How to change password in Linux

Overview This article will be about the first line of defense against unauthorized access to your computer and personal information – passwords, meaning that we’ll explaining the process on how to change password in Linux for an existing user and for other users too. Main point about the passwords - The stronger your password is the more protected your computer will be. So be sure NOT to use your first or last name, date or place of birth, names of your children, pets or spouses, your home address, words from dictionary etc....

December 19, 2023 · 5 min · 872 words · MarkoN

How to change hostname on Linux

Overview In this post we will cover the steps on how to change hostname on Linux. We’ll go through the basics on how to change a hostname on a Linux machine and why we do it and all the steps will be demonstrated using the terminal. Additionally, we’ll showcase a couple of different methods on how to do it. The options we’ll demonstrate can be applied on almost any Linux distro, for an example we can change the hostname on Ubuntu/Debian and even change the hostname on Fedora/RedHat....

December 19, 2023 · 4 min · 750 words · MarkoN

How to add user to sudoers on Linux

Overview This post will cover multiple procedures on how to add user to sudoers on Linux or in other words, how to give sudo privileges to a user on Linux. The steps showcased here can be applied for almost any Linux distribution. We’re also going to showcase how to add a missing sudoers file and sudoers group in Linux, which by default may occur on some minimal Linux installations(usually on the first and fresh install)....

December 18, 2023 · 4 min · 751 words · MarkoN

Add user to the group in Linux

Overview We’re going to cover the steps how to add user to the group in Linux via terminal and how to remove a user from the group. This is also another essential skills a Linux user should know since this procedure is a part of user management practice. This post is a part of our Linux user management post series. In one of our earlier posts, we covered the process how to create and delete users in Linux via terminal(you can check out the procedure here - post)....

December 15, 2023 · 4 min · 784 words · MarkoN

Create multiple files in Linux with one command

Overview Last time I showed you how to create a file in Linux, both ways – using text editors and using almighty terminal(link to »>POST«<). But, did you know that you can create multiple files at once? No, I don’t mean by repeating the same command over and over. I mean creating multiple files at once, with a single command. So that’s, what are going to cover in this article - how to create multiple files in Linux with one command....

October 27, 2022 · 3 min · 548 words · MarkoN

How to extract tar.gz file in Linux

Overview The topic for this post will be how to extract tar.gz file in Linux using the tar tool in terminal. In addition we’ll showcase other basic tar options too. If you are new to Linux OS, you must be heard of the tar files. Most open-source packages are distributed in tar format. Every Linux user should be familiar with the the tar command, at least the basics. The tar is the most wildly used archive package in Linux OS, just like zip files....

June 25, 2022 · 3 min · 539 words · MarkoN

How to install Jellyfin on Debian 11

How to install Jellyfin on Debian 11 Overview The following article will demonstrate the steps on how to install Jellyfin on Debian 11. We’re going to demonstrate two steps on how to install Jellyfin on Debian. First will be focused on installing Jellyfin on Debian 11 by adding the Jellyfin repositories to the apt sources and installing it via apt(this will enable not just to install Jellyfin via apt package manager but also get the updates as well and manage the Jellyfin as a service)....

May 17, 2022 · 3 min · 611 words · MarkoN

How to setup NFS server on Alma Linux(NFS share)

This article will act as a guide for a procedure - how to setup NFS server on Alma Linux or in another words and how to create an NFS share on Alma Linux. NFS stands for Network File System is a network file sharing protocol that allows you to share files and directories over the network. You can mount the file systems over a network and use them as your local drive....

May 4, 2022 · 4 min · 789 words · MarkoN

Install Gnome on Debian 11

Install Gnome on Debian 11 Overview In this article we will cover the process how to Install Gnome Debian 11. That’s one of the most wonderful features that you can do with Linux. The ability to install multiple different desktop environments and to fully customize it per your liking. Thing to consider before installing another Desktop Environment Installing multiple Desktop Environments is not without risks. It requires time and some in-depth GNU/Linux knowledge in order to make ti all working smooth and to troubleshoot with ease, if some issues do come up....

November 23, 2021 · 4 min · 697 words · MarkoN

Setup Urbackup server on Ubuntu

Setup Urbackup server on Ubuntu Overview The following post will showcase the steps how to setup Urbackup server on Ubuntu. By this we mean that we’ll be install Urbackup server on Ubuntu and also, we’ll show to add a client on the server and how to run a backup job. UrBackup is an Open Source client/server backup system, that through a combination of image and file backups features, differential backups and other tools can do various backup jobs while the system is running without interrupting current processes....

November 14, 2021 · 6 min · 1085 words · MarkoN

Install NFS server on Rocky Linux 8[NFS share mount]

Install NFS server on Rocky linux 8[NFS share mount] Overview The post will showcase the steps how to install NFS server on Rocky linux. On another post, we covered the other method as well where we showed the process mounting the network shared drive on Linux, but with this method we used cifs-utils tools(LINK). The principle behind this process is basically the same - mount a network shared folder or drive from another machine and access it via local network....

November 11, 2021 · 7 min · 1354 words · MarkoN

How to setup Zabbix on Ubuntu 20.04

How to setup Zabbix on Ubuntu 20.04 Overview Zabbix is an open source monitoring solution for diverse IT components, including networks and network devices, virtual machines, servers, and cloud services. Zabbix provides monitoring metrics for most of the components, such as CPU usage, network utilization, RAM and disk space consumption, temperatures, etc. Software can monitor operations on Linux, Mac OS, Solaris, HP-UX natively, but for Windows monitoring usage of agents is needed....

October 29, 2021 · 7 min · 1302 words · MarkoN