Blog : Linux
It’s not a noise, it’s a command! The awk command is one of those strange commands, much like the extinct bird with the same name. You either love it or you hate it. Either way, it is an impressive command and what many do not realize is that it is also a complete, mini programming language designed […]
sed
How to use Linux sed ‘s’ Function As Linux commands go, this one has a very confusing name. That is, until someone tells you, that, like many Linux commands, it is yet another abbreviation. This time, sed is short for stream editor. Stream editor? Let’s explain briefly. Many editors for text files operate in a sort of point-click-and-save […]
grep command
Grep and Friends   In this Linux Basics article, we will have a look at the grep command and its variants, egrep (Extended grep), fgrep (Fixed grep), pgrep (Process grep) and rgrep (Recursive grep). We asked our Host Africa Linux guru a few questions and this is what he came up with. Q: What does it do? A: It finds all lines of […]
linux history
Linux History According to popular Linux history sources, Linux was created and developed by a talented student, Linus Torvalds, in 1991 when he was a student at Helsinki University, Finland. In early 1991 he purchased an IBM-compatible personal computer that came with the MS-DOS operating system. Linus wasn’t satisfied with MS-DOS and wanted to use […]
Linux log files
Linux Log Files Linux log files are a wonderful source of information. They can be used for debugging and troubleshooting almost any running application. If you are bored of watching TV, try staring at your Linux log files for a while. It can get addictive. Linux logs are mostly stored in plain text. Most log […]

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