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Novice Linux / Unix System Administrator Tutorials

These tutorials assumes that you have basic understanding of Unix like operating systems and you are familiar with – Unix/Linux and its commands at the user level, know how to edit files, familiar with the Bourne shell/Bash/Ksh shell, know how to perform standard file processing tasks (such as find/move/copy/delete/) and so on. ( rss feed )

10 Ubuntu / Debian Linux apt Command Examples


I am a new Linux system admin user. How do I use apt command line utility for the package management on Ubuntu Linux LTS and Debian Linux server? How can I use the apt command for the package management?
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How to gzip and keep original file on Unix or Linux command line

I would like to compress a log file using gzip Unix command line utility, and I would also like to keep the original file. However, when I use the gzip my-app.log command, results in modifying my log file and renaming it my-app.log.gz. How do I force the gzip command to keep original file while maintaining the original file on Linux or Unix-like system?
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Unix / Linux: Remove duplicate lines from a text file using awk or perl

I have a text file with exact duplicates of lines. I need to remove all those duplicates lines and preserves the order too on Linux or Unix-like system. How do I delete duplicate lines from a text file?
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Linux: lxc forcefully stop and kill container

I want to stop the application running inside a container. I issued lxc-stop -n myapp but the command is not returning to the shell prompt, and my lxc container entered in hang state. How do I kill my container running on Ubuntu Linux host?
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How to check Debian/Ubuntu Linux package version using apt-get/aptitude command

I am a new Debian / Ubuntu Linux sysadmin. I would like to find out what version I would install if I ran the apt-get command. How do I find out which versions of a package can I install using apt-cache/apt-get command? How do you check package version using apt-get/aptitude on Debian or Ubuntu Linux server?
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How to copy permissions from one file to another on Linux

I need to copy or clone file ownership and permissions from another file on Linux. Is there a bash command line option to clone the user, group ownership and permissions on a file from another file on Linux operating system?
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How to find out Raspberry Pi GPU and ARM CPU temperature on Linux

I am using a Raspberry PI 2/3 credit size computer. How do I find out my GPU or ARM CPU temperature from Linux operating system command line option?
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