Tag: Command-line interface

Aug 09

Google IP address ranges

Google IP address ranges Recently I decided to try the Google Compute Engine Cloud, and one of the things I liked right from the beginning was the ability to connect via SSH to your Ubuntu box. I am going to have to read a bit more about it but basically it seems like it generates …

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May 17

How to: Erase a log file in Ubuntu

How to: Erase a log file in Ubuntu Ever had this huge error log, full of nightmares and bad memories? Well, once you’re done fixing the problems then you’re stuck with megs if not gigs worth of bad memories that perhaps you wish to get rid off. Well, in my case one of my errors …

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Nov 15

What is a privileged port on a Mac / Darwin?

What is a privileged port on a Mac / Darwin? Recently I was trying to connect to a remote SSH server using my MacBook. At one point when trying to configure a Tunnel I got an error saying: Privileged ports can only be forwarded by root My first instinct was to make sure I had …

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Feb 13

General Commands Manual: Rsync

General Commands Manual: Rsync NAME rsync – a fast, versatile, remote (and local) file-copying tool SYNOPSIS   Local: rsync [OPTION…] SRC… [DEST] Access via remote shell: Pull: rsync [OPTION…] [[email protected]]HOST:SRC… [DEST] Push: rsync [OPTION…] SRC… [[email protected]]HOST:DEST Access via rsync daemon: Pull: rsync [OPTION…] [[email protected]]HOST::SRC… [DEST] rsync [OPTION…] rsync://[[email protected]]HOST[:PORT]/SRC… [DEST] Push: rsync [OPTION…] SRC… [[email protected]]HOST::DEST rsync …

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Jan 17

How to: Install Security Updates from the command line in Ubuntu

How to: Install Security Updates from the command line in Ubuntu Lately as I log in to an Ubuntu box I get messages indicating that there are security updates available for Ubuntu but I have struggled to get them installed. 13 packages can be updated. 13 updates are security updates. Traditional one would use apt-get update; …

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Dec 21

How to: Connect to a Remote File System with Nautilus using SSH

How to: Connect to a Remote File System with Nautilus using SSH Nautilus supports connecting to a remote file system using an SSH connection. Before there used to be clear instructions but now it all has gone away with a more simple interface that has left some users confused. But fear not, all you have …

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Dec 15

How to: Find a file in Ubuntu using complex criteria (or not)

How to: Find a file in Ubuntu using complex criteria  (or not) Sometimes you need to find a file and all you know is the extension or the beginning of the file name. A powerful flexible search to look in all sub directories for files that match a criteria is important. Ubuntu comes with such a command …

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Dec 11

How to: List all available Hard Drives / Partitions in Ubuntu

How to: List all available Hard Drives / Partitions in Ubuntu Managing hard drives, partitions and mounting points in Ubuntu requires knowing a few commands in order to list/view what is available on the system. Fortunately Ubuntu offers a few command lines that can help you visualize how your storage is organized so you can …

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Dec 09

How to: Use the Terminal in Ubuntu

How to: Use the Terminal in Ubuntu obtained from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal: “Contributors to the Ubuntu documentation wiki” Lately I have been spending a lot of time using Ubuntu and as a Windows user I realized what I have always known: Life without a GUI is hard. Unless you are constantly using commands or have memorized them you …

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Jan 18

How to: Add your license key to an Exchange Server 2007 or 2010

How to: Add your license key to an Exchange Server 2007 or Exchange Server 2010 via de command line You can easily add your license key via the GUI on Exchange Server, however, sometimes you need to do this via the terminal window. In order to do this you simply need to fun the following …

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