unix computer

Question: Often I read about bigiron on mailing lists and the Internet forum. What is Big Iron and how it is related to UNIX system?


Q. How do I open or uncompress .gz extension file under Linux or UNIX computer? A. The .gz file extension are created using Gzip program which reduces the size of the named files using Lempel-Ziv coding (LZ77). gunzip / gzip is software application used for file compression. gzip is short for GNU zip; the program […]


Q. How can I display or show today’s UNIX computer date from a shell script using echo command? How do I store date command output to a variable? A. Date command is use to print or set the system date and time under Linux/Unix like operating systems. However some time you need to include today’s […]