Category Archives: Basics

man command in Linux and Unix

man command, short for manual, provides help for the commands, utilities or function in Linux and Unix systems. Learn about usage , related packages, sections and other interesting facts about man pages.

Solaris 11 & Solaris 10 Certification

Learn about the Solaris 10 & 11 certification , price, number of questoons , duration and direct links to official site for exam 1z0-876, 1z0-821 and more.

Download Linux : Top 10 Free Linux Distributions for Desktop and Servers

Here is the list of top 10 Linux distributions to free download latest version of linux operating system with links to linux documentation and home pages.
All the Linux distributions are either derivative of GNU/Linux ( OS made up of Linux Kernel developed by Linus Torvalds and GNU software repository) or derived from other Linux derivatives.

Top 10 Must have Books for Unix and Linux Administartors

Here is the top 10 must have books for system administartors who are starting working in Unix and Linux adminstration or current system administartors who want to improve skills and go deeper to learn and manage Unix and Linux systems.

10 Must Have O’Reilly Books for System Administrators

Published several years ago these O’Reilly books are still useful & relevant for the current and new system administratiors. Although these books may not cover latest version of operating systems yet these explains very well the underlaying technical details and process which have not changed over the years.

awk Commands, Examples & Meaning

Learn to use awk for text and data extraction, data processing, validation,  generate reports for analysis, automation with with the help of examples of if else , compare & arrays plus regular expressions & built in operational variables, meaning, examples &command syntax.

Bash in Windows 10 : Ten Facts You Must Know

Bash in Windows 10

Bash in Windows : Learn about top 10 must know facts for use and setting the expectation right. 

What is Hadoop ? Facts you must know about Apache Hadoop

Apache hadoop

What Is Hadoop?
Apache Hadoop is an open source software frame work developed by Apache Hadoop Project.
The framework allows distributed data processing spread over a large number of computers.
Hadoop 2.x is the latest version with major changes in its architecture & current release is 2.3.0 , released on 20 February, 2014.

Linux & Unix Date Format Examples

Learn about Linux and Unix date & time formating with the help of simple explanation and added example. Date command in Unix & Linux is used to format date as well as time. First portion of this article covers Date  function and the second portion has the  time function covered.

Php Date Format

Date time formatting in PHP
Many scripts written in php need date and time function . PHP has many predfined date formats and you can also customized it as per your need .
Here are some of the date format examples and additional details for php.

ssh Without Password in Few Simple Steps

How to configure passwordless ssh &sftp access in Unix & Linux systems? Follow these simple steps with examples with a basic troubleshooting section at the end. sftp uses underlaying ssh access for authentication and after you establish passwordless ssh access you will have passwordless sftp access as well.

This a real life example of configuring passwordless access for two users . The user ‘web’ in this case needs a secure password less access to another user james in a server ‘devserver’
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Geek Speaks

Geek Speaks – collection of previous geek speaks
SE, HVD, LVD SCSI interfaces
CIDR : Classless Inter-Domain Routing
Priority Paging
FSSTABLE
umask
Dynamic System Domains

Unix Tutorial – Learn Unix OS Basics to get started

This is a Unix Tutorial where you can learn Unix OS Basics to get started with UNIX and Linux operating systems and covers Unix Directory structure , Unix Commads and Unix Shells

Unix Tech Tips

  1. Running Sol
    aris  in 32 or 64 bit mode
    – Page 1
  2. Removing ^M from Unix text files – Page 2
  3. Backup commands – ufsdump , tar , cpio – Page 3
  4. Setting up Ethernet card speed & duplex mode – Page 4
  5. One Line scripts – Page 4

vi editor Quick Reference


Introduction

Learn about the default text editor, vi, pronounced as ”vee eye”, in Unix, Linux and other Unix like systems. A short, concise vi editor quick reference lets you get started with vi today. Explains vi editor mode & many common vi commands with examples for editing in vi.