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How to Copy Files and Directories in the Linux Terminal

New to Linux? Here's how to copy files and directories in a jiffy using the terminal!

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How to Connect to an SSH Server from Windows, macOS, or Linux

SSH is available on every popular operating system.

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How to View Free Disk Space and Disk Usage From the Linux Terminal

Everything you need to know about Linux's df and du commands

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What Are stdin, stdout, and stderr on Linux?

Mystified by stdin, stdout and stderr? Learn to use them in your Linux scripts.

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The Linux rm Command: Everything You Need to Know

There's more to rm than meets the eye.

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Ubuntu Linux 23.10 “Mantic Minotaur” Is Now Available

It has GNOME 45, support for the Raspberry Pi 5, and a lot more.

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15 Special Characters You Need to Know for Bash

That sequence of strange symbols on the Bash command line must mean something, right? We're breaking down special characters and how to use them.

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7 Websites to Learn Linux the Fun Way

Linux doesn't have to be hard to learn

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How to Flush DNS in Linux

Remember to flush.

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How to Use the uname Command on Linux

Want to know your Linux system information? Use the uname command with options.

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37 Important Linux Commands You Should Know

37 is a nice round number, after all.

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How to Install a DEB File in Linux

Not to be confused with an EXE file.

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How to List Environment Variables on Linux

Inspect your environment.

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How to Fix Windows and Linux Showing Different Times When Dual Booting

Your computer stores the time in a hardware clock on its motherboard.

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How to Compare Two Text Files in the Linux Terminal

Quickly find the differences between two text files in Linux and macOS.

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How to Use the scp Command on Linux

Fast and simple, just like it should be.

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How to "Cut and Paste" Files on Mac

Cut without scissors? Paste without glue? It's sorcery!

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How to Use Linux's screen Command

Ever wanted to run a terminal command in the background, and then pull it up later? You need the Linux screen command!

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How to Install the Telegram Chat Client on Linux

Chat with privacy on your desktop as well as your phone.

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