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June, 2018

  • 30 June

    How To Check Which Linux Shell You’re Using

    The majority of Linux based hosting servers generally use the BASH shell, or Bourne Again Shell. As such this is what we base most of our Linux server tutorials on. However other Linux shell’s exist, and it’s a good idea to make sure you know what Linux shell you’re using when you first login to a server. Luckily – getting ...

  • 30 June

    The BASH Shell: Copy, Move & Delete Files on Linux Servers

    Any webmaster will inevitably find themself staring at a terminal screen, tasked with a job of performing some management/maintenance work on a Linux based server. Most of the time you’ll find yourself doing basic tasks – like moving files, removing unnecessary directories, and renaming other ones. All of these things can be accomplished using a few simple commands – which ...

March, 2012

  • 26 March

    The BASH Shell: Command History & Aliases

    Command History Bash keeps track of a certain number of previous commands that you have entered into the shell. The number of commands is given by a shell variable called HISTSIZE (which we will discuss later on). Bash stores the text of your previous commands in a history list. When you logon to to your account, the history list is ...

  • 20 March

    The BASH Shell: Wildcards & Command Line Completion

    The GNU Bourne-Again SHell (BASH), as the name implies, is an extension of the Bourne shell. It provides a Command Line Interface (CLI) for working on *nix systems and is the most common shell used on Linux systems. Chances are that if you’re managing your own virtual or dedicated server – you’ll end up using the bash shell fairly often. ...

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