Linux trick - get technical information about your CPU

A nice, easy and quick Linux trick for you today and that's how to get some technical information about your CPU. The Linux kernel obviously knows all sorts of things about your hardware while it's running and quite a bit of this information is made available to the end user.

There's actually a virtual filesystem (it doesn't exist on your disk, it's created when your ...

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FOSSwire Reference - Using tar to create, extract and manipulate archives

Quick headnote - welcome to a new breed of FOSSwire post, the Reference post. In a Reference post, we'll try to put as much useful information as possible that you might want to quickly come back and find later!

If you've ever worked with a Unix system, you've probably used tar. Put simply, tar is a way to archive a folder, or multiple files into one file (and ...

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Command line reference for Linux newbies

Remembering all those esoteric command names and all the crazy switches when you're messing around with the command line interface underneath Linux can be a pain.

If you're new to the whole thing, but keen to learn your way around the CLI, it can be useful to have a quick cheat sheet around for when you inevitably forget something.

LXpages have a nice command line reference page which ...

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