Learn about the various open source alternatives to using the standard bash shell in Linux, including ksh, tcsh, zsh, and fish.
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
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.
In this week's Top 5, we highlight the best from the past week on topics like command-line email clients, Turtle graphics, a new My Linux Story, switching to HTTPS, and Imposter Syndrome.
The results are in! View the winning responses to our Great Command-Line Challenge.
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.
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.
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
In two recent posts, we described a set of tutorial sessions teaching open source NoSQL databases at SUNY Albany.