Common Linux Commands You Should Know: Part 2

In our last post, we looked at 5 Linux commands (technically six) that are invaluable to any new system administrator. The following are a few more, some of which are critical to know.
cat – This is a unique program that allows you to combine multiple files or parts into a whole. It can also print […]

Using the Magic SysRq Key to Rescue a Linux System

It could be a freeze, a crash, or simply completely or near unresponsiveness that drives you to shut off your server and start it back up cold. That, however, is never ideal. The ideal way to recover a system is to bring it back to complete functionality or simply restart it gracefully. Enter Magic SysRq, […]

How to String Multiple Linux Commands Together

On a Linux dedicated server, the shell provides a powerful arsenal of commands for you to manage your system. Used in isolation, these commands can be very effective. Used in combination, you can truly unlock the power of your system.
There are a few ways to string commands together. One of the most basic tools you […]

The Wondrous World of /proc

Linux servers, regardless of the distribution, all share a common thread that system administrators know about and use to monitor the server and troubleshoot hardware. That commonality is /proc, a truly unique and special file system that can give you all sorts of wondrous information about your dedicated server.
The proc filesystem is mounted at boot […]

Using The cat Command

There are many files on your dedicated server that can give you valuable information about the current running condition, errors, or general status. ¬†Files like those in the /proc directory, for example, can provide you with vital system information. ¬†Nevertheless, it is not a good idea to just open files like that in a text […]

Tools to Examine Linux Files

A dedicated server running Linux has an arsenal of file examination tools. Should you ever need to find out more information about a file or set of files, there are several commands that can help.
File – This simple command will give you more information about a file and help you determine what type of […]