How To Quickly Find The File Type From Linux Mint/Ubuntu Command Line

Here is a quick way to find out properties of different files directly using the Linux Mint / Ubuntu command line. 1. Open Terminal and type : file nameoffile It will display what kind of file type is the given file along with a few other properties. This can be useful when there are a lot of files that need to be checked for properties and then store the information for reference. For checking out...

Cool Linux Command Wallpaper

Cool Linux Command Wallpaper
Here’s a cool Linux Commands Wallpaper: [Note: Open in a new browser tab/window to view full size]

How To Use Wall In Linux Mint / Ubuntu : A Retro Way Of Messaging Users

There is a pretty cool command in all Linux versions (including Mint / Ubuntu) by which you can broadcast messages to all users who have their terminals open. Even more useful is the fact that you can actually display all the contents of a file to all the logged in users. This command is called the wall (maybe that’s how Facebook got it 🙂 ). General format of this is : wall <filename>. Here...

Quickly Get List Of Logged In Users And Last Boot Time In Linux Mint / Ubuntu

When using Linux Mint / Ubuntu or any *nix based system, it is quicker and actually efficient to get tasks done directly using the Terminal instead of the point and click stuff. Here is a simple command that will show you who has logged into the current system plus when the system was last booted up in Linux Mint and Ubuntu : 1. Open Terminal and type who -u -b 2. That’s it! This brings up a...

Linux Command Line Basics: Part 6

In today’s post we’ll learn a few more Linux system information commands. Those who are new to this site can read part 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 of this series for better understanding. Let’s get started: 1. ifconfig – interface configuration. This command displays information about the network interfaces in a system. 2. iwconfig – This command is similar to ‘ifconfig’...

Linux Command Line Basics: Part 5

In today’s post we’ll learn a few Linux system information commands: 1. df – disk free. This commands displays filesystem and disk space usage for all partitions. If option ‘-h’ (human-readable) is used with the command, it will generate the report using KB/MB/GB units instead of number of blocks which are displayed when the command is used without any options. 2. free...