Category: Utilities

Linux Commands for Disk Space

Linux Commands for Disk Space

This tutorial shows Linux commands for disk space information gathering. The commands explained here are df and du, additionally the tutorial shows how to list the largest files in your system Linux Command for Disk Space information The df command in Linux systems shows information on the space used and available by disk devices. The…

Linux Command for Uptime

Linux Command for Uptime

Uptime is the time a device, usually a server, is available, turned on and connected without interruption. Among Sysadmins the uptime of a server may be interesting to evaluate the components and configuration, for example, I have an old Slackware server with over 3 years of uptime without human intervention, showing evidence of Slackware stability….

Linux Ping Command

Linux Ping Command

Ping is a diagnosing tool which allows to check the connectivity of any IP address by sending ICMP packets designed to report errors and operational information. This tool is present in all OS (Operating Systems) and it is perhaps the most basic command to interact with a network or devices through it. Ping uses ranges…

Route command in Linux

Route command in Linux

Before showing how the route command should be used in Linux it is necessary to understand what a routing table is. A routing table is a file containing information on how the information or packets should be transferred: the network path to all nodes or devices within a network. It is a map used by…

How to Get Hardware Info on Linux

How to Get Hardware Info on Linux

Linux users, especially administrators, need to know accurate information about the hardware platform they are using. This helps them in installing not only compatible software but also hardware components according to the system they are on. Linux has both built-in and easily installable commands that can be used to fetch the required system and hardware…

Grep Command in Linux

Grep Command in Linux

Grep (global regular expression print) command is the most powerful and regularly used Linux command-line utility. Using Grep, you can search for useful information by specifying a search criteria. It searches for a particular expression pattern in a specified file. When it finds a match, it prints all the lines of a file that matched…