How To List Linux Services Using SystemD

How To List Linux Services Using SystemD

Coming from a Windows environment, this question always seems to arise to newbies… How do you list running services in Linux? Well, systemd of course! One of the most common tasks when working with systemd is listing all available services and their status. This is useful for troubleshooting issues and understanding the services running on […]

What Is The TOUCH Command And How To Use It In Linux

touch is one of those commands that I was introduced to rather flippantly. Just as a consequence of following along with some blog. touch is a CLI utility that comes standard on most Unix-based OSes and like the name implies; touch simply “touches” i.e creates files without requiring the user to directly modify them. There […]

How To Download Files In A Terminal Using The WGET Command

Just when you thought that the terminal can’t get any niftier, here is another banger command that makes life easier. wget is a CLI utility that can download files from the web. wget can easily download files, websites, and even entire FTP directories. It supports HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP protocols. Unlike using a browser to […]

How To Manage Directories in Linux With RMDIR and MKDIR

Directory management on Linux is an easy task with the use of mkdir, which creates directories and rmdir which removes them. mkdir & rmdir are essential commands to know, especially if you want to get comfortable with the Linux CLI. You don’t want to be GUI jockey, now… Creating a directory using mkdir Creating a […]

Manage Users in Linux Using USERADD and USERDEL

From time to time (more so if you’re a homelabber or sysadmin) you’ll have to perform user management on your system. This can be accomplished by using the useradd and userdel commands. The useradd command allows admins to create new users, while userdel (as you can imagine) allows us to delete existing users. Let’s look […]

How To Use Aliases in Linux with ALIAS and UNALIAS

How To Use Aliases in Linux with ALIAS and UNALIAS

As Linux users we spend a lot of time in our terminals getting things done; updating our systems, installing packages, development, etc. We live in our terminals, and as such we often end up inputting the same commands over and over again. Running sudo apt update everyday gets really old, really quick. Thankfully, as Linux […]

How To Check Disk Usage in Linux with the DU Command

du (disk usage) is a Linux CLI utility that allows users to see the estimated amount of disk space used by their files and directories. Like find, du is another command that should be in your terminal toolkit as it has a very easy syntax and provides valuable file disk usage information. du has a […]

How To Remove Files in Linux with RM and SHRED

All those files we create day in and out have to get cleared up somehow, which is why we have rm and shred. rm lets us remove files or directories in super simple way. shred goes further than rm by overwriting the file contents, with the option to also remove the file. Learning about these […]

How To Locate Your Lost Files in Linux with FIND

Locate your lost files in Linux with FIND

Every file wants to be found, but how do you find a file in Linux? You could use a file manager like Thunar, Dolphin, or Nautilus, but like anything else on Linux, the terminal version is better. That said, find is a new skill to add to the ol’ terminal toolkit. The find command is […]

EASILY View Disk Usage in Linux with DUF


How do you check disk usage in Linux? I’m sure that is a question many of us have wondered especially when first learning Linux. There are many tools out there that can help us view this information about our system. In my opinion, a lot of them just look ugly, simple to understand but still […]