gdisk Command: How to Create GUID Partitions (GPT) in Linux

How to Create GUID Partitions (GPT) in Linux

In this lesson we’re going to discuss, How to manage GUID partitions (GPT) on a Linux system using gdisk command. In my previous article, I had explained following concepts and I would request you to read that guide first. fdisk Command: How to Create Disk Partitions (MBR) in Linux Why you’d want to use GUID …

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Implementing and Managing Disk Quotas in Linux (Step by Step Guide)

Implementing and Managing Disk Quotas in Linux

In this lesson we’re going to talk about Disk Quotas. Introduction Now disk quotas are a very valuable management tool when you’re administering a multi-user Linux system. Here’s the problem because Linux is a true multi-user operating system. It is possible for one or two users on that system to completely hog up all the …

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fdisk Command: How to Create Disk Partitions (MBR) in Linux

fdisk Command: How to Create Disk Partitions in Linux

In this lesson we’re going to discuss managing Master Boot Record (MBR) disk partitions (fdisk Command) on a Linux systems hard drive. Introduction Now the MBR partition formats been around for quite a while since the early 1980s and is still used a lot on Linux systems. Therefore, you need to be familiar with managing …

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How to Mount and Unmount File Systems in Linux

Mount and Unmount File Systems in Linux

In this guide, we are going to be learning How to mount file systems in Linux using mount command and then we will learn How to unmount a file system using umount command. Introduction One of the key differences between Linux and other operating systems like Windows is the fact that you need to mount …

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ln Command: Explaining Soft Links And Hard Links in Linux

ln Command: Explaining Soft Links And Hard Links in Linux

Today we’re going to learn the difference between Hard links and Soft links on a Linux (ln command) Operating System. Before understanding what is Hard links and Soft links, we need to understand the concept of inode. What is inode in Linux file system Inode is basically a pointer of a file on the Hard …

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Umask Command in Linux with Examples

umask command

In this lesson we’re going to talk about how to work with default Linux permissions (umask command). In my previous articles, I had explained following concepts and I would request you to read that guide first. Understanding Linux File Permissions Special File Permissions in Linux Default Linux Permissions Now you may have noticed that whenever …

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Chown Command in Linux: How to Change File Ownership

Chown Command in Linux: How to Change File Ownership

In this lesson we’re going to discuss file and directory ownership (chown command) within the Linux file system. Now to effectively control who is allowed to do what with the files and directories in the file system you first have to consider who owns each file and directory. So, let’s begin this lesson by discussing …

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Special File Permissions in Linux (SUID, SGID and Sticky Bit)

Special File Permissions in Linux

In this lesson we’re going to discuss special file permissions. In my previous article, I had explained how the Linux Permission works and I would request you to read that guide first. Introduction Now honestly most of the time when you’re working with permissions on a Linux system, you’re going to be working with the …

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Understanding Linux File Permissions: The Complete Guide

Understanding Linux File Permissions

In this lesson we’re going to talk about permissions. Now understand that managing ownership of files and directories only represents a part of what you have to do in order to control access to the Linux file system. Basically, ownership only specifies who owns what. Ownership does not say what that person can or can’t …

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