Linux Guides

How to migrate a MySQL database from one Linux server to another using the command the line
March 29, 2017         

How to move/migrate a MySQL database from one Linux server to another via the command line using “mysqldump” to export the database , “scp” (secure copy) to transfer it, and “mysql” to import it.


How to check your connection speed with Speedtest.net from Ubuntu/Debian command line
February 1, 2017     |    Linux

How to check your internet connection speed using the “speedtest-cli” Python application for Ubuntu & Debian and optionally share your results.


How to change your SSH port from the default of 22 on Ubuntu 14.04
January 7, 2017     |    Linux

A little security through obscurity by changing the SSH (Secure Shell) port on your server from the default of 22.


Copy files to, from, or between different hosts using Secure Copy (scp)
December 18, 2016     |    Linux

Secure Copy (scp) copies files between hosts on a network. It uses SSH (Secure Shell) for data transfer, and uses the same authentication and provides the same security as SSH.


How to check the uptime of a Linux server
April 23, 2016     |    Linux

See how long your server’s been up without a reboot or crash.


Install LambdaMOO 1.8.1 server with LambdaCore database on Ubuntu 12
April 17, 2016     |    MOOs/MUDs

MOO = MUD Object-Oriented. This will show you how to download and compile LambdaMOO 1.8.1 server and get it running as a background process using the LambdaCore database.


How to install ‘liquidsoap’ audio stream generator on Ubuntu 12.04
April 17, 2016     |    Radio Streaming

Coming soon. How to install liquidsoap (can be used to generate fallback streams, playlist scheduling, insert ads, etc.)


Extract a .tar.gz archive to a specific location in Ubuntu 12.04
April 12, 2016     |    Linux

How to extract a .tar.gz file to a specific folder and vice versa (create a .tar.gz file from a folder) using the ‘tar’ command from Ubuntu 12.04 command-line terminal.


Reload config file for Icecast radio streaming server without dropping listeners
April 12, 2016     |    Radio Streaming

How to reload the /etc/icecast2/icecast.xml configuration file for Icecast radio streaming server without dropping your listeners, DJs, or affecting your stream.


How to switch to another user using sudo in Ubuntu 12.04 shell
April 12, 2016     |    Linux

How to switch to another user from the Ubuntu 12.04 command-line shell without the password of the target user. Must have sudo permissions.


How to create symbolic links in Ubuntu 12.04 shell
April 12, 2016     |    Linux

How to create a symbolic link using the ‘ln’ command from an Ubuntu 12.04 command-line terminal/shell to refer a path to another location on your disk.


How to check your hard drive space in Ubuntu 12.04 shell
April 12, 2016         

How to list all storage devices using the ‘dh’ command from a command-line Ubuntu 12.04 shell, including file system type, total size, used space, available space, % used and mountpoint.


Using ‘eyeD3’ to show/edit/copy MP3 ID3 tags in Ubuntu 12.04 shell
April 10, 2016         

How to use ‘eyed3’ from an Ubuntu 12 command-line terminal to display ID3 tags, edit ID3 tags, copy ID3v2 to ID3v1, copy ID3v1 to ID3v2 and more.


Customize folder display on Apache2 using .htaccess file on Ubuntu 12.04
April 9, 2016         

Coming soon.


Using an .htaccess file to password protect an Apache folder in Ubuntu 12.04
April 9, 2016         

Coming soon… easy to password protect a folder, create multiple usernames with encrypted passwords, even style the folder page.


Batch re-encode MP3s and fix ID3 tags using ‘lame’ and ‘id3cp’ in Ubuntu 12 script.
April 8, 2016     |    Audio File Manipulation

How to process a folder of mp3s, re-encode mp3s files to bitrates/specifications, copy id3v1/id3v2 tags, etc. using ‘lame’ and ‘id3cp’ in a script on Ubuntu 12.04.


Give root privileges to a new user & safely disable the root account on Ubuntu 12.04
April 4, 2016     |    Linux

For security reasons it’s a good idea create new users with root permissions and disable login access to the default “root” account. This is usually the first thing I do


How to check running tasks, CPU & RAM usage in Ubuntu 12.04
March 27, 2016     |    Linux

How to see which tasks are running, how much processing power (CPU) and memory (RAM) each task is using, PIDs (process IDs) for running tasks, information about your CPU, total RAM, etc. from a command-line shell/terminal in Ubuntu 12.04


How to list users, add users, edit users and more in Ubuntu 12.04
March 26, 2016     |    Linux

Commands to list all current users, add a new user, delete an existing user, backup and/or delete a user’s home directory, rename a user, change a user’s password, etc. from an Ubuntu 12.04 command-line terminal.


Find files containing a text string in subfolders using ‘grep’ in Ubuntu 12.04
February 27, 2016     |    Linux

How to find files containing a particular text string in current folder & subfolders using the ‘grep’ command from an Ubuntu 12.04 command-line terminal.