Posts Tagged ‘cli’

Using the Linux df Command

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Here are some useful tricks for Linux users …

The Linux df command is an incredibly useful tool. What this command does is report file system disk usage. So when you want to see how much file system disk space is available, you can fire up your terminal and use df to learn everything you need to know about disk usage.


Some Cool Quick Linux Command Line Tricks

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

A couple of these are pretty handy tricks; Linux users should check this one out …

If you’ve used Linux long enough, you know there are some seriously cool tricks you can pull from the command line. Some of these tricks are just for fun, but the vast majority of them actually serve a purpose. It is the latter type of trick I want to highlight here. The purpose they serve will all vary so you might only find one or two that are of use to you. But no matter if you find a command you can use immediately, you might be able to find one that you can modify to fit some need or other. With that said, let’s dig in.


Use Byobu for Extended Features in Your Terminal Window

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Linux users might be interested in this one …

The Japanese term “byobu” means a decorative, multi-paneled screen that serves as a room divider. You’ve probably seen them all over the place. When it comes to Linux, byobu is a small software that can be used on top of your standard terminal window to add extra functionality.


Different Command Interfaces for Different Console Server Users

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Once a console server has been installed and configured, in most cases you won’t need to communicate with it very often at all. But when you do need to communicate with a console server, it’s nice to know that you have several different options for accessing command functions and aren’t limited to just one command interface.


Cool Linux Command Tricks

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

These are definitely some very useful tricks …

The Linux command line is one of the most┬áversatile tools you will ever use. It can do just about anything you can image for a machine. With such a large scope of tasks you can imagine just how much there is to learn. So, it’s always good ┬áto have an arsenal of tricks at your fingertips.


Multi-View Terminal with Terminator

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

The Linux programmers that I work with use programs like this one all the time; they’re often a lifesaver when you’re trying to look at several pieces of a file at once …

I do enjoy the terminal. Although it’s not necessary in modern Linux iterations, it’s always great to know that terminal is there when you need it. Terminal power users have TONS of options. You can use the multi-talented Guake (see my article “Guake: Hide-able terminal goodness“), you can opt for the standard Xterm, or the highly configurable Eterm, Aterm, Gnome-Terminal, and/or Konsole.