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    Today's article has you testing your drive write speeds in the terminal...

    'Snot a complicated article. You're just testing read and write speeds in your terminal, nothing to terribly taxing. https://linux-tips.us/how-to-test-your-dr-speed-in-the-linux-terminal/ I do love me some feedback.
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    Today's thread is about a proprietary image viewer and installing said viewer in Ubuntu...

    It's really more of a review but I do explain how to install XnView MP. It's proprietary, but still a great application. I used to use it in my Windows days and I was pretty pleased when they created the MP version of XnView - which stands for Multi-Platform and means you can use the application...
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    Some nifty stats from Linux-Tips.US (for November 2022)...

    These are stats pulled with AWStat - one of the more accurate stat tools that operates directly from your server logs. The site is now predominantly Linux and Google Chrome (or browsers that identify as Chrome, including Chromium, Brave, etc.) and this is what that looks like, including...
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    About that whole Kali sub-forum thing...

    If you go through the Kali sub-forum, you might notice a common theme. As near as I can tell, the vast majority of the posts in that sub were moved there by a moderator. Which leads me to this... If you're unable to figure out where to post Kali threads, perhaps you're not really ready to be...
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    Today's article is just a quick one about the 'dir' command...

    I figured I'd write about the 'dir' command, 'cause I am always using the 'ls' command. It's just a very quick article that introduces the command. https://linux-tips.us/lets-learn-a-little-about-the-dir-command/ I do love me some feedback.
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    Today's article is about extracting a file from an .iso...

    I put this in the Command Line section, but you can probably use a GUI for much of it. Basically, you mount the .iso as though it's a drive and you can access it. At that point, you could open your file manager and quite likely see the drive mounted like any other drive and access it that way...
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    Today's article is a simple one about FeatherPad, a lovely text editor if you are looking for one...

    The article is about opening FeatherPad at a specific line. You can also open it at a specific column if you want. Then, I show you how to detach the opened FeatherPad from the terminal you used to open it, freeing up that terminal and meaning FeatherPad won't close if you close the terminal...
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    An observation of operating system users...

    We like to point fingers at Windows and Apple users - but the reality is that there are some people who get serious work done on either operating system. There are true power-users of either OS. The Windows terminal is quite potent and MacOS is a full-on Unix under the hood. The difference is...
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    Today's article is just some meta stuff...

    'Snot terribly important - unless you whitelisted the site to show ads. In which case, you'll notice they're missing. Google filed a complaint saying they wanted to investigate 'invalid traffic' concerns. The account isn't canceled, so I'm not sure what comes next...
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    Today's article has you installing the Mega.nz sync application on Ubuntu 22.04...

    There's enough information in the article to get you started with doing the same on another distro, but this one is aimed at Ubuntu (and official flavors). It was a holiday and I figured I'd write an easy article, though it was prompted by a thread here on the forums. It's not terribly...
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    Today's article is about finding the processes that slow down your boot time...

    This is only valid for those of you who are using systemd. If you're not using systemd, this article will not help you. What it will do is show you how to examine your boot processes, looking for things that slow you down or that are causing problems. It's not really written with the idea of...
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    Today's article shows you how to view your systemd services...

    The article is about systemd. If you don't use systemd, this is not really an article for you - unless you're just curious. It shows you how to list your services, your active services, and your inactive services. It's pretty handy if you're needing that information...
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    Today's thread has you scanning a remote host for open ports...

    Wanna be a |337 h4x0r? Well, it begins with (or can begin with) scanning a remote host for open ports! On the other side of the coin, want to see what ports you have open, try nmap. Except, we're using nmap in a way that's accessible for even a new Linux user. Yup, even a new person can follow...
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    So, I just stopped a spam post from hitting the site...

    This is something I do with great frequency. I stop a lot of spam! I sometimes actually look to see what they're trying to promote. This one was particularly unusual - appearing to promote backpacks for guys in India... Which is when I realized a whole lot was probably lost in translation...
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    Today's article has you cautiously finding and removing duplicate files...

    In this article, we'll be using rdfind to find (and remove) duplicate files. There are some pretty clear warnings in the article. It'd be wise to heed them. Odds are good that you have duplicate files that are actually needed. So, I advise against running it on / or ~/, at least not in...
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    Guess what's on the ground?!!!!

    I have snow. It's not enough to build a big snowman, but it's snow. I love the cold and snow.
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    Today's article is just like the last article - except we're not using any of those stinkin' slashes...

    The syntax for the locate command is much easier, at least with this task - which is finding multiple files by their extension. We used the find application before. That required slashes. This time around, it does not. It's also a good time and way to introduce people to the locate command and...
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    Today's article has you finding files with a certain extension - in the terminal, of course...

    There are all sorts of ways to skin a cat, but this article uses the 'find' application. I'll probably do a simpler article using the locate command, just 'cause locate really is easier syntax. It'll give me an excuse to have people install mlocate. Anyhow, the article does what it says it...
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    As we know, distrotest.net is dead...

    But, there's a limited provider here: https://onworks.net/ Because DistrTest is dead, I really need to edit one of my articles - one about getting started with Linux. They don't have as many distros to pick from, though you could make your own VM there (so I'm told, I've not tested it) and...
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    Today's article is a short and easy one where you'll identify files owned by a specific user...

    It's a holiday today, so it's also a short article. We were busy all this morning, which is why I'm just getting here now. So, the article has you learning how to use find to find files owned by a specific user. You can do this in the directory you're in, or you can supply your own directory...
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