This is a general reference section for some of the technical information, procedures, terms, and computer commands I come across that may not be obvious to everyone. I sometimes find it annoying that some documentation throws these type of items in assuming everyone knows what they are or what they mean. “Just do it (with no explanation) are the ones I find frustrating.
SystemD is used in many Linux distributions. So we will be taking a look at the systemctl command, as it is what most users will encounter when working with services. (more…)
In this post I am presenting the mkfs command. It is an acronym for MaKe File System. Assuming you have partitioned a drive with fdisk (see this post), you are going to want to format the drive partitions by installing a file system on them. (more…)
A common task in any Operating System (OS) is setting up a drive, be it SSS, mechanical, or USB. Most OS’s have a graphical utility for this purpose, and Linux is no exception, with several available. However, you should know how to setup and partition your drive form the command line with a program like fdisk. (more…)
The clear command does what it says, it clears the terminal display. The basic command has been around since 1979. (more…)
The du command comes from Disk Usage, and displays the amount of space taken up by a directory or file. The basic command has been around since the mid 1980’s. (more…)