Backup Home Directory In Linux Using Tar

surgeprice.display("ihaveapc.com_336x280_abovepost"); The tar command in Linux can quickly create archives of entire directories. All of this can be done just with a single command. Here is how : Suppose, the home directory of a user needs to be archived for backup purposes. This directory and all the sub-directories can be “tarred” by the following command : tar -zcvf homedirarchive.tar.gz...

How To Install And Use Skype In Linux Mint /Ubuntu

The popular Internet video and audio messenger Skype is available for Linux Mint / Ubuntu too. Here is how to quickly install and use it : 1. Open Terminal in Linux Mint / Ubuntu and type : sudo apt-get install skype2. Once installed, it will show up in the Applications > Internet section.3. Launch Skype and sign in with user name and password as usual.4. Once logged in, you can change various...

Quickly Find Out Full File Path To Commands And Applications In Linux Mint / Ubuntu

Here is a very quick way to find out the complete path of a command in Linux Mint / Ubuntu : Open Terminal and type which <command>This is useful not only for finding out the complete path of installed applications but also for the in-built commands that are used in Linux Mint / Ubuntu. Isn’t this better than actually right-clicking, going to the Properties or the path window and finally...