How To Read Man Pages in Linux

Often, when working on your server, or even while working on your local workstation, you will need to refer to some documentation. You may need to remind yourself of a command line option, or a certain built-in utility you need to use. Most of time, you may find your answer with a search engine. But Read More >

How To Install RubyGems On Linux

RubyGems is a popular package manager for the Ruby programming language. RubyGems allows you to download and manage “gems”, or software packets, that you can use in your own Ruby programs. Many Ruby programs, like the Jekyll content management system are actually gems, and the plugins you can use for Jekyll are also gems. Installing Read More >

How To Use The `locate` Utility In Linux

Do you need to locate a specific file in your file system? Over many years of managing your server, you will likely find that working on the command line gives you flexibility, comfort, and speed in attending to your regular tasks. And this is very well demonstrated in the various search functions that come with Read More >

How to Install Python 3.9 on CentOS 7

One of the most popular programming languages is Python, used in everything from low-level scripting to high-level application development. As of 2020, Python 3 has taken the place of its predecessor, Python 2. Python 3 can be installed on most modern operating systems, including Windows and CentOS. In this article, we will outline how to Read More >

How to Create a Sudo User in Debian 10

There are many reasons why you may prefer to create a sudo user in your Debian system as an alternative to the root user for your cloud VPS or bare metal server hosting. For initial installation and system configuration, and depending on your comfort level, using the root user is a quick and easy way Read More >

How to Create a Sudo User in Ubuntu 20

In this article, you will learn how to create a new user with “sudo” privileges in Ubuntu 20 as an alternative to using your root user account. This is an ideal procedure for VPS host, dedicated server host, or bare metal server hosting. Why Create a Sudo User? Your cloud server VPS gives you instant Read More >

unrar and rar Commands

unrar is a command line application for extracting compressed Roshal Archive (.rar) files on *nix-based operating systems. 7-Zip, PeaZip, and GNOME Archive Manager are good graphical applications for managing compressed files on desktop systems. But depending on your workflow, you may need a solution available on your Linux VPS. Note that the terminal application is Read More >

How To Shuffle Text and Numbers In Linux Using `shuf`

Your Linux system comes pre-loaded with many helpful command line utilities. Some of these are commonly used and mentioned, like cat, grep, or diff. But there are many more utilities hidden in your system that might be of use to you. A good working knowledge of command line utilities can help you write small, efficient Read More >

How To Use the “Info” System

Info is a powerful terminal-based documentation reader that you can use an alternative to, or in addition to, man pages and Linux help pages. Instead of searching Google every time you have a question, get to know the info system and you can find your own answers from the best source: the documentation itself. So Read More >

How To Install MariaDB on Ubuntu 20

The popular MariaDB relational database service is a great drop-in replace for MySQL, and all of the commands you’re accustomed in MySQL should work perfectly in MariaDB. Or, if you are installing a relational database application for the first time, MariaDB is a great choice. It does all the things MySQL does just as well Read More >