In This Article We Highlight Several Linux Security Tools

Linux is a very secure operating system. But that doesn’t mean you should “set it and forget it”. Even though Linux is fairly secure out of the box, you should always set up the security to match your specific needs. In this series of articles you will learn about the tools you need to do just that.

Linux Directory and File Maintenance Made Easy

How often have you taken a look at the contents of your hard drive and wished you would be better organized? Keeping a clean, organized PC will help you work more efficiently and this series of articles will give you the tools that will allow you to do just that.

Top Linux Tools – Installation and Archving in Linux

To the new user, installing applications within the Linux operating system can be a bit confusing. Where are the tools and how are they used? In this Brighthub series you will learn how to use the various Linux application installation tools as well as how to archive files and directories.

Linux tools to aid in configuration and programming

Whether you are in need of a compiler or a means to configure IP address mapping, there are tools for every job within the Linux operating system. But where do you begin? This Linux series is aimed at helping the new user configure Linux and program with Linux.

Linux /etc/hosts file: mapping and security

For anyone who has done any Linux network administration you will know the /etc/hosts files and how they work. If you do not know, here’s your chance. In this article you will learn how to take advantage of the hosts files for simplicity and a small addition to your network security.

G++ Linux Terminal Source Code Compiler

For many studying a programming language the tools can be very costly. Fortunately Linux has some outstanding tools to help you compile your applications. In this entry to the Brighthub Linux Command Line series you will learn how to compile C++ with the help of g++.

Linux Command Line: urpmi

If you use Mandriva Linux then you might know about the urpmi installation tool. If you don’t know about it, you should. The urpmi tool is a one stop shop for downloading, dependency resolving, and installing applications. In this Linux Command Line series entry you will learn about urpmi.

Introduction to Linux Commands: The rpm Command

There are many ways to install an application on a Linux machine. For many the graphical front end of the package manager is all you need. But there are times when you will need to use the command line. For those times, rpm is a good system to know. This article will show you how to use rpm.

Linux Common Commands: The hostname Command

For Linux servers you will have to make sure you know your hostnames. Fortunately there is a very handy command line tool for this purpose. That tool is called hostname. In this entry to the Linux Command Line series you will be introduced to the hostname command.

Remove unused application files with cruft remover

After you’ve used a Linux system for a while there could be a lot of application-related files that are no longer necessary. These files can be hard to locate, but removing the in sum total can save you a good amount of space. This Linux Command Line article will introduce you to cruft-remover.

Linux Syntax Commands: The history Command

The Linux operating system has thousands of commands of which you will use many. Knowing what commands you’ve used in recent history can help you administer a desktop or server. The “history” command is a tool that will show you what commands you have used when your memory fails.

Linux Syntax Commands: The which Command

The Linux ‘which’ command is one of the lesser used commands, but when you need to know the full path to a command, which is the fastest way to find out. This entry to the Linux Command Line series will introduce you to the which command.

Linux Command Line Syntax: The apt-get Command

If you’re looking to get to know Linux through one of the most popular distributions, Ubuntu, then you should learn about the command line installation tool apt-get. This tool makes installing from the command line a snap. In this Basic Linux Commands series entry you will learn all you need to know

Linux Command Line Syntax: The nano Command

With the Linux command line, one tool will be used more than any other – a text editor. There are quite a few text editors but none as simple to use as Nano. In this entry to the Bright Hub Linux Command Line series you will learn how to use the nano text editor.

Linux Command Line: aterm

All of the Linux commands must be issued in a terminal window. One of the more flexible terminal applications is aterm. In this entry to the Linux Command Line series, you will be introduced to the Aterm terminal emulator.

Linux Command Line: gpg

GPG is the open source alternative to PGP. GPG and PGP are cryptographic software packages that encrypt and decrypt files to ensure security on a computer. In this entry to the Brighthub Linux Command Line series you will learn the basics of encrypting a file with GPG.

Linux Command Line: at

Say you want to shut your machine down at a certain time, but you can not be there to shut it down. With Linux you can do this. The “at” command allows you execute command at a specified time. The at command is a very helpful tool to automate tasks at specific times when cron is not the answer.

Basic Linux Commands: The adduser Command

For Linux administrators, the ability to add new users is key. Without the adduser command, the ability to add a new user to a gui-less server would be impossible. In this entry to the Bright Hub Linux Command Line series, you will discover how to make use of this must-have admin tool.

Basic Linux Commands: The ssh Command

If you need to do any remote Linux administration, or if you need to just log onto a remote machine, the defacto standard, secure means to do so is using secure shell. In this entry to the Bright Hub Understanding Linux Commands series, you will learn the basics of using the ssh command.

Linux Common Commands: The iptables Command

Linux is one of the most secure operating systems available. One of the reasons for this tight security is iptables. This command allows you to specify the security of your machine on a very granular level. This entry to the Brighthub Linux Command Line series will introduce you to iptables.