The alias Command in Linux

The alias command in Linux is used to make a shortcut or an alternative name for an existing command. So instead of re-typing the same commands with all the options over and over again, you can create a shorthand for the same and make it simpler to use in the future. How to use the …

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The head Command in Linux

We recently learned about the cat and the more commands in Linux. In this tutorial, we’ll be covering the head command which is pretty similar to the cat command in the essence that it helps you list down the contents of a file in the terminal. The head command has very few options, making this …

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The mv Command in Linux

The mv command in Linux allows you to move a file from one location to another. Also, we don’t really have a rename command in Linux. Instead, we move files from one name to another. This is facilitated by the “mv” command which stands for move. For basic usage, you will find it very straightforward …

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The ‘touch’ command in Linux

The touch command in Linux is used to update timestamps on files, namely, the access and modification time for any file(s). This is basically ‘touching’ the file, and hence the name of the command. This command has different options through which we could modify certain timestamps for the files provided as arguments. 1. Using touch …

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The ‘tail’ command in Linux

The tail command in Linux displays the last few lines/blocks of any file, the number of lines/blocks being dependent on the options passed when using the command. The tail command default output When no options are provided, it prints the last 10 lines for all the input files provided as arguments. In addition to this, …

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The uptime Command in Linux

As a Linux user, or as a server administrator, you need to regularly understand how long your servers have been up and running to understand their patch levels. What that means is that if a major update was recently rolled out, but a server has been up for a few weeks, you know that the …

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Linux Zip and Unzip Commands

With windows, you have a couple of well-known GUI utilities like WinRAR, 7zip, etc. that allow you to play around with archived files. What do you do in the case of Linux? Let me introduce to you, the Linux zip and unzip commands. These are very simple yet powerful commands that allow you to play …

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The mkdir command in Linux

The mkdir command in Linux is used to make directories, hence the command is named mkdir. With traditional GUI systems, if you want multiple directories, you have to create one directory at a time. The mkdir is a very flexible and customizable command in this matter. Let’s look at the functionality. Using the mkdir command …

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