Command line tips - Finding files; Part 1: By Name

There is always a time when working with the CLI that you will want to find a set of files by name, such as all JPEG images. The `find` command lets you do this and more. Let's jump into the basic structure of a find command:

find starting-folder find-files action

The first word, find, is obviously the command itself. Starting-folder is the directory that you want to start looking ...

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Reference - making backups using mysqldump

MySQL is one of the most popular relational database management systems out there and competes along with the other big database packages. Along with the server part of MySQL, there are also other tools included on the client side.

One of these tools is mysqldump, which, rather obviously, is used for making backups of one or more databases and for exporting them out to a file. In this reference post ...

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Use smartmontools to find out information about your hard drives

Hard drives are fragile and complex devices that do not have an infinite life span. Unfortunately. Not to scare our readers, but hard drives are one of the most likely things that could go wrong with your computer, as I am finding out right now with one of my machines.

Modern hard drives can however tell you quite a bit about how they're doing and show you some statistics ...

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