The Linux Terminal provides a way for the user to interact with the kernel and other processes to input text-based commands to the system, and to receive text-based output from the system. Also known as Linux Console, it was one of the kernel's first features, and was originally written in 1991 by Linus Torvalds. In this section of articles, you will learn how to perform tasks in your Linux distro using the Linux Terminal.

Apt vs. Aptitude Command: A Definitive Guide

If you are like me, you surely have come across the aptitude and apt command. Not only that, but you should have also seen discussions based on which one is "better"? If you are still wondering, then you have come to the right place as we not only understand both of them but also try to differentiate them in the most unbiased way you can find.

Top 6 Open Source Shells for Linux

In the world of Operating Systems, the Linux operating system is everyone’s favorite gladiator and for obvious reasons. Firstly, it is open-source, meaning the only thing you need to worry about is your internet provider's stability and subscription rates. There is no exchange of cash needed for you to get the best experience in the Linux world. Secondly, the Linux OS is powerful.

History command in Linux with examples

The history command in Linux is no complex jargon. It is exactly what you think it is, and there is no hidden meaning behind it. The same way you look at your browser history after a long day on the internet is how you perceive the history command. It is all about tracking your previous movements and actions, but in this case, it’s on a Linux terminal or command line.

Nohup Linux command with examples

Typically, in Linux, when your connection drops or user log out from the system, your session will terminate, and all the processes executed from the terminal will stop. If you want a program or command to keep running in the background even after log out or exit from the system, you may have to use the nohup command.

Top 20 Linux Terminal Commands to try for a Beginner

Linux Terminal commands may give an impression of being complex to use for a beginner, but as you learn, you realize how easy, powerful, and effective they are. Tasks that could undergo multi-step processes through GUI can be executed quickly by typing commands into the terminal.

Linux Netstat Command with examples

The Linux command Netstat (Network Statistics) is used to display the different information of the network. That includes network connections, routing tables, masquerade connections, interface statistics, multicast membership, and so on. 

Linux PS command with examples

Linux is an excellent choice for those looking for a multitasking and multi-user operating system. Multiple processes can run simultaneously and independently from each other and is exceptionally stable. Whenever we run a program, a new process of that program's instance will be created and perform the given tasks without disturbing other running programs.

7 ways to use the Linux Watch command

On several occasions, you may need to run a command or utility repeatedly after some time interval. We can use specific cron jobs with the help of bash scripting or using other programming languages. However, Linux has a built-in watch command that is used to run other commands on a regular interval, and then it displays the output in the terminal. The watch utility is pre-installed on nearly all Linux distributions.