In this guide, you will learn how to set, list, and use environment variables on Linux. These variables are essential to Linux and help define the current working environment. Using these, you can store bits of information related to the current system or user.
This tutorial will show you how easy it is to install Nginx on an Ubuntu system. Nginx is one of the most used web servers in the world. It has become the backbone for some of the biggest websites in the world, including Netflix, WordPress.org, and more. In fact, we even use Nginx to run […]
In this guide, you will be learning some of the ways that you can rename a file or directory on a Linux system. There are two ways that we will be focusing on. One is the mv command which is excellent for simple renames. The other is the Perl rename tool.
In this guide we will be teaching you some of the easy ways to kill a process on a Linux based system. This tutorial touches on three commands that are designed to terminate processes by sending what is called a kill signal. These three commands are kill, pkill and killall.
In this guide you will be learning how easy it is to list all of the users on a Linux-based system. Listing users is as easy as reading the contents of the passwd file. We will also show you some simple ways to filter the returned data or check for a specific user.
This guide will show you how to use the find command on a Linux system to search for files. The find tool is incredibly powerful, boasting a plethora of options to configure what files it finds. You can even use it to execute commands on the found files.
This guide will explain what the build-essential meta-package is on the Ubuntu operating system. build-essential contains everything you need to compile the most basic C and C++ packages on your Ubuntu system. It is also super easy to install.
This guide will show you how to install and run the VLC media player on the Ubuntu operating system. VLC is one of the most popular video players available for Ubuntu, boasting support for the vast majority of video and audio codecs.
This guide will walk you through the simple process of installing the Docker virtualization platform to the Ubuntu operating system. Docker is an easy-to-use container-based virtualization system. These containers are separated from the host and can have their own OS.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to give a user sudo privileges on Ubuntu by adding them to the sudoers file. Additionally, we will also show you some more straightforward methods you can use that don’t give you as much fine-tuned control over sudo.
This guide will show you how easy it is to edit the hosts file on the Ubuntu operating system. The hosts file is used by the system to resolve a hostname to an IP address without needing to communicate with an outside domain name server.
This guide will show you how to install Wine on the Ubuntu operating system. Wine is a compatibility layer that allows you to run Windows apps on Linux systems. The installation process is relatively straightforward and can be completed in a few short steps.
In this guide, you will be taught how to install pip to the Ubuntu operating system. pip is a package manager for the Python programming language. Using pip, you can easily install most Python libraries and modules with relative ease.
In this guide, you will learn how to open the terminal on an Ubuntu operating system. We will show you several straightforward methods that you can use to open the command line. From keyboard shortcuts to the right-click menu, all methods are simple.
In this guide, you will learn how to delete a file or directory on a Linux system. Knowing how to deletes files or folders is essential to dealing with Linux-based systems. You will see how to use the rm, rmdir, and unlink commands.
This guide will show you how to zip files and folders on an Ubuntu-based operating system. Throughout this, you will learn how easy it is to use both the command line and desktop interface to create an archive using the zip format.
In this tutorial, we will teach you how to list the packages installed on your Ubuntu system. Within this guide, you will explore two different methods. The first is to use the apt package manager to list installed packages. The other is to use the dpkg tool.
In this guide, you will learn how to add support for the exFAT filesystem to Ubuntu. Microsoft developed exFAT for flash-based storage. You can add support for the filesystem to Ubuntu by compiling a special, open-source kernel-based driver.
In this guide, you will learn how to install xrdp to the Ubuntu operating system. xrdp is an open-source version of Microsoft’s remote desktop protocol. The remote desktop functionality allows you to control your computer as if you were sitting at the screen.
In this guide, you will learn how to perform a traceroute on an Ubuntu operating system. A traceroute is a good way of checking your device’s routing between an end destination. This can help diagnose connection issues and potential slow hops on your network.