows systems.



This article covers how both hard links and soft links also known as symbolic links works in a Linux system. In fact, Soft links, also called symbolic links, are files that points to other files on the filesystem while Hard links to a file are instances of the file under a different name on the filesystem.


What are inodes?

Inodes are essentially identification cards for your file. They contain the file metadata, the file permissions, the file type, the file size but most importantly the physical address of this file on the disk.



This article covers how to install and remove Grsync from Debian 10 Linux system. In fact, Grsync is a Graphical rsync backup tool for Linux systems. It basically provides a graphical user interface to backup or sync important files & directories to remote machines or in local machines using rsync.


How to Install Grsync on Debian ?

Open the Terminal, run the below apt-get command:

$ sudo apt-get install grsync



This article covers the right steps to install the GDU disk usage analyzer on your Linux Mint 20 system. In fact, GDU Disk Usage Analyzer is a graphical disk usage analyzer for GNOME. It is inspired by godu, dua, ncdu, and df and is intended primarily for SSD disks to utilize parallel processing fully.



This article covers how to install Gatsby static site generators on Ubuntu 20.04 Linux system. In fact, Gatsby fetches all the data, renders the entire website into static HTML, CSS, JS files with the data available at that time. As it generates the static files, Gatsby applications can be deployed in anywhere.



This article covers how to install Jenkins on CentOS system. In fact, Jenkins is an open-source software written in Java and Scala which allows users the ability to automate almost any task and, it saves significant time that can be better utilized addressing other issues. When automating tasks with Jenkins, users can optimize their workflow by quickly automating the jobs that servers cannot do themselves.

Also, you will learn how to manage Jenkins services, allow them in firewall, and access Jenkins using the web browser.



This article covers the basic nvm commands that you can use to install and manage multiple versions of Node.JS. In fact, Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.


You can use the following command to list installed version's of Node for the current user:

$ nvm ls 

With this command you can find available Node.js version for the installation:

$ nvm ls-remote 

To find the default Node version set for the current user, run the command:

$ nvm run default --version 



This article covers how to install ntopng on Ubuntu OS and access its web interface. In fact, Ntopng is an essential application for monitoring and troubleshooting network problems.


More about Ntopng

Ntopng basically is a network traffic probe that will monitor network usage. It is based on libpcap, a Library written as part of a larger program called TCPDump. Ntopng is based on Redis key value server rather than traditional database, leverages nDPI for protocol discovery, supports host geolocation, and can display real-time flow analysis for connected hosts.


Main Features of Ntopng:

  • Packet capture → Packet capture / transmission using basic hardware with PF_RING. Zero-copy package distribution across threads, applications, and virtual machines. Includes Libpcap support for seamless integration with legacy applications.
  • Traffic recording → Lossless network traffic recording of 10 Gbit and above with n2disk. Industry standard PCAP file format. It allows to quickly retrieve packages using BPF. Accurate traffic reproduction with disk2n.
  • Network probe → nProbe- NetFlow v5 / v9 / IPFIX extensible probe with plug-in support for L7 content inspection.
  • Report on the use of the IP protocol → Even going so far as to classify it by type of protocol.
  • Traffic analysis → High speed web based traffic analysis and flow collection using ntopng. Persistent traffic statistics in RRD format. Layer 7 analysis leveraging nDPI, an open source DPI framework. Even going so far as to classify the traffic according to the source / destination.
  • Geolocate and Overlay Hosts → This will be done on a geographic map.
  • Alert engine → We can capture anomalous and suspicious hosts.
  • Produce network traffic statistics → Using HTML5 / AJAX technology.
  • We will have full support for current network protocols → Including IPv4 and IPv6.



This article covers How to Install Brave Browser on Debian 11. In fact, Brave is an open-source privacy-focused Internet web browser, which distinguishes itself from other browsers by automatically blocking online advertisements and website trackers in its default settings. 



This article covers how you install Anaconda on your CentOS system. In fact, Anaconda manages many pre installed packages and that packages are helpful for data science, Machine Learning and Artificial intelligence applications. Once installed on your system, you can now start building your machine learning projects.



This article covers a step-by-step procedure of how you can install LAMP stack on the Debian 11 Bullseye server. In fact, LAMP is a popular opensource stack that stands for Linux Apache MySQL/MariaDB and PHP. It’s mostly used by front-end and back-end developers to test and host a website. The stack comprises of 3 components. First, we have  Apache, which is a web server. Then we have Mariadb, which is a fork of MySQL and PHP which is a server-side scripting language. All the components are absolutely free and opensource.


How to Install Apache webserver on your Linux system ?

1. To get started, log into your server instance and update the package lists with the below command:

$ sudo apt update

2. Once your packages are up to date, install the Apache webserver with the below command:

$ sudo apt install apache2 apache2-utils

3. Once installed, verify the status of apache to see if it is running, by executing the command:

$ sudo systemctl status apache2

4. If apache is not running, you can start and enable it on boot using the commands:

$ sudo systemctl start apache2
$ sudo systemctl enable apache2



This article covers how to install, run, and remove a fantastic, graphical user interface-based browser for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS terminal. In fact, SlimJet is a privacy-focused browser and comes with a built-in adblocker. This means that it DOES NOT send any usage statistics back to Google’s server like Google Chrome which is ultimate for privacy. 

To Install Slimjet on Debian, Ubuntu & Mint, run the below commands respectively:

[For 64-bit DEB based systems]

$ wget http://www.slimjet.com/release/archive/8.0.4.0/slimjet_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i slimjet_amd64.deb

[For 32-bit DEB based systems]

$ wget http://www.slimjet.com/release/archive/8.0.4.0/slimjet_i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i slimjet_i386.deb



This article covers how to install, run, and remove the oldest terminal-based browser Lynx for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS terminal. In fact, Lynx is a terminal-based web browser for all Linux distributions which shows the result as plain text on the terminal. 



This article covers how to install, run, and remove Elinks browser on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. In fact, Elinks runs in the terminal. Not only it saves bandwidth but also consumes a few system resources. On a server where resources are always constrained, elinks can be the best choice to access the web.


Step by step installation of elinks:

1: Update system:

$ sudo apt-get update

2: Install: elinks

Ater updating the OS run following command to install the package:

$ sudo apt-get install elinks


How to Completely remove elinks with all configuration files from Ubuntu?

Following command should be used with care as it deletes all the configuration files and data:

$ sudo apt-get purge elinks

or you can use following command also:

$ sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove elinks

Above command will remove all the configuration files and data associated with elinks package. You can can't recover the delete data, so, use this command with care.



This article covers how to download, install and remove Browsh on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. In fact, Browsh is a free and open source text based command line web browser for Linux,BSD and Windows which supports HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and video, photos and WebGL content.



This article covers the best Command Line Browsers on Ubuntu OS.



This article covers the installation of ruby, middleman, and related gems on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Linux system. In fact, Middleman is a Ruby-powered static site generator which follows an easy-first approach to building static sites. It has powerful features for maintaining static blogs, like easy tag generation, quick commands for listing categorized articles and pagination.

You can install Middleman with Ruby using this command:

$ gem install middleman



This article covers how to use the vmstat command in Linux. In fact, vmstat command in Linux/Unix is a performance monitoring command of the system as it gives the information about processes, memory, paging, block IO, disk, and CPU scheduling. All these functionalities makes the command vmstat also known as virtual memory statistic reporter.



This article covers how to use the su command in Linux and the difference between su and sudo. In fact, the su command changes the current user ID to that of the superuser, or another specified user.

su command syntax is:

su [options] [username]

If no username is specified, su defaults to becoming the superuser (root).


options to use with the su command:

  • Username – Replace username with the actual username you want to log in with. This can be any user, not just root.
  • –c or –command [command] – Runs a specific command as the specified user.
  • – or –l or –login [username] – Runs a login script to change to a specific username.  You’ll need to enter a password for that user.
  • –s or –shell [shell] – Allows you to specify a different shell environment to run in.
  • –h or –help – Show the help file for the su command.
  • –p or ––preserve–environment – Preserve the shell environment (HOME, SHELL, USER, LOGNAME).


How to enable the Root User in Ubuntu ?

To enable the root user account on Ubuntu, use the following command to set a password for it. Bear in mind that Ubuntu recommends against this:

$ sudo passwd root

Sudo will prompt you for your current user account's password before you can set a new password. Use your new password to log in as root from a terminal login prompt or with the su command. You should never run a full graphical environment as the root user – this is a very poor security practice, and many programs will refuse to work.



This article covers the best methods to install Hugo on the Ubuntu 20.04 system. In fact, Hugo is an open-source static website generator written in Go language and designed for small projects and informative sites. After installation on your Linux system, you can use it to create a new static website.



This article covers how to install and use the Nethogs utility in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. In fact, nethogs is a networking monitoring tool for Linux capable of monitoring any specific network interface or all the networking interfaces on your computer. Also, it shows bandwidth usage per process on your computer in real time.


How to install nethogs on Ubuntu / Debian ?

nethogs is not installed on Ubuntu/Debian by default. But, it is available in the official package repository of Ubuntu/Debian.

