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How to get Linux version from the command line

(: July 31, 2019) Introduction Given a minimal version of a Linux system, how can you know which distribution and which version of the distribution you are working on? This is a vital question. First, you may think about typing in uname -a, but this does not provide all of the information you may need. […]

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How To Disable SSH reverse DNS Lookups in Linux/Unix system

(: August 1, 2019) By default, ssh server performs a reverse DNS lookup for authentication requests. This can be so annoying as you wait ten’s of seconds for the lookup to finish. You may experience a delay before receiving a password prompt while accessing a remote system via ssh. This guide will show you how […]

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How To use Linux tail command with examples

(: August 4, 2019) Introduction The tail command is used to output the last part of files. If you are examining a huge file of logs or any file you are examining and you are only interested with the last few lines of the text file, then tail becomes your good buddy. Syntax The command […]

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How To Install Elasticsearch 7 on Debian 10/9

(: August 5, 2019) Welcome to today’s guide on how to install the latest Elasticsearch 7 on Debian 10 (Buster) and Debian 9 (Stretch). Elasticsearch is a powerful open-source full-text search and analytics engine tool used to store, search, and analyze big volumes of data in near real-time. The packages available on Debian upstream repositories […]

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How To Change Network Interface names to eth0 schema on Debian 10/9

(: August 5, 2019) Starting from Debian 9, the Network interface naming rules changed from ethxx to ensxx convention. This change was necessitated by the release of systemd/udev newer than v197. You can read more on Systemd Network device naming schemes. Below is my current network configuration: $ ip ad 1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 […]

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How To Install Podman on Debian 10/9

(: August 6, 2019) Podman is a daemonless container engine for developing, managing, and running OCI Containers on your Linux System. It was created to replace Docker which requires a daemon running in the background. This guide will walk you through the installation of Podman on Debian 10 (Buster) and Debian 9 (Stretch). Podman uses container […]

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How To kill a process in Linux with examples

(: August 7, 2019) Introduction Moments come when a process in your Linux system begins to behave weirdly and you as an Administrator needs to stop it for the good of the health of the whole system. The following utilities will help you find the process and stop it. Before we proceed, as we know, […]

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How to extract .xz files on Linux – CenOS / Ubuntu / Debian

(: July 26, 2019) How can I extract .tar.xz or .xz files on my Linux system?. xz is a lossless compression program and file format which incorporates the LZMA/LZMA2 compression algorithms. The XZ format is a single-file compression format and does not offer archiving capabilities. In this guide, we will see how to extract .xz […]

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How To Execute / Open JNLP files on Linux – Ubuntu / Debian / Fedora / Arch

(: July 26, 2019) The Java Network Launch Protocol (JNLP) is a protocol which enables an application to be launched on a client desktop by using resources that are hosted on a remote web server. Java Plug-in software and Java Web Start software are considered JNLP clients because they can launch remotely hosted applets and […]

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How to extract deb package on Ubuntu / Debian Linux System

(: July 30, 2019) deb is a format and software packaging extension for the Linux distribution from Debian family and its derivatives. In this guide, we will explore how to extract a .deb package file. This is relevant to Software developers working on Debian related applications. Debian applications are packaged as regular ar archives. A Debian package […]

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How To Set System Wide Proxy on Ubuntu 18.04 / Debian 10

(: July 19, 2019) Here we will examine how to set system proxy settings on Ubuntu 18.04 / Debian 10 system. A proxy server, at its basic level, is a computer system with services that sits between computers making web requests (clients) and the servers containing the content being requested for (servers). There are various […]

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How To Install Rocket.Chat Server on Debian 10 / Ubuntu 18.04

(: July 20, 2019) In today’s guide, we will discuss how to Install Rocket.Chat Server on Debian 10 / Ubuntu 18.04. Rocket.Chat is a self-hosted chat platform that is open source and one of the most popular slack alternatives. Some cool features that come with Rocket.Chat free installation are file sharing, video conferencing, chats, audio […]

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How To Install Proxmox VE 6 on Debian 10 (Buster)

(: July 24, 2019) In this guide, we will discuss the installation of Proxmox VE 6 server on Debian 10 (Buster) Linux system. The recommended and supported Proxmox VE server installation is usually done via Bare-metal_ISO_Installer, but there are scenarios where it makes sense to install on a running Debian Server. Proxmox Virtual Environment (VE) […]

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How To Install Cinnamon Desktop Environment on Debian 10 (Buster)

(: July 17, 2019) In this article, we will cover the installation of the Cinnamon Desktop Environment on Debian 10 (Buster). Cinnamon is a free and open-source desktop environment for the X Window System, derived from GNOME 3. It strives to be the best desktop environment for Linux by offering speed, flexibility, and a slew […]

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How To Install Redis on Debian 10 (Buster)

(: July 9, 2019) In this article we will discuss how to Install Redis on Debian 10 (Buster). Redis is an Open Source in-memory data structure store. It can be used as a message broker, a database server, or for caching data in memory for faster retrieval. Redis has support for the following data structures: […]

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Install and Configure Samba Server Share on Debian 10 / Ubuntu 18.04

(: July 14, 2019) Welcome to our guide on how to install and configure Samba Share on a Debian 10 server (Buster) & Ubuntu 18.04 Linux system. Samba is an open-source implementation of the Server Message Block (SMB) and Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocols that provides file and print services between clients across various […]

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Install Tilix GTK3 tiling terminal emulator on Ubuntu / Debian

(: July 6, 2019) Tilix is a tiling terminal emulator for Linux using GTK+ 3. In this guide, we will look at how to install Tilix terminal emulator on Ubuntu / Debian Linux distribution. Tilix uses the VTE GTK+ 3 widget with the following features: Layout terminals in any fashion by splitting them horizontally or […]

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How To Install MariaDB 10.4 on Debian 10 (Buster)

(: July 7, 2019) Welcome to today’s guide on how to install MariaDB 10.4 on Debian 10 (Buster). MariaDB is a drop-in replacement of MySQL with more features, new storage engines, and better performance. You can read more on MariaDB 10.4 features from the official website. MariaDB 10.4 is the current stable release of MariaDB as of […]

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How To Install and Configure Firewalld on Debian 10 (Buster)

(: July 7, 2019) In this tutorial, we will look at how to install and configure Firewalld on Debian 10 (Buster). Firewalld is Linux firewall management tool with support for IPv4, IPv6, Ethernet bridges and ipset firewall settings. Firewalld acts as a front-end to Linux kernel’s netfilter framework. It is a default firewall management software […]

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How To Install Skype on Debian 10 (Buster)

(: June 24, 2019) How can I install Skype on Debian 10 Buster?. Skype is the most popular multi-platform application that powers business communication, from audio and video calls, online chats, and screen sharing between computers, mobile devices, and tablets. Many employees, freelancers, and consultants rely heavily on Skype to ensure there is efficient communication […]