Dusting Off the Archives - compiling software from scratch

Installing software on Linux, or any Unix system from the source code is something that is difficult to pick up straight away. Nowadays, the chances you'll need to actually do this are lower, but sometime it's good to know how.

Back in September, I showed you how most source applications can be compiled and installed.

Installing software. It’s something that you do quite a lot if you ...

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Unix fundamentals - compiling software from scratch

This is a fundamentals post - where we cover a fundamental concept to do with a particular bit of free/open source software so you can learn it, brush up and then be armed with that knowledge for future posts!

Installing software. It's something that you do quite a lot if you're like most computer users. On Unix-like systems, there are several different ways you be getting that program ...

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The quickest way to keying an SSH login

If you read Peter's tutorial a while back on how to create an SSH key, you probably found it a little annoying that you had to sign in and out of your server multiple times to copy your key over and test it on a remote machine. Stop wasting any more time needlessly typing in your password to upload the key and let ssh-copy-id do it for you.

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