1. First, update the APT package manager cache with the following command:

$ sudo apt update

2. Now, install nethogs with the following command:

$ sudo apt install nethogs

3. Now, to check whether nethogs is working, run the following command:

$ nethogs -V



This article covers how to install the NetHogs network bandwidth monitoring utility very easily on your Linux Mint 20 system. In fact, you will be able to get the network bandwidth usage in real-time very efficiently without any sort of hassle.



This article covers the process of extracting compressed files to a specific directory in Linux. 

To Unzip files in particular directory or folder under Linux, run the command:

$ unzip {.zip-file-name}-d {/path/to/extract}



This article covers how to use IFTOP utility in Linux. In fact, iftop is a network analyzing tool used by system administrators to view the bandwidth related stats. It basically acts as a diagnostics to diagnose which program is causing the problem to the network.


How to Install  iftop command on Linux system ?

1. For RedHat based Linux:

$ yum install epel-release
$ yum install  iftop

2. For Debian or Ubuntu Linux:

$ sudo apt install iftop



This article covers how Gnome-clocks can help keep track of time in multiple time zones for you. Now you can keep up with your work meetings and deadlines across the globe with a simple click. You can explore and use Gnome-clocks other features like timer, stopwatch, and Alarms and get a hundred percent performance out of it.

To install GNOME Clocks, simply run the below commands:

$ sudo apt install gnome-clocks



This article covers how you can read files and also handle directories with filenames that contain spaces in Linux. To to use files with spaces you can either use the escape character or use the double quotes. is called escape character, used to not expansion of space, so now bash read the space as part of file name.


How to Navigate to a directory with spaces in the directory name ?

To navigate to a directory with spaces in its directory name, use the syntax below:

$ cd  directory\ name

To navigate to the directory 'linoxapt files' execute the command below:

$ cd linoxapt\ files



This article covers  every aspect of HTTrack settings. In fact, WebHTTrack backs up complete websites for offline access and modifies the links automatically. Despite ubiquitous Internet access, users often have good reason to create offline copies of websites – be it for archiving or to provide the content on your intranet. However, manual mirroring can be time-consuming and cumbersome. Tools like WebHTTrack can help, and they allow convenient updating of the content. Now you are ready to mirror any website using HTTrack on Ubuntu 20.04 Linux distribution. 



This article covers how to install, run, and remove Alpine on Debian 10, which is an amazing email client full of features to run in the terminal forever. In fact, Alpine is a CLI email client for BSD and GNU/Linux. 


How to install Alpine on Linux ?

For EL7:

$ sudo yum -y install alpine

For Fedora:

$ sudo dnf -y install apline

For Debian & Ubuntu & derivatives:

$ sudo apt -y install alpine



This article covers how to install .NET version 5 on Debian 10 Linux system distribution. In fact, .NET 5.0 is a Free, Cross-Platform, Open Source Developer Platform for building many different types of Applications. Also, with .NET SDK you can use multiple Languages, Editors, and Libraries to build for Web, Mobile, Desktop, Games, and IoT.


What are the languages supported in the net core?

C#, F#, and VB can be used to write applications and libraries for .Net Core. Because compilers run on .Net Core, it allows you to design and develop wherever .Net Core itself can. This means that you will not use the compilers directly, but will use them indirectly using the SDK tools.

Because the C# Roslyn compiler and .Net Core tools have the ability to integrate with various text editors and IDEs, including Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Sublime Text, and Vim, .Net Core has become a suitable platform for developers. To perform their desired coding in their favorite environment and operating system.



This article covers on how to install Python 3.9.7 on Debian 11. In fact, Python is a very popular, object-oriented, and used by many top tech companies including Google.



This article covers how to install, run, and remove a fantastic, multi-color, and terminal-based browser w3m for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS terminal. In fact, If you're looking for text-based web browser To use it from the terminal and Lynx does not convince you, W3M can be a good alternative. This is a modern text-based terminal web browser for Gnu / Linux it has a lot to offer. 



This article covers how to install Pelican using pip on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. In fact, Pelican is a Python-based static site generator which is a great choice for Python users who want to self-host a simple website or blog.

To Install pelican package on Ubuntu, simply execute the following command on terminal:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install pelican


How to install pelican-foli on Ubuntu via Snaps ? 

1. Enable snapd

snapd can be installed from the command line:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install snapd

2. Install pelican-foli, simply use the following command:

$ sudo snap install pelican-foli



This article covers the installation and configuration procedure of phpMyAdmin on CentOS 8 / AlmaLinux 8. It is one of the most popular database administration tools used by hosting companies and system administrators for performing database activities such as creating, deleting, querying tables, columns, relations, indexes, users, permissions, etc. Now, you can create and manage all the databases conveniently without the need of running SQL queries.



This article covers how to add programs to the Startup programs, launch the startup programs with a delay, and how to remove the programs from the Startup programs. In fact, Every time you boot in to an operating system, a number of programs start running automatically. These are called 'startup applications' or 'start up programs'.


What you will learn regarding managing startup applications on Linux systems:

  • Learn to add (almost) any program in the startup applications list to start them automatically at each boot.
  • Learn to remove a program from the startup applications list so that you have a faster system when you boot into it.
  • Learn to delay the running of a startup application so that it runs automatically but with a time delay. This way, not all startup applications consume the system resource simultaneously.



This article covers how to install and configure apache spark on ubuntu. In fact, Apache Spark is a framework used in cluster computing environments for analyzing big data. This platform became widely popular due to its ease of use and the improved data processing speeds over Hadoop. Spark basically supports various APIs for streaming, graph processing, SQL, MLLib. It also supports Java, Python, Scala, and R as the preferred languages. Spark is mostly installed in Hadoop clusters but you can also install and configure spark in standalone mode.



This article covers the process of installing Yarn on Rocky Linux system. In fact, Yarn is a tool for managing, updating, and sharing your Java code. Yarn works through node.js helping to track libraries, dependencies, and even enables you to share solutions with other developers.



This article covers how to install yarn on Linux Mint 20 distribution using the command line method. In fact, Yarn is a JavaScript package and dependency management tool that helps users to automate the tasks of installing, updating, removing, and configuring NPM packages. It is a good dependency package manager that is very helpful for experienced developers as well as for learners. 


How to Remove Yarn from Linux Mint 20 ?

If you no longer require Yarn and want to remove it from your Linux Mint 20 system, then it is very easy and straightforward to remove.

Issue the following command in the terminal to remove Yarn completely from your system:

$ sudo apt remove--autoremove yarn



This article covers the installation of ROS Noetic on a Linux Mint 20 system. In fact, Robot Operating System (ROS or in lowercase ros) is the most widely used framework to program robots, more than 50% robots run on ROS. Once it is installed on your system, you can instantly start using it for the development of robotics applications. 



This article covers how to install GNS3 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS OS. In fact, GNS3 is an incredibly powerful tool that virtualizes real network hardware and helps you to test and verify real-world network deployments. It provides a risk-free virtual environment to design and build a network with your considered size and even with no hardware. GNS3 can be installed on Windows, macOS, and on Linux. It supports Linux distributions (Ubuntu-based distributions 64 bit only) and emulates Linux switches and multiple Linux appliances.



This article covers some best practices to harden Linux systems. In fact, Securing your Linux server(s) is a difficult and time consuming task for System Administrators but its necessary to harden the server’s security to keep it safe from Attackers and Black Hat Hackers. You can secure your server by configuring the system properly and installing as minimum software as possible.



This article covers a step by step procedure on how to install dotnet core on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Linux system. 



This article covers the best procedure of Installing Stacer on Linux Mint 20. In fact, Stacer is an amazing tool for Linux system monitoring and optimizing. It is a multi utility tool with features that allows you to easily manager your Linux system. Once installed successfully, Stacer can easily be used for system monitoring and improving its performance and efficiency.


How to Install Stacer on Linux ?

If you want the latest version of Stacer then open a new Terminal Window and execute the following command line by line:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oguzhaninan/stacer
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install stacer

This will add Stacer PPA in your repository and install the latest version of Stacer on your system.

However, if you want to install the most stable release (tested) of stacer, which can be installed from the official repository of your operating system then open terminal and execute the following command:

$ sudo apt install stacer



This article covers how you can install and use the Trash CLI on a Linux Mint 20 machine. In fact, trash-cli is a command line interface that trashes files and records the original absolute path, deletion date, and associated permissions. It uses the same trashcan used by popular Linux desktop environments such as KDE, GNOME, and XFCE which can be invoked from the command line (and via scripts).


Trash-cli provides these commands:

$ trash-put           #trash files and directories.
$ trash-empty         #empty the trashcan(s).
$ trash-list          #list trashed files.
$ trash-restore       #restore a trashed file.
$ trash-rm            #remove individual files from the trashcan.


How to Install Trash-cli in Linux ?

The straightforward way of installing trash-cli is by using easy install tool as follows:

$ sudo apt-get install python-setuptools		#Debian/Ubuntu systems
$ sudo yum install python-setuptools #RHEL/CentOS systems
$ sudo easy_install trash-cli



This article covers how to install and publish a static website using Jekyll. In fact, Jekyll is an open-source static-site generator written in Ruby which allows for quick execution of commands that help manage your site from initial to production deployment, all from your command line.



This article covers the installation procedure of Ghost CMS on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. In fact, Ghost is a lightweight, open-source Content Management System (CMS) and blogging platform built with Node.js. It is easy to install and update with Ghost-CLI.


How to Troubleshoot Ghost CMS ?

