Category: Cyclopedia

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 – systemctl

Published on June 4, 2022 at 9:31 am by LEW

Introduction

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…)

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Linux Command: mkfs

Published on March 30, 2022 at 5:54 pm by LEW

Introduction

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…)

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Linux Command: fdisk

Published on March 24, 2022 at 5:53 pm by LEW

Introduction

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…)

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Linux Command: clear

Published on February 18, 2022 at 3:46 pm by LEW

Introduction

The clear command does what it says, it clears the terminal display. The basic command has been around since 1979. (more…)

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Linux Command: du

Published on January 7, 2022 at 5:52 am by LEW

Introduction

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…)

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