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What is the fuss about SSD and what is it? At Host Africa, we only use SSD storage. Thus we thought we could do an article telling you a bit about this magical storage medium. What is SSD? Well according to Wikipedia “A solid-state drive (SSD) is a solid-state storage device that uses integrated circuit assemblies as memory to store data persistently. It is […]
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 […]
hand coding
Do people still do hand coding? People do hand coding, but mostly either on large projects or in boutique design houses. Tools such as WordPress, RVSitebuilder and many other content management systems (CMS)  frameworks may be great for getting a site up quickly, but 90% of the sites end up looking like clones. What are the […]

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