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How to practically use your Linux terminal (part 2)

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How to practically use your Linux terminal (part 2)
Quite a while ago, we had published a post that showcased four examples of how Linux users can utilize their terminal to perform simple daily tasks and fulfill common everyday use needs. Of course, the use case possibilities for the Linux terminal are nearly endless, so we’re naturally back for a second part containing more practical examples.

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How to monitor progress of Linux commands using PV and Progress utilities

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How to monitor progress of Linux commands using PV and Progress utilities
Consider a scenario wherein you have just started copying a very large file from your pen drive to your Linux system through the command line. Given that the file in question is heavy, you know the process will take time, and so you start doing some other work.

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Using drush for Drupal site Backup/Restore and Migration

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Using drush for Drupal site Backup/Restore and Migration
‘Drush’, or the “Drupal Shell,” is one of the Drupal administrator’s best friends. Its many command line tools allow a user to log into a web server and perform routine tasks such as applying updates, block users, or even “bootstrap” a brand new Drupal installation. The drush application provides a useful “archive” utility, as well as a corresponding “restore” command.

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How to Install Seafile with Nginx on CentOS 7

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How to Install Seafile with Nginx on CentOS 7
Seafile is a private cloud software to that provides similar features like Dropbox, mega.co.nz, and others, just hosted on your own server. Seafile is based on the python programming language and it is released under an open source license so that you can create your own private cloud and it will be much more secure. In this tutorial, I will install Seafile on CentOS 7 with Nginx web server and MariaDB as the database server.

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How to deploy a fault tolerant cluster with continuous or high availability

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How to deploy a fault tolerant cluster with continuous or high availability
Some companies cannot allow having their services down. In case of a server outage a cellular operator might experience billing system downtime causing lost connection for all its clients. Admittance of the potential impact of such situations leads to the idea to always have a plan B. In this article, we’re throwing light on different ways of protection against server failures, as well as architectures used for deployment of VMmanager Cloud, a control panel for building a High Availability cluster.

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How to split a large archiveĀ file into multiple small files using Split command in Linux

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How to split a large archiveĀ file into multiple small files using Split command in Linux
Although one of the primary reasons behind creating archives is the ease of handling and transfer, sometimes the compressed file itself is so large that it becomes a nightmare to transfer it over network, especially when the network speed is slow. So, what should be done in cases like these? Is there a solution to this problem? Well, yes – one solution is to split the compressed file into smaller bits, that can easily be transferred over network. At destination, you can join them back to get the original archive.

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How to design and add your own font on Linux with Glyphr

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How to design and add your own font on Linux with Glyphr
LibreOffice already offers a galore of fonts, and users can always download and add more. However, if you want to create your own custom font, you can do it easily by using Glyphr. Glyphr is a new open source vector font designer with an intuitive and easy to use graphical interface and a rich set of features that will take care every aspect of the font design. Although the application is still in early development, it is already pretty good. Here’s a quick guide showing how to design your own custom fonts on Glyphr, and how to add them on LibreOffice once you’re done.

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How to share files locally by using NitroShare

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How to share files locally by using NitroShare
NitroShare is a cross-platform file transfer application that can help Linux users move files from one device to another as long as it is installed in all of them. While there are many ways to do this, and some are more secure than NitroShare, this one is one of the simplest and easiest to use for everyday common file sharing tasks. In the following quick guide, I will showcase how to transfer a sample file from an Ubuntu system onto an Arch system.

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How to Install Django with PostgreSQL and Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04

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How to Install Django with PostgreSQL and Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the Django web framework and configure it to use a PostgreSQL database for development. We will run Nginx as a reverse proxy for Django web framework for speed and security reasons. Django will run under the python WSGI HTTP server ‘Gunicorn’, we will manage and control ‘Gunicorn’ with ‘Supervisor’ as the process control system.

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How to replace GRUB with BURG Boot Loader on Ubuntu 16.04

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How to replace GRUB with BURG Boot Loader on Ubuntu 16.04
GNU GRUB has been the number one choice among the available system bootloaders for many years now, so replacing such a trusty piece of software for something else isn’t exactly common among Linux users. That is why I will suggest to replace it with a fork of GRUB that is called BURG. BURG is better than GRUB in basically one thing and that is better and easier configuration capacity. So, if you’re having complaints in this field from GRUB, read on. In this quick guide, I will showcase how to install and configure BURG in the latest Elementary which is based on the latest Ubuntu LTS version.

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