Sort is one of those commands that does exactly what is says it does. It sorts stuff. Sort is capable of dealing with numbers, words and even months of the year. Sort can also deal with multiple files and sort them all into one single file.
In this tutorial I show you how to use sort for different types of data and how to change the behaviour of sort.
To get the full functionality out of your virtual machines, installing the Virtualbox guest addition is a must.
By installing the guest additions on your virtual machine you will be able to share directories between your host machine and virtual machine, have access to your host machines clipboard and make use of hardware acceleration for your virtual machines graphics ( especially useful if you want your virtual machine’s desktop to be able to maximise and fill your screen).
In this tutorial i show you how to get and install the Virtualbox guest additions and demonstrate the difference between a virtual machine with guest additions and one without.
If you haven’t already done so i would also recommend that you install the Virtualbox extension pack as this adds further functionality to your virtual machines.
This tutorial explains the process of adding the virtualbox extension pack to your installation of Virtualbox. It also covers some extra steps that you will need to do so the extension pack’s features are available within Linux.
By installing the Virtualbox extension pack you will gain the ability to access USB devices plugged into your host machine, seamlessly within your VM’s.
PXE booting is another feature that you will gain from installing the extension pack. With PXE booting you are able to boot virtual machines over a network.
RDP will also be enabled for use with your VM’s . This will allow you to access and control you VM’s remotely over a network using an RDP client.
The head command is typically used for displaying the first ten lines of a file but it is a lot more versatile than just performing this function. In this tutorial you will learn how the head command is much more useful than just displaying the first ten lines of a file.
Character classes are an integral part of wildcards. When combining wildcards and character classes you are able to create some very complex patterns that can half your workload while still achieving your desired goal. This tutorial shows you how to use wildcard character classes and demonstrates how they can be used to speed up your work flow when combined with commands.
Having trouble using files that have spaces in there names? Spaces in file names are quite common and don’t have to be a pain. In this tutorial I show you how to work with files and directories that have spaces in their names, using a couple of different techniques.
Find out what type of data is really in a file. The file command is one of those commands that you will find yourself using more often than you first thought. It can tell you if a file is human readable and some other useful information about any file you give it. All without opening the file and possibly crashing your terminal in the process. For the full tutorial on the file command check out this tutorial.
Viewing the content of files using cat works just fine, if all you want is a quick look at a small file. Larger files can prove to be problematic for cat to handle. That is where less comes in. Less provides you with a more flexible view of files and also allows you to do much much more. For a full tutorial on the usage of less with examples check out this video tutorial.
The mv (move command) is one of those commands that has a double function, due to the way that it accomplished its tasks. With the move command you can rename files and directories without moving them as well as move files and directories around, which is what it is designed for. To find out how to use the move command check out this full tutorial.