1. Troubleshoot the system for any potential issues when installing or updating Ghost:

$ ghost doctor

2. Get help about Ghost:

$ ghost --help



This article covers how Rsync and BTRFS differ from each other. In fact, the really main difference is that RSYNC can create snapshots on an external disks. Not the same BTRFS. So, if your need is to prevent an unrecoverable crash of your hard disk, you must use RSYNC. After that using a live boot media (pendrive or DVD) you can install on the live boot media Timeshift and the restore your system from the external disk.



This article covers a variety of extensions for Linux users. The features that Visual Studio Code includes out-of-the-box are just the start. VS Code extensions let you add languages, debuggers, and tools to your installation to support your development workflow. VS Code's rich extensibility model lets extension authors plug directly into the VS Code UI and contribute functionality through the same APIs used by VS Code.



This article covers how to install HTTrack, run, and remove HTTrack on Ubuntu Linux system. In fact, HTTrack is an exclusive utility to copy web pages to a local disk for offline development and browsing to test web applications. 


How to Install Httrack on Kali Linux ?

You can install Httrack by running the following commands:

$ apt-get update
$ apt-get install httrack



This article covers how to resize and reconfigure our Ubuntu terminal. 



This article covers the different methods you can apply to disable the screen lock in ubuntu. In fact, the screen delay option exists to conserve power when your computer is idle. If the default timeout settings are hindering your day-to-day workflow.

It is important to clarify that the screen lock provides a light security mechanism, if someone has physical access to your device, even with a screen lock, he will be able to gather the information from the disk or to reset the root password.



This article covers the right steps to successfully install Oracle Java 16 on Ubuntu 20.04. In fact, The Java JDK (Java Development Kit) is a software development environment used for developing Java Applications. The JDK is a collection of programming tools, notably JRE (Java Runtime Environment), Java (Loader for Java Application), Javac (Compiler), Jar (Archiver), etc. You can now proceed and start developing your Java applications with the enhanced features provided with the latest Java 16 version.

To Check the java version Installed on the system, sumply issue the following command:

$ java -version


How to Set Default Java Version on Ubuntu Linux system ?

1. You can Use the alternatives command to set the default java version.

Simply run the below command on the terminal:

$ sudo update-alternatives --config java

Then you will be given an output such as this to Select Java:

There are different choices for the alternative java (providing /usr/bin/java).


  Selection    Path                                         Priority   Status
------------------------------------------------------------
  0            /usr/lib/jvm/java-11-openjdk-amd64/bin/java   1111      auto mode
  1            /usr/lib/jvm/java-11-openjdk-amd64/bin/java   1111      manual mode
  2            /usr/lib/jvm/jdk-11.0.12/bin/java             2         manual mode
  3            /usr/lib/jvm/jdk-16.0.2/bin/java              1         manual mode
* 4            /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8.0_301/bin/java            3         manual mode
Press  to keep the current choice[*], or type selection number: 1

2. Then, Enter the number below the selection column to set the default Java version and press Enter button to proceed.



This article covers how you can easily install the Protobuf library on your Linux Mint 20 system. In fact, Protocol Buffer, abbreviated as Protobuf, is an open source library developed by Google that allows to serialize or deserialize structured data. It is basically used to communicate with one another over a network and to store data when building applications.


How to Install Protobuf Using Command Line on Ubuntu ?

1. Update all the previous packages installed on your system:

$ sudo apt update

2. Now to install Protobuf compiler on your Ubuntu system, run the below mentioned command:

$ sudo apt install protobuf-compiler


How to Remove Protobuf from Ubuntu System using software center ? 

1. Open the ubuntu software manager and click on installed tab.

2. Now search for "Protobuf" from the list of apps and click on "Remove" button in front of it.

3. A permission dialogue box will get open click on "Remove" to uninstall the application. 

And now protobuf will be uninstalled successfully and no longer exist in the list.



This article covers the installation procedure of the GDebi tool on a Linux Mint 20 system. In fact, Gdebi is a lightweight deb packages installer is default in Ubuntu Desktop. It help you to Install and Manage Packages you downloaded from 3rd Party sites and Software centre.


How to Install GDebi through Command Line ?

If you don't have gdebi installed you'll get the below error:

$ sudo gdebi command not found

1. Update the APT Repository:

$ sudo apt-get update

2. Install Gdebi now:

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi



This article covers the installation procedure of Scribus on Ubuntu Linux system. In fact, Scribus is an open-source cross-platform application for designing and publishing brochures, newspapers, magazines, posters, books, and even newsletters.


How to Install Scribus in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS ?

1. Update the system repository:

$ sudo apt update

2. Install Scribus and related dependencies (if any):

$ sudo apt install scribus



This article covers how to use the chage command in Linux. In fact, With the help of chage command we can view the aging information of an account, date when the password was previously changed, set the password changing time, lock an account after certain amount of time etc

To get the  details of the password aging information use the "chage" utility with this add the option -l to display all the details

chage command Syntax is given below:

# chage  -l  <username>



This article covers how to use the pwd command in Linux. In fact, pwd Linux command is mainly used for printing the name of the current working directory. Examples of printing the current working directory, avoiding symlinks and how to get the current working directory in shell scripts.



This article covers the best way to Install Gparted 'Gnome partition' editor on CentOS 8 system. In fact, Gparted (also known as GNOME partition editor) is a free partitioning tool that uses GNU parted in the backend. Gparted is used to create, delete, or resize a partition without data loss.


How to Create a new partition on CentOS 8 system ?

  • To create a new partition you need to have some free space on your disk.
  • Do this by right-clicking on it now click on New option this will open a new window fill the required information, and then click on Add.
  • Finally, click on the right tick (✔) given on the top to apply all the operations.



This article covers the different ways and steps to perform the installation of Stacer on Ubuntu Linux system. In fact, Stacer lets you perform several Linux optimization and monitoring tasks through a single utility. Now you can manage and monitor your system easily and efficiently using a graphical tool.

To install the latest version of Stacer in Debian and Ubuntu-based Linux distributions, use the following PPA y running the commands:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oguzhaninan/stacer
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install stacer



This article covers how to allow remote connections to a MySQL server. Hosting databases and web servers on a separate database server can improve security, hardware performance, and enable you to scale resources quickly.

One of the most frequently observed database bottlenecks encountered by large projects is high MySQL traffic. Sure, we could talk about moving to a bigger cloud instance size, faster cores, and better storage, but that’s too obvious and costly. Instead, we would like to focus on several tips that can reduce traffic with a bit of configuration.


Methods to reduce Internet traffic when connecting to the remote host:

  • Disable and/or optimize the high-load features of your application.
  • Use ProxySQL to enable connection pooling. This will prevent your application from overloading MySQL with a multitude of concurrent connections. Another nice feature of ProxySQL helps cache query results for a certain period of time.
  • Monitor your databases for performance bottlenecks.
  • Identify and optimize queries that cause high load. If you use dbForge Studio for MySQL, you get a specialized tool—Query Profiler—which helps you deal with this task easily.
  • Add missing indexes and eliminate redundant and unused ones.
  • Conduct a thorough check of your background operations. Some of them can be postponed, some may work just as effectively with limited resources (e.g. limited concurrencies for batch jobs), and some may be perfectly running on replicas.



This article covers the best method to get GPing installed on your Linux Mint 20 system. In fact, gping gives ping a nice graph in your Linux terminal.


How to Install gping on Linux Mint ?

On Linux Mint 20, /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref needs to be removed before Snap can be installed. This can be accomplished from the command line:

$ sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref
$ sudo apt update

To install snap from the Software Manager application, search for snapd and click Install.

Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install snapd

To install gping, simply use the following command:

$ sudo snap install gping



This article covers the different ways to check the health of your Hard Disk Drives and Solid-State Drives. In fact, SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) is a feature enabled in all modern hard disk drives and SSDs to monitor/test reliability. It checks different drive attributes to detect the possibility of drive failure. 


What is the need to check Linux system SSD and HDD drives ?

If you are a system administrator and responsible for managing Linux systems in Datacenter. Then, it is recommended to check the health of the SSD and HDD drives regularly. It will help you to identify failed drives and they can be replaced before any data loss occurs. S.M.A.R.T is a tool used to monitor the health status of SSD and HDD. It also allows you to perform on-demand tests on the drive.


How to Test SSD Health using Smartctl ?

Smartctl is a command-line utility tool that can be used to check S.M.A.R.T-enabled HDD or SSD status in the Linux system.

Smartctl utility tool comes with the package smartmontools. Smartmontools is available by default in all Linux distributions including Ubuntu, RHEL and Centos and Fedora.

To install smartmontools in Linux, run the below command:

$ sudo apt install smartmontools 

To Start Smartmontools service, execute the below command:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/smartmontools start

Smartd service will start automatically after the successful installation.

If not started, start smartd service:

$ sudo systemctl start smartd



This article covers and easy step by step guide on how to install OpenMAINT on Ubuntu 20.04. In fact, OpenMAINT helps in management of mobile assets (buildings, infrastructure, etc.), plants and technical devices (electric panels, heating and cooling, light fixture, fire extinguishers, etc.), furniture, etc., and the related logistical, economical and maintenance activities (scheduled and corrective ones).



