Linux Commands & Programming

  • Save Keystrokes: Using Aliases in Linux

    Working at the command line usually means typing. A lot of typing. Using aliases in Linux will cut down on the number of keystrokes that you use. Don't know what an alias is? Well, keep reading to find out.
    By Berry van der Linden July 4, 2011 

  • Combining PDFs at the command line

    Combining multiple PDFs into one file is easy. Just turn to the command line and run Ghostscript. It's a quick and effective way to mash PDF files together.
    By Berry van der Linden July 4, 2011 

  • Resolve USB Passthrough Issues With Your VM Easily

    Connecting a USB flash memory device or printer to a virtual machine in VirtualBox shouldn't be too much trouble, but if you do find that the device cannot be recognized, here are a couple of useful tips that will come in handy.
    By Christian Cawley June 29, 2011 


  • The Best Linux Database Software

    Save your company or yourself a fortune on free powerful database software provided by Free and Open Source Linux alternatives.
    By Andrew Carr June 29, 2011 

  • How to Format a Hard Drive as Mac HFS in Linux

    Gparted is a live linux CD that allows you to format a hard drive as Mac HFS and many other file systems. It is a distributed as an ISO, which is burnt onto a CD or DVD. Once successfully burned, it can be used to boot your computer instead of the hard...
    By Matthew Ruane June 6, 2011 

  • Overview of Linux Kernel Parameters

    Are your Linux software installations messing with your system? It might be of great interest to know that your installations might just be tampering with the Linux Kernel Parameters. This guide will show you how to get access to those same parameters...
    By S. R. Obbayi May 26, 2011 


  • The Linux dd Command

    The Linux dd command - as useful as it is powerful when used properly. Use caution when using this command, though, or you could end up destroying the information on your hard drive!
    By Michael Dougherty May 23, 2011 

  • C Programming For Beginners - Part 14

    In this article, we continue to explain some basic concepts required in C programming. First, we describe the C reserved words. We then give the rules to follow in making up "user identifiers" in C. We end with some naming conventions used in...
    By Noel Kalicharan May 23, 2011 

  • IP Address Configuration in CentOS - Commandline and Graphical Modes

    Trying out CentOS? By default, any Linux distribution offers a multitude of ways to change your networking and IP addressing. In CentOS, you can choose to do so using 3 different methods. In this article, we take a look at them.
    By Pranav Thadeshwar May 22, 2011 

  • C Programming For Beginners - Printing Double and Float

    In this article, we discuss how floating-point values are printed in C. We show what happens when we print them with and without using a “field width”.
    By Noel Kalicharan May 22, 2011 
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