How to Review Bash History

When working in a Linux command-line interface (CLI), you may find yourself wondering exactly what commands you ran during the course of your workflow. Fortunately, most Linux operating systems store your commands in a bash history file, which is a stored list of all commands a given user has entered into the system. By reviewing Read More >

What is SELinux?

As cybersecurity becomes increasingly necessary, it is useful to familiarize yourself with some common security infrastructures that are used on modern web servers and personal computers. For Linux users, one such infrastructure is SELinux, the Linux kernel security module that dictates access control security policies, including mandatory access controls (MAC). SELinux consists of a set Read More >

What is wget?

While there are many different ways to download files from the internet, most of them rely on the use of a web browser or some other piece of software. For instances where you simply want to download a single file from an online source, you may find the wget command to be the perfect solution. Read More >

Understanding Linux Daemons

While reviewing instructions for Linux software, you may have come across mention of daemons. This somewhat obscure term is frequently used in reference to various pieces of utility software that allow your operating system to function properly. Everything from network management to file storage and resource usage is handled by these daemons, making them an Read More >

Understanding Linux Operating Systems

While there are many different versions of Linux available, it can be difficult to understand the differences between them. Depending on your individual preferences and system requirements, you may decide that one flavor of Linux operating system, also known as a distribution or distro, is best suited for your needs. In this article, we will Read More >

Reliable Linux Command Line Tutorials

The command line, or terminal, is a text only interface that lets you work on an operating system or server. It takes some time to learn to use the command line, but learning it means you’ll get more work done faster. Many common administration tasks are much quicker on the command line than in a Read More >

How to Find Your Server Python Version

Below we cover how to find your Linux server or workstation Python version using the terminal. This helps you ensure you meet requirements for installing web applications such as Ansible automation software. Find Python Version Login to SSH. Run the python -V or python –version command. If you type python -v (lowercase “v”), you’ll need Read More >