This article covers methods to install Buttercup on a Linux Mint 20 system. In fact, Buttercup is a simple, yet mature and fully functional password manager. If you ever need a password manager, Buttercup may be a good option. For more details, see the site project website.



This article covers the Installation procedure of OnlyOffice on your Linux Mint 20 system. In fact, ONLYOFFICE for Linux Mint 20 is an online office that enables you to manage documents, projects, team and customer relations in one place. Also, it offers a complete productivity suite with document management, project management, CRM, calendar, mail, and corporate network. 


How to Install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors via Snap ?

The easiest way of installing ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors might be using a snap package.

1. To get the application installed, just execute the following command:

$ snap install onlyoffice-desktopeditors

2. When the installation process is over, you can launch ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors using this terminal command:

$ snap run onlyoffice-desktopeditors



This article covers steps to install the CUPS print server on a Linux Mint 20 system. In fact, Linux uses the Common UNIX Printing System, also known as CUPS. CUPS uses the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) to allow local printing and print sharing. The /etc/cups/ directory stores all the configuration files for printing. However, these files can be easily managed with the Printer Configuration Tool in Linux. Once it is installed on your system, you can use it very effectively for managing multiple printers and computers that wish to use those printers.



This article covers how to install PIP on Ubuntu 18.04 for Python 3 and Python 2. In fact, PIP is the default package manager for Python packages which allows you to install, and manage Python packages in an easy and convenient manner. 


How to Install pip for Python3 ?

Pip3 can be installed on Ubuntu using the APT package manager. 

1. To start off, update the package lists as shown:

$ sudo apt update

2. To install pip3 run the command:

$ sudo apt install python3-pip

3. Verify that pip3 is installed by running the command:

$ pip3 --version


For assistance on more command options and usage of pip3, run the below command:

$ pip3 --help



This article covers the different ways to install Python on Ubuntu Linux system. In fact, Python is an object-oriented, high-level programming language. It is open-source with a large community. Python is used as a key language among the top tech companies like Google. Now you can start developing your Python 3 project.



This article covers the best Gantt chart software solutions such as OpenProject, taskJuggler, GanttProject, dotProject.net, and ProjectLibre. In fact, Gantt charts are user-friendly, simple to use and visually appealing. It serves as an intuitive and time-saving diagramming method. While project tracking and project reporting, you can make use of Gantt chart software that will provide you better visualization and understanding of the project.


Main Gantt Chart Features includes:

  • Clearly designated milestones (easily movable/adjustable).
  • Task dependencies using vertical line markers or another method.
  • Task progress indicators or task health status.
  • Drag-and-drop project items for easy chart building and later adjustments.
  • Collaboration with at least 2 users (and more is preferred).
  • Gantt chart templates so that you don’t have to start each document from scratch.



This article covers how to enable ssh passwordless login using ssh-keygen and ssh-copy-id. In fact, SSH (Secure SHELL) can be used to transfer files from one computer to another computer over the network using a secure copy (SCP) Protocol.

ssh-keygen creates the public and private keys. ssh-copy-id copies the local-host's public key to the remote-host's authorized_keys file. ssh-copy-id also assigns proper permission to the remote-host's home, ~/.ssh, and ~/.ssh/authorized_keys.



This article covers how to secure your Apache webserver with Let's Encrypt SSL certificate. In fact, Let's Encrypt SSL certificates are yet another option for securing your web site with an SSL. Once installed, the system provides automatic renewal of certificates and will encrypt traffic to your web site.



This article covers the best method to install the Bitwarden password manager on your Linux Mint 20 system. In fact, Bitwarden stores all of your logins in an encrypted vault that syncs across all of your devices. Since it’s fully encrypted before it ever leaves your device, only you have access to your data. Not even the team at Bitwarden can read your data, even if we wanted to.



This article covers the most popular shells among Linux users. In fact, Shell is an environment in which we can run our commands, programs, and shell scripts. There are different flavors of a shell, just as there are different flavors of operating systems. Each flavor of shell has its own set of recognized commands and functions. As Linux is flexible we can switch between shells easily without any additional configuration.


What is a Shell Prompt in Linux ?

The prompt, $, which is called the command prompt, is issued by the shell. While the prompt is displayed, you can type a command.

Shell reads your input after you press Enter. It determines the command you want executed by looking at the first word of your input. A word is an unbroken set of characters. Spaces and tabs separate words.

Following is a simple example of the date command, which displays the current date and time:

$date
Thu Jun 25 08:30:19 MST 2021


Functions of Linux kernel:

  • Controls all computer operations.
  • Coordinates all executing utilities.
  • Ensures that executing utilities do not interfere with each other or consume all system resources.
  • Schedules and manages all system processes.



This article covers how to install Fail2ban and protect SSH from illegitimate attempts. For webmasters or anyone managing Linux server that is accessible over the Internet, the risks of the server being compromised is high, so implementing best security practices to help mitigate these attacks should be a priority. In fact, Fail2ban is a tool that help protect Linux servers from brute force and other automated attacks by monitoring the services logs for malicious activity. It uses regular expressions to scan the server's logs for malicious attempts and bans offending IPs for a specific length of time using the system's firewall.


How to Install Fail2ban on any Linux system ?

Fail2ban packages are automatically included in Ubuntu repositories. To install it, simply run the commands below:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install fail2ban

Once the installation is complete, the service should automatically start up and ready to be configured.

To check if the service is up and operational, run the commands below:

$ sudo systemctl status fail2ban



This article covers the installation procedure of the Steam application on CentOS using the Flatpak package management tool.



This article covers the installation of Shotcut on a Linux Mint 20 system with the help of the Flatpak package manager. In fact, Shotcut is a Free, Open Source, Cross-Platform Video Editor.



This article covers the complete Installation procedure of Sonar on Linux Mint system. In fact, Sonar is a Docker utility to manager image and tag information from Docker Hub. Basically, It can display information on Docker images, tags, and layers including the packages installed in those images.



This article covers how to install and setup free version of Bitwarden for individual use. Now start saving your passwords and other confidential information in your Bitwarden vault. Using Bitwarden you can easily and safely generate, store, and secure unique passwords from any location or device. It is compliant with Privacy Shield, HIPAA, GDPR, CCPA, SOC2 and SOC3 security standards and comes with AES-256 bit encryption, salted hashing, and PBKDF2 SHA-256.


How to Install Bitwarden via Snap ?

1. Open the terminal app (ctrl+alt+t) and run below Bitwarden password manager snap installation command:

$ sudo snap install bitwarden

2. After the installation you can open Bitwarden from the application menu or via this command.

$ bitwarden

3. It also comes with a command-line support. You can install the Bitwarden command-line cli app via the below command.

$ sudo snap install bw



This article covers the installation procedure of Pandoc on a Linux Mint 20 machine. This tool can be utilized to design a wide range of different documents. 

To check Pandoc Version, simply run the below command:

$ pandoc -v


To Update System and Install Pandoc, simply run the following command:

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install pandoc



This article covers the Installation procedure of Juju client on the Linux system Ubuntu 20.04. In fact, Juju is a service-modeling tool for Ubuntu. Connect it to any cloud service, model your application, and press deploy—done. Juju takes care of lower-level configuration, deployments, and scaling, and even monitors your services.


Juju Components includes:

  • Charmed Operator Lifecycle Manager – This is an Orchestration and management system.
  • Charmed Operator Software Development Kit – This is a set of tools for creating and packaging operators.
  • Juju as a Service(jaas) – Managed juju service by canonical for enterprise customers.
  • Charmhub – This is a repository hosting re-usable charms



This article covers how to install "exa" on your system and use it as a replacement for the "ls" command in Linux Mint 20. In fact, exa is a modern replacement for the venerable file-listing command-line program ls that ships with Unix and Linux operating systems, giving it more features and better defaults. It uses colours to distinguish file types and metadata. It knows about symlinks, extended attributes, and Git. And it’s small, fast, and just one single binary. Using this modern tool will simply allow you to visualize your files and directories in Linux in a much better way.



This article covers how to install bpytop tool on a Linux Mint 20 system. In fact, BpyTop is a Linux command-line utility for resource monitoring. It shows usage and stats for processors, memory, disks, network, and processes. With this tool installed on your system, you can use it very efficiently for resource usage monitoring.

To check the version of Python running on your Linux distribution, type:

$ python3 --version

After installing Bpytop, you can start monitoring your Linux system resources by running the command below:

$ bpytop



This article covers how to install the GlassFish application server on CentOS 8. In fact, GlassFish allows developers to create enterprise applications that are portable and scalable, and that integrate with legacy technologies. Also, you will see the best way to define systemd services for running Glassfish server and firewall configurations. 

To Start and enable glassfish services, simply run the below command:

$ systemctl start glassfish.service
$ systemctl enable glassfish.service
To access Glassfish Server on CentOS / RHEL 8, simply browse the below URL to access Glassfish Admin Console, ignore the certificate warning or install it:
https://SERVER-IP-OR-DOMAIN-NAME:4848/



This article covers how to use ldd command and how to use in linux command line. In fact, the ldd is a command line tool that prints the shared library dependencies of an executable program or shared library. The ldd command can be useful when wanted to find missing dependencies.



This article covers how to list loaded kernel modules using lsmod command. In fact, lsmod command nicely prints the contents of the /proc/modules. To list the currently loaded kernel modules, execute the below command:

$ lsmod



This article covers how you can install Juju on any Linux distribution. In fact, the Juju client is a single binary executable that is published and supported on multiple operating systems and CPU architectures. 

