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4 command-line graphics tools for Linux
Learn about four command-line tools for Linux that can easily handle many of your basic (and not-so-basic) image manipulation tasks.
8 comments Posted 23 Sep 2016 by Scott Nesbitt Feed
3 command-line music players for Linux
Do you want to know how to play music straight from your Linux terminal? Here’s a look at three command-line music players.
8 comments Posted 19 Aug 2016 by Scott Nesbitt Feed
Automating pre-press layouts with Linux commands
Armed with a few simple open source commands, you can drastically reduce the effort involved in prepping your work for print.
1 comment Posted 11 Aug 2016 by Seth Kenlon Feed
Top 5 open source command shells for Linux
Learn about the various open source alternatives to using the standard bash shell in Linux, including ksh, tcsh, zsh, and fish.
6 comments Posted 3 Mar 2016 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
System statistics with sar and the /proc filesystem
In my recent article 4 open source tools for Linux system monitoring, I discussed interactive tools that can be helpful in solving system problems. I also mentioned the sar command and how it is different from interactive commands. The sar command is one of my favorites when it comes to resolving... Read more
3 comments Posted 3 Mar 2016 by David Both Feed
Best couple of cats
Our Open Source Yearbook needed a best couple. (Drum roll, please.) Let's hear it for our pick for the Best Couple of the Year: tar and ssh.
12 comments Posted 10 Dec 2015 by David Both Feed
The results are in! View the winning responses to our Great Command-Line Challenge.
4 comments Posted 21 Aug 2015 by David Both Feed
The Great Command-Line Challenge is to create a single command-line program to count the number of emails from each IP Address that has attempted to access David Both's hosts using SSH.
11 comments Posted 7 Jul 2015 by David Both Feed
How-to videos for getting started with open source software
Getting started with new software can be overwhelming. It's even more frustrating when you transition from one tool to another, because you have to unlearn some habits in order to make room for new ones. But, there are huge benefits to switching from closed software to open source alternatives.
4 comments Posted 28 Feb 2014 by Michael Harrison Feed
Do you still prefer using the command line to accomplish tasks on your Linux or UNIX based system? For some, navigating the filesystem and firing off commands in a terminal window can be extremely productive. SSHing from one machine to another or running scripts in the background are everyday... Read more
10 comments Posted 10 Apr 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed