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Top Docs videos are easy-to-follow references for Linux, web servers, web development, and more. Learn how to get a Linux server up and running with common configurations.
Episodes of Top Docs feature Jay LaCroix from the popular YouTube channel, LearnLinuxTV, where he posts Linux tutorials, guides, distribution reviews, and more.
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.
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.
How to Install Nextcloud on an Ubuntu Server | Install Nextcloud from Scratch on Linode
In this tutorial, Jay LaCroix shows you how to install Nextcloud on an Ubuntu server from scratch. While Linode offers an easy One-Click Nextcloud install option, setting up Nextcloud from scratch allows you to further customize your instance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Reset SSH Host Keys when Deploying Linux Templates in Proxmox
In this video, we'll go over how to create a new set of SSH host keys for each instance that you create from an image. Resetting SSH host keys, and making sure that each instance that you set up has different host keys, is vital to server security.
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.
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.
How to use Multiple SSH Keys | Managing Different SSH Keys on your System
There’s a good chance you’ve been using SSH (Secure Shell) to access your Linode from your computer. In this video, we’ll cover how to generate and use SSH Key Pairs for easily and securely logging into your server.
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