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Linux Basics: How to view log files on the shell 1

Linux Basics: How to view log files on the shell

Most Linux servers are administered on the command line e.g. through an SSH connection. In the following tutorial, I will explain several shell commands that make it easy to view log files on the Linux command line (shell). These commands will work on all major Linux distributions incl. AlmaLinux, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, RockyLinux, and Ubuntu. …

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How to Install Featherpad Text Editor on Ubuntu 2

How to Install Featherpad Text Editor on Ubuntu

Featherpad is a unique text editor for programming. It directly competes with major text editors. However, Featherpad is based on Qt engine. It has some unique features like drag and drop of attachment. The tabs can be detached and the editor can autosave the progress. I will install it on Ubuntu 22.04 and show you …

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How to Install gEdit Text Editor on Ubuntu 3

How to Install gEdit Text Editor on Ubuntu

There are several text editors available for Linux and one of them is gEdit. It is developed by Gnome and can be installed from standard Ubuntu repositories. You will see how to install it. I am using Ubuntu 20.04 Mate edition, and it does not come preinstalled. The text editor has an enormous number of …

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How to Install Neovim Editor on Ubuntu 20.04 4

How to Install Neovim Editor on Ubuntu 20.04

Neovim is an extendable Vim-based text editor. It can be extended using plugins and APIs. It can also be hosted on the cloud for teamwork. It is compatible with the Vim editing model and Vimscript. Neovim is 30% lighter than regular Vim. It comes with an excellent modern interface. Neovim has a built-in terminal emulator …

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How to check .deb Package Dependencies in Ubuntu 5

How to check .deb Package Dependencies in Ubuntu

Most software or application in Ubuntu, does not come as one package and it depends on other packages to work as intended. These supporting packages are called dependency packages as they are required for the proper working of the software. Usually, the package manager in your system automatically resolves these dependencies, but sometimes an issue …

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3 Ways to Remove Files from Trash on Ubuntu using GUI and Terminal 6

3 Ways to Remove Files from Trash on Ubuntu using GUI and Terminal

By choosing files and documents and hitting the “Remove” key on the keyboard, users can remove all data. Those files are then moved to Junk, a computer location for discarded data. Deleted files remain inside the “Trash” folder unless you elect to clear it or restored the contents. Throughout this article, we’ll look at the …

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Get the disk health status with SMART monitor tools on Debian and Ubuntu Linux

Every current disk includes a built-in monitoring feature known as SMART that keeps track of faults. On Linux, there is a software package called smartmontools that may be used to query the SMART status of the disk to see if it will fail soon. Installation apt-get install smartmontools Usage First we need to know the …

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How to prevent a Linux system user from logging into the system

The shell setting in /etc/passwd determines whether a Linux system user may log in via the shell or over SSH. If you don’t want a certain user to be able to log in, set the shell to /bin/false or /sbin/nologin. For the user “otheruser” on Debian and Ubuntu Linux, here’s an example: usermod -s /bin/false …

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Get a list of all virtual hosts which are defined in all apache configuration files

Have you ever looked in the apache config files to see where a website’s virtual host is defined? The apache2ctl script has a useful option that could come in good here. When you execute the command, it should look like this: apache2ctl -S You’ll obtain a list of all virtual hosts and default servers in …

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How to download and extract a .deb package on Ubuntu or Debian Linux

Sometimes you require a certain file from a Debian .deb package. For example, because you accidentally deleted a file. Or because the package’s installation is faulty and it can’t be restored without first adding the missing file. This FAQ explains how to extract the contents of a.deb file downloaded from the Debian or Ubuntu repository. …

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