Kali Linux – Fresh Installation Guide

Kali Linux is arguably one of the best out of the box Linux distributions available for security testing. While many of the tools in Kali can be installed in most Linux distributions, the Offensive...

How to Install Security Updates Automatically on Debian and Ubuntu

It has been said before -and I couldn’t agree more- that some of the best system administrators are those who seem (note the use of the word seem here) to be lazy all the...

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How to Find Out List of All Open Ports in Linux

In this article, we will briefly talk about ports in computer networking and move to how you can list all open ports in Linux. In computer networking, and more definitely in software terms, a...

How to Compress and Decompress a .bz2 File in Linux

To compress a file(s), is to significantly decrease the size of the file(s) by encoding data in the file(s) using less bits, and it is normally a useful practice during backup and transfer of...

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How to Convert Files to UTF-8 Encoding in Linux

In this guide, we will describe what character encoding and cover a few examples of converting files from one character encoding to another using a command line tool. Then finally, we will look at...

How to Find a Process Name Using PID Number in Linux

In this article, we will look at how to find a process name by its process identification number (PID). Before we dive into the actual solution, let us briefly talk about how processes are...

October ’16 Development Update

It’s nearly November already, and that means it’s time for another Development Update! If you’re curious, you can look back at the old ones, all posted on this blog. 60 to RELEASE 60 should be going to RELEASE this week. EA4 (EasyApache 4) improvements, increased security, code optimizations, website speed improvements, all rolled into just one release. If you haven’t taken a look yet, you definitely should! The release site is chock-full of pretty information, …

4 Useful Way to Know Plugged USB Device Name in Linux

As a newbie, one of the many things you should master in Linux is identification of devices attached to your system. It may be your computer’s hard disk, an external hard drive or removable...

3 Ways to Extract and Copy Files from ISO Image in Linux

Let’s say you have a large ISO file on your Linux server and you wanted to access, extract or copy one single file from it. How do you do it? Well in Linux there...

How to Sort Output of ‘ls’ Command By Last Modified Date and Time

One of the commonest things a Linux user will always do on the command line is listing the contents of a directory. As we may already know, ls and dir are the two commands...

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How to Check Bad Sectors or Bad Blocks on Hard Disk in Linux

Let us start by defining a bad sector/block, it’s a section on a disk drive or flash memory that can not be read from or written to anymore, as a result of a fixed...

3 Ways to Delete All Files in a Directory Except One or Few Files with Extensions

Sometimes you get into a situation where you need to delete all files in a directory or simply cleanup a directory by removing all files except files of a given type (ending with a...

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How To Install Nginx, MariaDB 10, PHP 7 (LEMP Stack) in 16.10/16.04

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How to Install LAMP with PHP 7 and MariaDB 10 on Ubuntu 16.10

In this article, we will go through the various steps to install the constituent packages in LAMP stack with PHP 7 and MariaDB 10 on Ubuntu 16.10 Server and Desktop editions. As you may...

Livepatch – Apply Critical Security Patches to Ubuntu Linux Kernel Without Rebooting

If you are a system administrator in charge of maintaining critical systems in enterprise environments, we are sure you know two important things: 1) Finding a downtime window to install security patches in order...

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