5 useful Linux shell applications you may have never seen

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Few weeks ago I’ve posted Linux command line utilities list trying to make shell jobs faster. But also there is a vast choice of entertainment applications. Their purposes have a little bit different context. They can replace enormous GUI programs or simply save you from web-browser usage. What could be better to get all features staying on the shell?

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Cheatsheet: iptables

iptables is Linux firewall standard. You can easily open and close network connections through it. Actually it’s pretty easy, but sometimes we can’t remember any flags and commands to create firewall rules. Here is a cheatsheet table constituted by all necessary iptables rules for novices. I’ll try to update it once in a while.

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20 useful Linux shell utilities you may have never seen

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If you totally get to the bottom of Linux shell – you’ll agree that it’s a powerful environment. Understanding of things like text manipulators, system utilities etc. makes a great deal in operations performance. But sometimes we have a desire to simplify command line toolkit. Days go by and we’re starting to notice that some mechanisms could be better. Command history search is complicated. “du” scrolling doesn’t show up a descriptive filesystem usage statistics. And sometimes instead of command line we’re picking GUI programs. Despite of we know this way as less productive.

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10 Books for Operations Engineer

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Professional literature – one of the most important parts in engineer education. Junior Ops (as a developer too) feels lack of knowledge and experience which needs to be removed. Every found useful book improves your subject insight and professional mindset at all. It’s worth to get out from rest and spend a couple of hours to get to the subject bottom.

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Cheatsheet: Linux shell

Linux terminal includes myriad of opportunities by default. But sometimes we can’t figure out how to execute any operation easier. From scratch we tried to parse enourmous logs by eyes or use graphical instruments when it’s not necessary. Another problem – we’re forgetting how to type any helpful command we need. Thus there is one way to scroll Google and read the same forum branch we did before. So, it would be better to have a petty prompt with command syntax we really need. It’s useful as on the tab of your document application as well as pinned to the wall in your room.

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How to connect HP printer to Linux

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In some experiences of Linux customization printing is a sore point. Frankly, I still can’t figure out about Canon printers, where is no one official Linux driver. Here I want to share my experience about what to do with HP printers. In my example I used HP Laserjet 1020 and Fedora 23. So, I used DNF for some packages installation. You’re in your own at this case.

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