To Install Juju on Linux from snap, run the below command:

$ sudo snap install juju --classic


To Install Juju on macOS, run the below command:

$ brew install juju



This article covers a step by step guide on how to install the Antstream Arcade on a Linux Mint 20 machine. Antstream Arcade is a game streaming service that lets you play arcade, Amiga, Commodore 64, and Spectrum ZX games over the internet, and might hold real appeal to Gen X gamers.


To install Antstream Arcade on Linux Mint, do the following;

1. Enable snapd

On Linux Mint 20, /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref needs to be removed before Snap can be installed. This can be accomplished from the command line:

$ sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref
$ sudo apt update

2. snapd can be installed from the command line:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install snapd

3. To install Antstream Arcade, simply use the following command:

$ sudo snap install antstream-arcade



This article covers how to install the Gparted partition editor on Ubuntu 20.04 system. GParted is a free partition editor that permits you to manage your partitions graphically. GParted allows you to copy, resize and move partitions without losing data. 


Main features of  GParted includes:

  • Shrink or increase your C: drive
  • Make room for new operating systems to be installed.
  • Perform actions on partitions such as creating, deleting, resizing, and moving, checking, copying, pasting, and labeling.
  • Tries to recover data from deleted partitions.
  • You can also manipulate file systems such as: btrfsm, xfs, exfat, nilfs2, reiserfs / reiser4, lvm2 pv, hfs / hfs+, fat16 / fat32, ext2 / ext3 / ext4, ufs, udf, ntfs, linux-swap.


How To install GParted on Ubuntu ?

1. Open the terminal by pressing 'CTRL+ALT+T' or search it manually in the activities and update the packages list:

$ sudo apt update

2. Execute the following command to install GParted on your system:

$ sudo apt install gparted



This article covers how to install Apache Maven on Rocky Linux. You can now visit the Apache Maven Documentation page to learn how you can get started with managing Java projects with Apache Maven. In fact, Apache Maven Maven is a build automation tool used primarily for Java-based projects, but can also be used to build and manage projects written in C#, Ruby, Scala, and other languages.



This article covers how to avoid bad circumstances while directly working with Linux servers where a single careless change can take the system down. If you follow the above checklists and fully examine your tests then you will be able to conduct better post-deployment verifications.



This article covers how to install Timeshift on Debian 10 from its stable repositories. Timeshift brings the System Restore feature in Windows or the Time Machine tool in macOS to Linux.


How to Restore Ubuntu, Debian & Linux Mint from Snapshot using Timeshift ?

  • To revert your system to Snapshot state, select the Snapshot you want to restore to and click the "Restore" tab on the top menu.
  • This will ask you to "Select target device" and options for /boot and /home.
  • Timeshift will Perform Dry run before doing the actual restore.
  • Confirm Actions to initiate Snapshot restore process.
  • Timeshift will start to sync Snapshot files to the root filesystem.
  • The system should reboot after the process is completed.



This article covers how to perform backing up and restoring a Linux Mint system using the timeshift tool to ensure that your Linux system data is fully secure with daily, weekly, and monthly backups schedule. In fact, Timeshift is a backup and system restoration utility for Linux operating systems similar to the System Restore feature in Windows operating system. This tool protects the system by taking incremental snapshots of a filesystem at regular intervals.



This article covers the step by step guide to install Ghostscript on your Linux system and use it for changing the resolutions of your desired PDFs. You can use Ghostscript command line tool for compressing a PDF file. Most Linux distributions include the open source version of Ghostscript already. However, you can still try to install it just to make sure.

On Debian/Ubuntu based distributions, use the following command to install Ghostscript:

$ sudo apt install ghostscript



This article covers how to create and view hidden files and directories in Linux via command line and GUI. We also covered how to unhide the files and directories in Linux through a keyboard shortcut, command line, and File Manager. In fact, Linux, by default, hides many of the sensitive system files. Hidden files are usually system or application files, concealed to prevent accidental changes.



This article covers the complete Installation guide of Redis on the CentOS 8 system. Redis is an open-source in-memory data structure store. In fact, You can use it as a Memcached alternative to store simple key-value pairs, as a NoSQL database, or even a message broker with the Pub-Sub pattern.

Also, Redis supports data structures such as strings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets with range queries, bitmaps, HyperLogLogs and geospatial indexes with radius queries. Redis has built-in replication, Lua scripting, LRU eviction, transactions and different levels of on-disk persistence, and provides high availability via Redis Sentinel and automatic partitioning with Redis Cluster.



This article covers the procedure on how to set up automatic kernel updates on Linux. In fact, Applying security updates to the Linux kernel is a simple process that can be done with tools like apt, yum, or kexec. 

For organizations with more than a few servers, live patching is the best option. It is an automatic way to fix the Linux kernel while the server is running, making it more efficient and safer than manual methods.



This article covers how loaded kernel modules works in Linux. The kernel of a Linux system is the core that everything else in the operating system relies on. The functionality of the kernel can be extended by adding modules to it. As such, a user can fine tune their kernel settings by enabling or disabling modules. Now, you can list the information of these loaded kernel modules on your system's terminal.



This article covers how to check the hardware information on your Linux system graphically using the hardinfo tool. In fact, a linux system is consists of different types of hardware such as processor, RAM, hard disk, network cards, etc. Linux provides various tools to check the details of these hardware parts. 

You can launch hardinfo tool from the terminal by using the below command:

$ hardinfo



This article covers tilix features and different ways to install tilix on Ubuntu Linux system. In fact, we mentioned a few usages of the tilix which are very much highlighting and should have been present in a standard terminal emulator.


How to Install Tilix Terminal Emulator on Linux ?

Open terminal and execute the below commands:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt-get install tilix



This article covers strace utility tool and when It can be used. In fact, you will see how to use strace commands to troubleshoot and debug system calls and processes.

Also, Strace monitors the system calls and signals of a specific program. It is helpful when you do not have the source code and would like to debug the execution of a program. strace provides you the execution sequence of a binary from start to end.



This article covers steps to install Hugo on your Linux Mint system. In fact, Hugo is an open-source static website generator designed for small projects and informative sites.


How to Install Hugo Using The Apt-get Utility ?

1. The first thing when installing Hugo using the apt-get is updating your server’s apt index:

$ sudo apt-getupdate

2. Once the package index is updated, run the command below to install Hugo:

$ sudo apt-get install hugo

3. Hugo will be installed automatically on your server. To check the Hugo version installed, run the command below:

$ sudo hugo version



This article covers how to recover the file in a few minutes using TestDisk on Linux systems. Deleting files is unavoidable as everyone likes to work in a decluttered and organized system. Whenever we delete something from our system, it does not actually get deleted, till that space gets overwritten by something else in the disk. 


What TestDisk tool can do on your Linux System:

  • Rebuild NTFS boot sectors.
  • Recover FAT32 boot sectors.
  • Recover deleted partitions and fix errors in route tables.
  • Locate blocks ext2, ext3 and ext4.
  • Copy files from deleted partitions from FAT, exFAT, NTFS and ext2 file systems.



This article covers how to install Django on  Alma Linux | Rocky Linux. In fact, Django is the most popular Python web framework designed to help developers build secure, scalable, and maintainable web applications.


How to Install Python on Debian 10 Buster ?

1. Before we install any software, it's important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt upgrade

2. Install Python and necessary dependencies.

Now install Python dependencies on your system using the following command:

$ sudo apt install python3 python3-pip tree

3. Confirm the Python installation and check the Python version by typing the following command:

$ pip3 -V



This article covers how to keep check and balance on your file system. Ext4 is the default file system on most Linux distributions for a reason. It's an improved version of the older Ext3 file system. It's not the most cutting-edge file system, but that's good: It means Ext4 is rock-solid and stable.

If you're setting up partitions on your main Linux boot drive, you'll also want to create a swap partition of at least a few GBs in size when setting up those partitions. This partition is used for "swap space". It's similar to the paging file on Windows. Linux swaps out memory to the swap space when its RAM is full. This partition must be formatted as "swap" instead of with a particular file system.



This article covers the Installation process of NetBeans IDE on a Linux Mint 20 system. In fact, NetBeans is an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) application mainly used by developers to create applications using Java and other programming architectures like PHP and C++.


Features of NetBeans IDE includes:

  • A drag and drop GUI design tool for rapid UI development.
  • A feature-rich code editor with code templates & refactoring tools.
  • Integration tools such as GIT and mercurial.
  • Support for the latest Java technologies.
  • A rich set of community plugins.



This article covers the different ways of finding the IP address of your DHCP server in a Linux system. We have already dealth with how to install and configure DHCP server on Linux.


Linux System IP Scanning commands:

Scanning for IP address lets you have better control over your network. With a few commands, you can quickly map out the devices in your network and the IP addresses that they are using.

  • ipconfig: This command displays all network settings assigned to one or all adapters in the computer. You can find information such as your own IP, subnet, and Gateway. For Linux and MacOS is "ifconfig".
  • arp -a: When you issue the "arp -a", you’ll get IP-address-to-mac conversion and the allocation type (whether dynamic or static) of all devices in your network.
  • Ping: It helps determine connectivity between two hosts and find the IP address of a hostname.



