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How To Run Cronjob Script On The Last Day Of a Month

How to execute script on the last day of a month on Linux or Unix bash shell? How do I run a disk usage or custom reporting shell/perl/python script on the last day of a month on a Linux or Unix-like systems?
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How To: Temporarily Clear Bash Environment Variables on a Linux and Unix-like System

I'm a bash shell user. I would like to temporarily clear bash shell environment variables. I do not want to delete or unset an exported environment variable. How do I run a program in a temporary environment in bash or ksh shell?
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Bash: Find out the exit codes of all piped commands

How do I get exit status of process that's piped to another (for e.g. 'netstat -tulpn | grep nginx') on a Linux or Unix-like system using a bash shell?
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Linux/Unix: How To Extract and Decompress a .bz2/.tbz2 File

I've a file called foo.bz. How do I extract or decompress a .bz2 file on a Linux or Unix-like systems using command line options?
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I setup a web-server. I need to grant a user ssh access but I do not trust users. How can I limit user session to a specific directory such as /home/httpd/$USERNAME? How do I set up a ssh chroort jail on a Linux operating systems?
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SSH ProxyCommand example: Going through one host to reach another server

How do I use and jump through one server to reach another using ssh on a Linux or Unix-like systems? Is it possible to connect to another host via an intermediary so that the client can act as if the connection were direct using ssh?
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Linux exit from lxc-console keyboard shortcut

I'm using Debian Linux server with Linux Containers (lxc). How do I disconnect and exit from an lxc-console to a shell prompt without closing ssh session?
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How to run sudo command without a password on a Linux or Unix

I'm a new Unix system user. How do I use sudo command without a password on a Linux or Unix-like systems?
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A very serious security problem has been found in the virtual floppy drive QEMU's code used by many computer virtualization platforms including Xen, KVM, VirtualBox, and the native QEMU client. It is called VENOM vulnerability. How can I fix VENOM vulnerability and protect my Linux server against the attack? How do I verify that my server has been fixed against the VENOM vulnerability?
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How To CentOS / RHEL 7 Install Gnome Desktop Using Yum

I installed minimal CentOS Linux 7.x on my laptop. How can I install Gnome desktop GUI on a RHEL (Red Hat) 7 or CentOS Linux 7 system using command line option?
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