Category Archives: Linux Tech Talk

Managing shell command history in OS X/Linux

One of the many benefits of using the command line shell in OS X or Linux (or any *nix or similar OS) is that the operating system keeps a history of all the commands you use, storing them in a … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Unix Toolbox?

Unix Toolbox is not for newbies. It’s the real stuff: command line commands that you need if you’re doing real work with real systems. Want to set disk quotas? Change MySQL logins? Set file permission? Encrypt partitions? All those questions, … Continue reading

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Linux Directory Structure

Want to know more about the directory structure that Linux uses? Like, why it’s that way, and how it works? Here’s an article that might be worth starting with: Linux Directory Structure. But definitely consider that a start, because the … Continue reading

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More about swap partitions…

Swap space is one of those things that you’ve never heard of if you use WIndows or OS X, but that you’ll hear about the first time you try to install Linux. There are two approaches to swap space: simple … Continue reading

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Ever Wondered about the Linux Filesystem Hierarchy?

The Linux filesystem hierarchy (link to Wikipedia/Filesystem Hierarchy Standard) can be confusing: just what is all that stuff, and how does it work? Making things even more confusing are the slight (or not so slight) variations in the hierarchy that … Continue reading

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