Linux For Beginners & Advanced Users

Tutorials, howtos, faqs, hacks, and tips about GNU/Linux operating systems for Linux users sorted by easy, intermediate and advanced level. ( rss feed ).

I‘m a new Linux, OS X or Unix-like system users. I’m using bash shell. I made changes to my $HOME/.profile ($HOME/.bash_profile) file. How can I restart my session without doing logout and login again?

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I want to extract tar file to specific directory called /tmp/data. How can I extract a tar archive to a different directory using tar command on a Linux or Unix-like systems?

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I‘m a new MySQL server user. My server is running on a CentOS Linux. How can I check the number of active MySQL connections on Linux based system?

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I‘m a new Ubuntu Linux user. How do I install the LEMP stack on an Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS server using command line options to serve dynamic web apps?

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I‘m a new Linux / Unix system user. How can I set encrypted tunnel between my desktop/laptop computer and server in a remote data center to bypass the limits in a network? How do I create a reverse SSH tunnel on Unix-like systems?

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I run a multi-user system. Most users access resources using ssh client. How to stop leaking process information to all users on Linux operating systems? How do I prevent users from seeing processes that do not belong to them on a Debian/Ubuntu/RHEL/CentOS Linux server?

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How can I analyze line rate taking log file as input on a Linux system? How do I find the IP flooding my Apache/Nginx/Lighttpd web-server on a Debian or Ubuntu Linux?

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