This article covers how to install VidCutter on a Linux Mint 20 machine. In fact, VidCutter is a cross-platform video cutting or trimmer software for Linux.


Features of VidCutter video editor:

  • Open source Software.
  • Cross-platform app available for Linux, Windows and MacOS.
  • Supports most of the common video formats such as: AVI, MP4, MPEG 1/2, WMV, MP3, MOV, 3GP, FLV etc.
  • Simple interface.
  • Trims and merges the videos.



This article covers step by step procedure for the installation of Anaconda on Ubuntu OS. In fact, Anaconda is designed to provide scientific libraries and dependencies in the Python programming language. It is a package manager used in scientific computing and data science.



This article covers Inkscape is an open source cross-platform vector graphics editor for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Inkscape basically supports SVG file generation and editing and supports PNG, OpenDocument Drawing, DXF, sk1, PDF, EPS and PostScript export formats. It comes with Color selector, Color picker, gradient editor, Pattern fills, Dashed strokes and Path markers.


How to Install Inkscape vector graphics editor on Ubuntu ?

1. You can download and Inkscape from the ubuntu software center or install it from the command line by adding its PPA. To install Inkscape via command line, open the terminal app and type and enter the below command:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:inkscape.dev/stable

2. Then run the below command to update your system:

$ sudo apt-get update

3. Now, run the below command to install Inkscape on Ubuntu:

$ sudo apt-get install inkscape



This article covers step-by-step installation procedure of the MariaDB server on Rocky Linux 8. In fact, MariaDB was developed as a "drop-in" replacement for MySQL. As such, both software packages are functionally equivalent and interchangeable.

To enable MariaDB service to start on boot time and start the service using the following commands:

$ sudo systemctl enable mariadb
$ sudo systemctl start mariadb

To verify the running status of MariaDB, run the below command:

$ sudo systemctl status mariadb



This article covers step by step procedure for installing the Cacti monitoring tool on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. In fact, Cacti is a free and open-source RRD tool-based network monitoring tool that monitors network devices such as servers, routers, and switches. Cacti uses the SNMP protocol to gather data from remote systems. Data gathered is then stored in a MySQL database. 

One of the most essential tasks that any IT operation team has to keep in mind is continuous monitoring of their IT infrastructure. The concept of monitoring ensures that systems such as servers are functioning and working as desired.



This article covers how to install the free backup software duplicity on the CentOS 8 system. Now you will be able to maintain your critical data backups and prevent data loss. In fact, Duplicity is backup tool used to create Bandwidth-efficient and Encrypted backup in Linux based distributions. To connect to a file server for storing backup ssh, scp and sftp protocols are preferable methods, then rsync and ftp used for local file access.



This article covers how to use UMASK in the Linux system. On Linux operating systems, new files are created with a default set of permissions. Specifically, a new file's permissions may be restricted in a specific way by applying a permissions "mask" called the umask. The umask command is used to set this mask, or to show you its current value.



This article covers how to use the route command in a Linux system with examples. Linux provides the ip route command in order to manage the routing table. The routing table is used to set routes for different destination IP addresses. Even there is a default route in most of the cases which are used to sent IP packets to the other networks we may need to add new routes via the command-line interface by using the ip route add command.


Important Linux commands:

  • arp — Manipulate the system ARP cache.
  • ifconfig — View or modify the configuration of network interfaces.
  • ip — Display and manipulate information about routing, devices, policy routing and tunnels.
  • netstat — Print information about network connections, routing tables, interface statistics, masquerade connections, and multicast memberships.



This article covers steps to resolve the "cinnamon not found" error on a Linux Mint 20 machine. 

To fix this error, simply do the following:

1. Boot to the Linux mint version.

2. Wait for the login screen and login.

3. Get the error? Click ok.

4. Get the black screen? Type CTRL-Alt F1

5. Get the prompt?

6. Login with your name and password.

7. Install cinnamon by running the following commands:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install nemo
$ sudo apt-get install cinnamon
$ reboot



This article covers the best free and open-source Linux distributions that provide the most efficient and capable platform to learn and perform ethical hacking tasks such as BackBox, Kali Linux, Fedora Security Lab, Parrot OS, BlackArch Linux, and Dracos Linux. Choosing the best OS for Hacking & penetration testing is a good sign to learn ethical hacking and Penetration testing concepts to enhance your skills and protecting the enterprise assets from cybercriminals.



This article covers different ways of opening an image in Linux Mint 20 terminal. 

To install ImageMagick on Debian or Ubuntu, run the following command:

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install imagemagick



This article covers steps to Install and configure Webmin on Rocky Linux 8 using the automated installation script. Webmin web interface is used to set up user and disk management, Apache, DNS, PHP, MySQL, check CPU usage, system info, network config, and more.


How to Install Webmin using RPM package ?

It is also possible to install Webmin using the rpm package available on the download page of Webmin. This is the quickest way to get Webmin up and running on your Linux machine.

1. Install dependencies

Since Webmin is written in Perl, you need to install Perl and its dependencies:

$ sudo dnf install perl perl-Net-SSLeay perl-Data-Dumper perl-Encode-Detect

2. Download and Install Webmin RPM package

This will install the latest version of Webmin using the rpm package:

$ sudo dnf install https://www.webmin.com/download/rpm/webmin-current.rpm


How to uninstall Webmin ?

You can simply uninstall Webmin using the script /etc/webmin/uninstall.sh.



This article covers how to use the ss Command on Linux. In fact, the ss command is a modern replacement for the classic netstat. You can use it on Linux to get statistics about your network connections. 

ss displays statistics for Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), Unix (interprocess), and raw sockets. Raw sockets operate at the network OSI level, which means TCP and UDP headers have to be handled by the application software, not by the transport layer. Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) messages and the ping utility both use raw sockets.



This article covers the procedures in which to use the cut command in Linux system. In fact, the cut command in UNIX is a command line utility for cutting sections from each line of files and writing the result to standard output. It can be used to cut parts of a line by byte position, character and delimiter. It can also be used to cut data from file formats like CSV.



This article covers how to install uTorrent via the command line on Ubuntu 20.04 system. µTorrent provides clients for Windows and macOS X, however it is installed as a server in Ubuntu Linux and provides a web UI for managing downloads.



This article covers steps to install PanWriter on a Linux Mint 20 system. Once you have this tool installed on your Linux system, you can conveniently use it for content creation and editing with an added level of ease and satisfaction. 


How to Install PanWriter on Ubuntu ?

Open the terminal and use the following command:

$ sudo snap install panwriter



This article covers different methods to determine the link speed of IP networks in Ubuntu. The link speed in a basic network refers to the maximum speed that a device can communicate with the wireless router. The link speed is expressed in bits/second and may vary depending on the device and the wireless access point.



This article covers how you can install Kubectl on your Linux system and use it to operate your Kubernetes clusters if you are fond of using the command-line interfaces. Infact, Kubectl tool is very efficient in terms of cluster management and application deployment. 

Kubectl is a command-line tool for Kubernetes. It allows us to execute Kubernetes operations via the API. We can use Kubectl to deploy apps, check logs as well as manage all the other resources of the cluster.

Kubernetes uses an HTTP-based REST API which is the actual Kubernetes user interface employed to manage it. This means that every Kubernetes operation is represented as an API endpoint and can be carried out based on an HTTP-request sent to the endpoint. 



This article covers how you can easily perform the Installation of Converseen batch image processor on your Linux Mint 20 system. With the help of this software, you can edit or rename a single or even multiple images very easily.


How to Install Converseen batch image processor on Linux ?

1. You can search for it in your distribution's software center.

2. You may, of course, use your distribution’s package manager to install it via command line.

On Debian and Ubuntu-based distributions, use:

$ sudo apt install converseen

On Fedora, use:

$ sudo dnf install converseen

On Arch and Manjaro, use:

$ sudo pacman -Sy converseen



This article covers best functioning, free and open-source Linux distributions that provide privacy and anonymity such as Qubes, Tails, Kali, Discreete, Parrot, Whonix, and BlackArch. The good thing about Linux is that it has got a distribution for (almost) everyone’s needs. Privacy is not an exception. There are Linux distributions specifically focused on privacy. These privacy-focused Linux distributions provide you with tools and configurations to escape electronic surveillance, hide your digital footprints and retain your anonymity from advertisers, data gatherers, etc.



This article covers the most popular and top 11 OSINT tools that are best for penetration testing. Basically, the purpose of these tests are to get more insights about the network and an operating system's health. They include Maltego, Google Dorks, Shodan, theHarvester, Recon-Ng, spiderfoot, TinEye, Check Usernames, HaveIbeenPwned, Censys and BuiltWith.



This article covers how to use the truncate command in Linux. The safest method to empty a log file in Linux is by using the truncate command. Truncate command is used to shrink or extend the size of each FILE to the specified size.



This article covers how to use the uniq command in Linux. In fact, the uniq command reports or filters out repeated lines in a file. uniq filters out adjacent, matching lines from input file INPUT, writing the filtered data to output file OUTPUT. A matching line is "adjacent" if it's immediately before or after another matching line.



Related Linux commands:

  • comm — Compare two sorted files line by line.
  • pack — Compress files using a Huffman algorithm.
  • pcat — Print the uncompressed contents of a compressed file.
  • sort — Sort the lines in a text file.
  • uncompress — Extract files from compressed archives.



