Friday, 3 August 2012

Sed command examples

A command I use constantly at work is the 'sed' command. This command is used when you want to make changes to a file automatically. Most people who use the 'sed' command use it to replace text (which it does brilliantly) but there is so much more

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

How To Install Software On Linux (It's not that hard!)

OK, so I have had enough with people asking me how to install stuff on Linux, it's really not that difficult but it does seem to put a lot of people off the OS. I'm going to go through a few things here such as rpm, tar.gz and tar.bz2.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Slightly more advanced guide to Shell Scripting

Hey guys,
In this post I hope to go through a few more advanced options when writing scripts. I'm just going to cover things like methods, parameters and a few other tricks which can make your script look pretty cool.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Mplayer Command Examples

mplayer is a media player, its mainly used to play audio or video. 

What I like about it is how you can use it in the command line.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Mail Command Examples

mail [-t] [-w] [ -m message_type ] recipient

The Mail Command is a good way (not the only way) of sending/receiving emails via the console.

My Top 5 SSH Commands

SSH(Secure Shell) is a network protocol for secure data communication, unlike Telnet SSH connects via a secure channel over an insecure network.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Beginners' Guide to Shell Scripting

It has come to my attention that a lot of people need a beginners' guide to shell scripting, therefore I am obliged to provide one. 

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Grep Command Examples

grep [options] PATTERN [FILE...]

The grep command basicaly searches though a file for lines which match the given pattern

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Awk Command Examples
awk can be a bit tricky but hopefully this will give you a good idea of its functionality.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Cron Examples
Cron is somthing I find most useful, its definitely worth learning about.

The 'at' command basically executes a command at a specified time, surprisingly useful if you need to print something at 3pm and you're useless at remembering stuff..

Monday, 27 February 2012

Download BBC shows on Linux with get_Iplayer

get_Iplayer is an easy way to download tv and radio from the bbc iplayer website.

get_iplayer can be downloaded from