Using netcat

Once again, it's time to take a look at a really neat command line tool that comes with almost all Unix-like operating systems. This tool is called netcat. What it does sounds quite geeky and advanced:

use network sockets from the command line

What that means in more simple terms is that you can create a server which listens on a port, and interact with a server listening on ...

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Command line tip - banish ‘command not found’ when using su

Sometimes, if you're following a tutorial on doing something on your Linux box and you're trying to fix something, you'll be asked to go to a terminal and type in some commands. Often, these commands need to be run as root, the administrator.

In almost all distributions except Ubuntu, you gain root access at the terminal with the command:

$ su

You might also be asked to use ...

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Command line tutorial - splitting files into smaller chunks

I'm sure we have all come across the situation - you have a really big file you want to transfer and the only way you can transfer the file with the setup you have doesn't have enough space. Or, you might want to archive some backups on CD or DVD, for example, but the files are too big.

Built into your Linux distribution (or other Unix OS) among the ...

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