This article covers steps to install and configure Git on a Debian 10 server. As one of the most popular version control systems currently available, Git is a common choice among open-source and other collaborative software projects. Many project's files are maintained in a Git repository, and sites like GitHub, GitLab, and Bitbucket help to facilitate software development project sharing and collaboration.


How to install Git on Debian / Ubuntu Linux System ?

1. Use the apt package management tools to update your local package index and then download and install Git:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install git

2. You can confirm that you have installed Git correctly by running the following command:

$ git --version



This article covers how you can use the Find command to search and perform different operations efficiently. In fact, the Linux find command is a powerful tool that enables system administrators to locate and manage files and directories based on a wide range of search criteria. It can find directories and files by their name, their type, or extension, size, permissions, etc.



This article covers different ways to check CPU is 64/32 Bit in Linux System. As a system administrator and IT professional, it is very important to know whether the system's CPU architecture is 32 bit or 64 bit.

To test whether your Linux computer has a 32-bit or 64-bit CPU and to see what version of Linux is installed, open your terminal, type the following command at the prompt, and then hit Enter:

$ lscpu


How to Determine if the Linux kernel is 32-bit or 64-bit ?

Using the uname command, you can determine if your Linux kernel is 32-bit or 64-bit by running the command below:

uname -a



This article covers steps to install PHP 8.0 in Rocky Linux. PHP is used to develop static or dynamic websites or web applications. Many popular CMS such as WordPress, Magento, and Joomla is written in PHP. Frameworks such as Laravel, Symfony, and CodeIgniter is also using PHP.

To list the available PHP version on your Linux terminal, run the command:

$ sudo dnf module list php

To verify PHP version, simply run the command:

$ php -v 

To install PHP packages and dependencies, run the command:

$ sudo apt install php php-cli php-fpm php-json php-common php-mysql php-zip php-gd php-mbstring php-curl php-xml php-pear php-bcmath


How to Install PHP 7.4 on Ubuntu ?

Installing PHP 7.4 on Ubuntu 19.04/18.04 is a bit different than 20.04. 1. To get started, update apt and add the required repositories:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt -y install software-properties-common
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php
$ sudo apt-get update

2. And begin the install.

$ sudo apt install php7.4

3. After the install is complete, you can check the version that is installed and in use.

$ php -v



This article covers how to use the source command in Linux. source reads and executes commands from file filename in the current shell. If filename does not contain a slash, directories in PATH are searched for filename.

Using source to execute the commands in a file is not the same as running a script. For one thing, the file does not need to be executable (e.g., with chmod u+x). For another, the commands will execute in the current shell environment; for example, any variables set will retain their value after the source is finished executing.


Source Command Syntax

The source command uses the following syntax:

$ source [filename] [arguments]

Where:

  • [filename]: The name or path to the file you want the source command to execute.
  • [arguments]: Any arguments you provide become positional parameters when the file is executed.



This article covers steps to install Eclipse IDE on your LinuxMint 20 system. Eclipse is a well-known, widely used IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for developing Java applications and also developing applications in COBOL, Ada, C, C++, Perl, PHP, Python, R, Ruby, Clojure, Scala, Groovy, and Scheme. 

To launch eclipse from the terminal use the command :

$ eclipse



This article covers different ways to measure and monitor your internet bandwidth in Linux Mint System. Speedtest CLI is a command-line tool that is tailored for system administrators and developers, and command-line enthusiasts. It provides the capability of checking the internet speeds straight from your Linux terminal.


Speedtest CLI allows you to do the following:

  • Check the bandwidth performance including metrics such as download, upload, and packet loss.
  • Check the connection from your PC or even a remote server and IoT devices such as Raspberry Pi.
  • Configure scripts to collect speed test results over a period of time.
  • Save results in CSV or JSON.


How to Check version of Speedtest-cli in Linux Mint ?

To check the version of the Speedtest-cli tool, run the command:

$ speedtest-cli --version



This article covers how you can Install and easily get started with PgAdmin4 for your Linux system. pgAdmin is an advanced, open-source, full-featured, and web-based administration and management tool for the PostgreSQL database server.



This article covers how to use the hwinfo command in Linux. hwinfo command reports information about CPU, RAM, keyboard, mouse, graphics card, sound, storage, network interface, disk, partition, bios, and bridge, etc,.


The hwinfo utility displays the following information:

  • CPU : manufacturer, model, frequency
  • Motherboard : manufacturer, model, BIOS version, on-board controller
  • RAM : RAM size, RAM type (FP, EDO, SDRAM, DDRAM)
  • Hard disk controller : SCSI, IDE, on-board/card, model, BIOS version, chipset
  • Hard disks : type, manufacturer, model, size, bus system (SCSI, IDE), partitioning
  • CD-ROM drives : type, manufacturer, model, speed, internal/external, parallel port?
  • Other media : CD writer, streamer (model, manufacturer, SCSI/EIDE/floppy streamer, capacity), ZIP drives, Jaz drives, MO drives, flopticals
  • Graphics card : model, manufacturer, chipset, memory (DRAM, VRAM), memory size
  • Other peripherals : printer, parallel ports, serial ports, modem, ISDN card



This article covers how to install AnyDesk on your Linux system which can be used as a remote desktop application for interacting with different devices and controlling them remotely. Anydesk application can be installed on Windows, Linux and macOS.



This article covers the best free and open-source diagramming tools that are widely adopted and adapted by individuals, companies, enterprises, and different institutes such as Diagrams.net, Dia, Calligra Flow, LibreOffice Draw, Apache OpenOffice Draw, Inkscape, Diagramo, and Pencil. 

The diagram app is quite helpful and valuable. You can build and visually shape your ideas to the audience by employing intuitive diagramming tools. The users can make beautiful diagrams from scratch with the help of diagram software technique. 



This article covers how you can install Brackets code editor on Ubuntu OS via either the command line or the GUI. Brackets is a powerful text editor focused on web development and especially on the frontend.


Features of Brackets code editor:
  • Cross-platform: It has binaries for Windows, Linux, and macOS. This makes the transition to Linux easy if you come from another system.
  • Open Source: With an open code, you can examine it. And above all, you will not have license problems.
  • Support extensions: Supports many different extensions that help even more with the functionality of the program.
  • Preprocessor Support: Work with preprocessors (LESS and SCSS) in a whole new way.
  • Live Preview: Get a real-time connection to your browser.
  • Inline Editors: Instead of jumping between file tabs, Brackets lets you Open a window into the code you care about most.



This article covers the best method to install the Trimage software on a Linux Mint 20 system. Basically, this tool is very helpful for performing lossless image compressions hence guaranteeing high quality images even in a compressed format.

To install Trimage software From the terminal in Linux,

1. The Trimage image compressor is available in the official repositories of practically all GNU / Linux distributions and it can be easily installed using the command line, using the corresponding command:

$ sudo apt update; sudo apt install trimage

2. Check the version number of Trimage Installed:

$ trimage --version

3. Now for launch the program from the terminal, we will only have to write in the terminal:

$ trimage



This article covers how to install Timeshift utility on Linux Mint system. Timeshift help in creating the backups of your precious data. Also,it is a fabulous tool that is used for the backup & restoration of the Linux operating system, it takes incremental backup after the first initial complete backup. TImeshit creates filesystem snapshots using Rsync or BTRFS. It has a nice GUI as well as support for CLI.



This article covers a step by step guide on how to Install Syncthing on Linux Mint. Once this tool is installed on your system, you can readily use it for synchronizing your files within or across your network. Basically, Whenever you create, modify, or delete any data on one Syncthing machine it will automatically be replicated to other servers. 

To verify the version of Syncthing Installed on the system, run the following command:

$ syncthing --version


Features of Syncthing file synchronization:

  • It is easy to use through a cli and GUI through Synchthing-GTK.
  • Its data syncing fully automatic – Low interaction.
  • Synthing strives to be safe from data loss – Ensures no corruption on user's files.
  • It is universally available – Runs on both Windows and Linux.



This article covers different ways to Install Tetris on any Linux distribution.

To Install Tetris on your Ubuntu / Debian System:

1. Get your System updated and Ready for Installing Tetris clone Tint on it:

$ sudo apt update

2. Install the Available Variation of Tetris on your System:

$ sudo apt install tint

3. Launch Tint - Tetris like game - within your System's Terminal:

$ tint



This article covers how to install and configure the latest Tor browser version on LinuxMint 20 system. In fact, now using the tor browser, you can browse privately and securely and visit all websites blocked by your ISP providers.


How to install Tor on Ubuntu 21.04 ?

1. We access the terminal in Ubuntu 21.04 and install Tor with the following command:

$ sudo apt install tor 

2. Install the browser itself with the following command:

$ sudo apt install torbrowser-launcher 


How to Remove Tor browser from Debian / Ubuntu / Linux Mint ?

If you are not happy with the Tor browser (installed via APT), you can remove it using the command below:

$ sudo apt purge torbrowser-launcher

If you installed it using Flatpak via software center, you can easily uninstall it from there. If you installed it from terminal, type in the following command:

$ flatpak uninstall com.github.micahflee.torbrowser-launcher



This article covers an easy procedure to install rkhunter, configure, scan the system and view log to identify actual backdoor, rootkits, and local exploits. In fact, Rkhunter (Rootkit Hunter) is an open-source Unix/Linux based scanner tool for Linux systems released under GPL that scans backdoors, rootkits, and local exploits on your systems. It scans hidden files, wrong permissions set on binaries, suspicious strings in the kernel, and so on. 

