Rename files and directories in Linux

Rename files and directories in Linux Overview Hello there Linux aficionados! Today’s chapter is all about how to rename files and directories in Linux using many different tools in cli and applying various diferrent techniques. We’ll also cover some example how to rename multiple files and directories in linux, aka - batch renaming. Last time we discussed how to copy files and directories and I mentioned ‘mv’ command. Like its name suggests, it’s used primarily for moving files or directories from one destination to another, practically doing cut & paste operations....

April 4, 2024 · 8 min · 1551 words · MarkoN

Copy Files and Folders in Linux

Overview Hello fellow Linux enthusiasts. Hope you’re all well and ready to broaden your knowledge. Today’s topic will be about how to copy files and folders in Linux. And no, it’s with “right-click and copy file”. We do this the cool way, the terminal way. Just kidding… without much further delay let’s get our hands dirty. We’ll be covering several different methods and tools we can utilize that will allow us to perfom the copy actions for various scenarios and use cases....

December 24, 2023 · 8 min · 1556 words · MarkoN

25 essential Vim commands for navigation and editing

Overview Vim is an extremely powerful text editor and can be especially useful when editing larger files. It can speed up/ease up the process. We’ll be looking at some essential Vim commands for navigation and editing text.This article focuses on every day Vim usage, meaning - to help out or increase productivity for a individual or to jump start their journey working in Vim(vim navigation and editing). Vim has multiple working modes and in this post we’ll cover - Normal, Command, Visual and Insert mode, which are modes for every day usage....

December 23, 2023 · 5 min · 1063 words · MarkoN

Setup a passwordless SSH connection on Linux

Overview Previously we have covered a process on how to change SSH port on your remote server(POST). Next in this article, we will show you how to setup a passwordless SSH connection on Linux. To setup a passwordless SSH connection is very secure and a good practice for hardening your server. It is more secure than any other strong password, really difficult to hack and effortless to set up. This guide will help you to set up a passwordless SSH authentication on Linux with a help of SSH keypair that are located on any Linux or Unix-base operating systems....

December 19, 2023 · 6 min · 1136 words · MarkoN

How to setup a cron job in Linux

Overview The following article will cover the basics of cron scheduler and showcase couple of examples on how to setup a cron job in Linux. Periodically, you want to perform certain task at specific time, like sending disk space report of server or take database backup every night. It will be really wonderful if you can perform such kind of task automatically rather than repeat it and doing it manually, right?...

December 19, 2023 · 6 min · 1123 words · MarkoN

How to set a static IP address in Linux

Overview Hi! I hope you’re all well and prepared to learn some new stuff. This time we’ll go through the basics of how to set a static IP address in Linux. In case that this stirs a question is there another type (let’s say dynamic, perhaps?), answer is yes, there is! There is a protocol for assigning dynamic IP addresses called Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol or DHCP shortly. Most likely that you have a dynamic IP address assigned by your router in home environment!...

December 19, 2023 · 6 min · 1201 words · MarkoN

Mount a network shared drive on Linux

Overview In this post we will go through the process on how to mount a network shared drive on Linux.The procedure is executed on Debian and Ubuntu distros using the cifs-utils and for CentOS as well. With this method, not only you can mount a network shared drive, you can also use this method to mount other network shared locations(network shared folders or other network shares). I have a network shared storage server, the server has HDDs in RAID configuration and the storage drives are shared over the network, I am going to use this setup as an example....

December 19, 2023 · 4 min · 822 words · MarkoN

How to install ZSH on Linux

Overview This post is intended to act as guide and demonstrate the steps how to install ZSH on Linux. The following guide will demonstrate how to install ZSH in Linux(aka zshell) and also showcase the steps on how to set zsh as a default shell on login. ZSH is available by default in many repositories of Linux package managers, so the install process is straightforward Install ZSH on Ubuntu/Debian/Mint/Pop OS In order to install ZSH on Ubuntu or Debian or on any Debian/Ubuntu based distro, the ZSH can be installed via the “apt” package and to install it, simply run the following command:...

December 19, 2023 · 3 min · 621 words · MarkoN

How to delete files and folders in linux

Overview Hi fellow Linux users! I hope you are you’re ready for some new lessons about Linux. This time we’ll turn to dark side right away, because this article will be devoted to destruction. We’ll learn how to destroy… I meant, how to delete files and folders in Linux. How to delete files in Linux Deleting files in Linux terminal is fairly easy. You’ve been already introduced to command in last article when we needed to delete symbolic links....

December 19, 2023 · 4 min · 803 words · MarkoN

How to create symlinks in Linux

Overview Hi there fellow Linux learners! Hope you’re ready to expand your knowledge about Linux. Today’s topic is how to create symlinks in Linux, which is short for symbolic links. There are two different kinds of links: soft links hard links In this article we’ll focus on soft symbolic links. Hard links will be on menu some other time. Don’t be intimidated by its name, you don’t have to write symbols, neither remember or decipher ones....

December 19, 2023 · 4 min · 777 words · MarkoN

5 examples to create multiple directories in Linux

Overview Here we will show couple of ways/tips/hints on how to create multiple directories in Linux. The steps we want to cover in this article are how to create multiple directories in linux and sub-directories with the mkdir tool and for each individual example to create the directories with only one command. In other words, we want to run one mkdir command in terminal that will enables us to create multiple directories and sub-directories at once....

December 19, 2023 · 4 min · 649 words · MarkoN

How to create a swap file in Linux

Overview We’re going to cover a process how to create a swap file in Linux, how to activate it and how to adjust it. You might have heard of linux swap term or maybe of linux swap space when you installed your Linux distro on your PC/server. If you were not sure about creating a linux swap space process and didn’t create one for some reason, you can instead create a Linux swap file instead....

December 19, 2023 · 6 min · 1076 words · MarkoN