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Linux is the kernel that powers the cloud. This section contains content related to Linux, Linux distributions, web servers, and system administration.

Akamai Linode Cloud Now Supporting Kali Linux

Jul 6, 2022 by Hillary Wilmoth
Kali Linux is an industry-standard, open source platform for security research and penetration testing. It’s now available within the Linode Cloud Manager and as a Marketplace app.
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How to Use Sar (System Activity Reporter) | Linux Essential Commands with Jay LaCroix

The System Activity Reporter (Sar) is a utility program for analyzing Linux system performance. Sar is a do-it-all monitoring tool that is part of the Sysstat system resource utilities package. Linux administrators should learn sar for its wide range of utility features. This video shows you how to install and configure sar on your Debian or Ubuntu Linux system. You also learn several useful commands to get you started collecting data about your Linux system’s activity.

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The Echo Command | Linux Essential Commands

As the name suggests, the echo command echoes the text or string that you want it to display. You can also use the echo command to display the files or directories, write to a file, or use it with other commands. In this video, we'll cover some common use cases for the echo command.

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How to Use the rsync Command | Linux Essentials Tutorial

Rsync is a command line utility which synchronizes files and folders from one location to another. In this tutorial, we'll cover the basics of rsync including examples and common uses.

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Everything You Need to Know About sudo | Linux Essentials Tutorial

Sudo is a fundamental Linux command that allows a system administrator to delegate authority to give certain users, or groups of users, the ability to run commands as root or another user. In this video, we'll cover the basics of sudo and how it works.

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The Linux Filesystem Explained | How Each Directory is Used

This video will give you an overview of the top-level directories found on most Linux systems. We'll go over how some of the common top-level directories are used, and explain their specific purposes within Linux.

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The htop Command | Linux Essentials Tutorial

In Linux, the top command is used to view a server’s processor activity in real-time. The htop command is an alternative to top, offering an easier interface featuring color, mouse operation, the ability to scroll through processes. In this video, we'll show how htop is overall more intuitive, although providing similar output as the regular top command.

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Cockpit | An Easy to Use Web GUI for Your Linux Servers

Cockpit gives you a GUI for your server, which can be accessed via a web browser. Cockpit makes it easy to start containers, administer storage, configure networks, inspect logs, and perform system tasks with a mouse. You can think of Cockpit like a graphical “desktop interface”, but for individual servers.

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These 3 tools will change the way you transfer files between your Linode and local machine.

In this video, we'll show you 3 ways to copy files from your local computer to a Linux server using scp, sshfs, and Filezilla.

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Speed Up Your SSH Sessions with These Seven Quick SSH Config Tricks

If you frequently connect to servers via SSH with different configurations, using an SSH Config File can simplify the way you connect to these servers. In this video, Jay will show you 7 ways to use SSH Config Files to make your SSH experience much easier.

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How to use the ps Command | Linux Command Line Basics

The ps aux command is a tool to monitor processes running on your Linux system. A process is associated with any program running on your system, and is used to manage and monitor a program’s memory usage, processor time, and I/O resources. Since the ps aux command displays an overview of all the processes that are running, it is a great tool to understand and troubleshoot the health and state of your Linux system.

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18 Commands That Will Change The Way You Use Linux Forever

When it comes to using Linux, there's usually a few ways to accomplish a task. Here are eighteen commands that will change the way you use Linux forever. Whether you're a Linux newbie or a seasoned SysAdmin, you'll find this video helpful.

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