To scan the entire Linux  file system, run the Rkhunter command as a root user:

$ rkhunter --check



This article covers the practical use cases of the Linux IP command. IP stands for Internet Protocol. IP command is used to show or manipulate routing, devices, and tunnels. It is similar to ifconfig command but it is much more powerful with more functions and facilities attached to it. It can perform several other tasks like configuring and modifying the default and static routing, setting up tunnel over IP, listing IP addresses and property information, modifying the status of the interface, assigning, deleting and setting up IP addresses and routes.


Linux system commands:

  • arp — Manipulate the system ARP cache.
  • ifconfig — View or modify the configuration of network interfaces.
  • netstat — Print information about network connections, routing tables, interface statistics, masquerade connections, and multicast memberships.
  • route — Display and manipulate the IP routing table.
  • tcpdump — Capture raw network traffic.



This article covers the different ways you can use the "sed" command in Linux Mint 20. Sed command or Stream Editor is very powerful utility offered by Linux/Unix systems. It is mainly used for text substitution , find & replace but it can also perform other text manipulations like insertion, deletion, search etc. 



Help desk management software solutions help organizations and companies streamline their query management procedures and related tasks. The help desk team instead of answering calls throughout the day, install and implement these solutions that create, track, and manages the query tickets. Thereby offering a prompt solution and response to both the questioner and responder. The Help Desk software solutions discussed in the article are OTRS, osTicket, GLPi, Mantis Bug Tracker, Sinergia, AdefHelpDesk, and Liberum.



This article covers how to install and use Logwatch on Ubuntu Linux System. Logwatch is a system log analyzer and send that report to email. It generates a summarized log report which contains sshd - authentication failures, sudo - sessions opened, vsftp failures, postfix, failed logins, disk space and more. To find more information, visit the Logwatch man page.

Logwatch can be installed simply from the Ubuntu repository. First update the system.

$ sudo apt-get update

To install Logwatch, execute the command:

$ apt-get install logwatch



This article covers how you can install and get started with the Cockpit web-administration tool for monitoring system statistics, metrics, and overall health. The cockpit is accessed through a web browser and its dashboard gives you a peek of your server's health alongside other system statistics such as network usage, disk space, and utilization, current users, system uptime, running processes, and system logs.




This article covers how to install and get started with the Glances monitoring tool on Ubuntu. 

To view more help, you can use the glances –help command.

By default, Glances is included in the Ubuntu default repository. You can install it with the following command:

$ apt-get install glances -y

After installing Glances, verify the installed version of Glances using the following command:

$ glances --version


Glances monitors and display the information about:

  • RAM, Swap, and free memory usage.
  • Average CPU load of the system.
  • Total active and sleeping processes.
  • Disk I/O.
  • Display file system space.
  • Display current date and time.



This article covers Zoom client's installation procedure. You can now proceed and start or join meetings with the security and reliability that Zoom provides.



This article covers how to install the KONG API Gateway on Ubuntu 20.04. These Gateways provides services like Authentication, rate-limiting, analysis, logging etc., to your API endpoints.

To Start kong API, run the following commands:

$ kong migrations up #runs the database migrations
$ sudo kong start
$ curl -i http://localhost:8001

To Stop and see status of kong API, run the following commands:

$ sudo kong stop #stop kong
$ sudo kong health #kong status



This article covers how to install ROS Noetic on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. ROS (Robot Operating System) is an open-source project that provides a framework and tools for robotics applications. It helps to design complex software without knowing how certain hardware works.



This article covers how you can either use the direct download or the snap method to install Eclipse IDE on your Ubuntu system. Eclipse is a really powerful IDE that supports many programming languages. It provides numerous plugins and extensions for enhancing the functionality of your Eclipse such as source code version control (git, svn), class diagram generator, GUI builder.


How to install JRE (Java Runtime Environment) on your Ubuntu machine ?

In order to install JRE (Java Runtime Environment) on your Ubuntu machine, run the commands:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install openjdk-14-jre

To verify that Java was successfully installed, let's run:

$ java --version



This article covers how to use the chpasswd command in Linux.



This article covers how to easily install TeamViewer on AlmaLinux 8. With TeamViewer you can control computer systems running Linux, Windows and Mac OS remotely as if you were sitting right in front of that system. It also provides a spontaneous support to unattended computers such as servers.



This article covers how to use the df command in Linux. You can use the df command when you need to know how much space is available on a particular file system or to see an overview of mounted files systems.

If you want to display all the file system, use -a option:

df -a


Options for df command includes:

  • -a, –all : includes pseudo, duplicate and inaccessible file systems.
  • -B, –block-size=SIZE : scales sizes by SIZE before printing them.
  • -h, –human-readable : print sizes in power of 1024.
  • -H, –si: print sizes in power of 1000.
  • -i, –inodes : list inode information instead of block usage.
  • -l, –local : limit listing to local file systems.
  • -P, –portability : use POSIX output format.
  • –sync : invoke sync before getting usage info.
  • –total : elide all entries insignificant to available space, and produce grand total.
  • -t, –type=TYPE : limit listing to file systems of type TYPE.
  • -T, –print-type : print file system type.



This article covers how to install Siege benchmarking tool on Ubuntu Linux System using two methods: using the APT and the tar.gz package. Siege allows you to test a web server with n number of users t number of times. Siege offers three modes of operation: Regression, internet simulation, and brute force.

Once the Siege is installed, you can verify the installed version of Siege using the following command:

$ siege --version



This article covers how to install and use Adobe acrobat reader to view PDF files on your Ubuntu 20.04 system.



This article covers method to set up OpenVPN on Ubuntu 20.04. OpenVPN is a full featured, open-source Transport Layer Security (TLS) VPN solution that accommodates a wide range of configurations. OpenVPN is an open-source, fast, popular program for creating a VPN (Virtual Private Network). It uses both the TCP and UDP transmission protocols, and VPN tunnels are secured with OpenVPN protocol with SSL/TLS authentication, certificates, credentials, and optionally MAC address lock as well as multi-factor authentication.

Here, you will set up OpenVPN on an Ubuntu 20.04 server, and then configure it to be accessible from a client machine.

To confirm that the OpenVPN service is up and running by checking its status using the following systemctl command:

$ sudo systemctl status openvpn



This article covers how to update firmware on Ubuntu using fwupd. Fwupd aims to make firmware update on Linux systems automatic, safe, and reliable. It is mainly used to update UEFI firmware. There are many companies that already support native firmware updates such as Dell, Lenovo, HP, Intel, and System76. 


To Install fwupd on Ubuntu, run the following command:

$ sudo apt install fwupd

To download and apply all updates for your system use the update option:

$ fwupdmgr update



This article covers how to Install uTorrent on a Linux Mint 20 system. The µTorrent is designed to use minimal computer resources while offering functionality comparable to larger BitTorrent clients such as Vuze or BitComet and also it provides performance, stability, and support for older hardware and versions of the operating system.

uTorrent server will start on port 8080 on the local system.

Open a web browser and connect to your system on port 8080 as below URL:

http://localhost:8080/gui/
Username: admin
Password: <keep it empty>



This article covers different methods of checking if SSH is running on your Linux Mint 20 system or not. Enabling SSH on Ubuntu is one of the tasks to do after the fresh installation of OS and helps you to connect your system remotely and perform tasks securely.


How to Allow SSH in Firewall ?

You may need to allow SSH incoming connections in firewall. So, use the below command to create a rule in UFW to allow SSH connections from external machines.

$ sudo ufw allow ssh
$ sudo ufw enable
$ sudo ufw reload


How to Disable SSH on Ubuntu / Linux Mint / Debian ?

For any reason you want to disable SSH on your system, you can just stop the SSH service by running the below command:

$ sudo systemctl stop ssh

Also, you need to disable the SSH service so that it doesn't start on system reboot:

$ sudo systemctl disable ssh



This article covers how to start, stop and restart the httpd service on CentOS 8 system with the help of the systemctl command. Using this utility, you can easily control any systemd and server-wide service on your system. 

Linux provides fine-grained control over system services through systemd, using the systemctl command. Services can be turned on, turned off, restarted, reloaded, or even enabled or disabled at boot. If you are running Debian 7, CentOS 7, or Ubuntu 15.04 (or later), your system likely uses systemd.



This article covers how to quickly install the Siege tool on your Linux system and use it to test any specific web server. Siege is an open-source multi-threaded regression test and benchmark utility with a primary focus on load testing and benchmarking. It can stress test a single URL with a user-defined number of simulated users or read many URLs into memory and stress them simultaneously. The program reports the total number of hits recorded, bytes transferred, response time, concurrency, and return status.


To Install Siege Benchmarking Tool on Ubuntu / Debian,

1. Check and update your Ubuntu 20.04 operating system:

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

2. Install Siege execute the following command:

$ sudo apt install siege -y

3. Confirm the siege version to make sure it's installed and to compare it to the current version from Siege's official website:

$ siege --version



This article covers the Installation process of NodeJS on Rocky Linux. Nodejs is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine and is designed to build scalable network applications.