The killall Command in Linux

In this tutorial, we’ll cover the killall command in Linux. We recently posted a tutorial on the kill command in Linux where we covered the usage and the functionality of the command. Today, we’ll go over how to use the killall command in Linux, and understand the difference between kill and killall commands. What is …

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How to Install Docker and Run a Docker Container on Ubuntu

Docker is an application that simplifies the process of managing application processes in containers. Containers let you run your applications in resource-isolated processes. Containers are similar to Virtual Machines, but are much less resource-intensive, as they only need the absolute minimum to run a particular application, and does not require installation of a separate Operating …

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Understanding Ubuntu’s hosts file

The hosts’ file is an extremely useful albeit small text file that stores host names with associated IP addresses. It is basically a mapping from hostnames to IP addresses. Any network protocol uses this mapping to convert hostnames to numeric IP addresses. The mapping is because the Network Layer does not work with the hostnames. …

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Linux kill Command

The kill command in Linux is used to send a signal to a process or a group of processes. The name, unfortunately, chosen as kill, instead of signal, does not need to necessarily kill a process. As we will see, based on the values passed to it, it sends an appropriate signal to the Process …

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