07 June

Logical Volume Management in Linux

Logical Volume Management (LVM) in Linux is a method to easily manage disk space. Suppose as an admin you have three disks: 60Gb, 50Gb and 40Gb and you want to allocate 80Gb and 70Gb of space to two users U1 and U2 respectively. Now, there is no single unit of either size available. This is […]

26 May

Managing Swap Space in Linux

Swap space is an area in the secondary storage device which is used to supplement system RAM by holding the inactive pages of memory. The combination of system RAM and swap space is referred to as Virtual memory. When the available RAM usage exceeds a specified limit then the kernel will write idle pages belonging […]

18 April

How to create disk partitions in Linux?

Partitioning a disk allows you to create separate sections within the disk inorder to manage your data more efficiently. For example, in Windows you have C, D or E drives. There are various uses of partitioning a disk like:a) Allows to boot different OS from same diskb) Allocate separate partition to different usersc) Creating separate […]

09 February

Access Control List (ACL)

The standard Linux permissions are suitable for most situations but they have their own limitations. The standard permissions limit access to file owner, group owner and others. But, what-if we want to grant specific permission to another named user, other than the user-owner or another named group other than the group-owner. Access Control List (ACL) […]

05 February

Scheduling recurring tasks using crontab command

As a user if you want to schedule certain activities which should repeat themselves on their own at some time in the future i.e., you want to schedule recurring tasks then use the crontab command. In this post we will learn scheduling recurring tasks using crontab command There are different ways to use the crontab […]

27 August

How to create links using ln command in Linux?

Links in Linux are like Short-cuts in Windows. We create a shortcut for a file/folder in Windows so that the original file can be accessed from multiple locations. The same concept goes for links. Links help to access the file from multiple directories. Before we learn how to create links using ln command in Linux, […]

17 August

How to copy files using cp command in Linux?

The cp command in Linux is used to copy files and directories. Syntax $cp [OPTION]… SOURCE…Directory The SOURCE here means all the files that you want to copy and the last argument must be a Directory where you want to copy the files For Example $cp notes.txt D1 will copy the file notes.txt to directory […]