Monthly Archives: July 2012

Episode 012 – tail

The tail command is used to print out the last 10 lines of a file to standard out. This command is a staple in a system administrator’s tool kit and especially handy when monitoring log files. The basic syntax is: … Continue reading

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Episode 011: du – disk usage

The du command provides a summary of disk usage for files and directories. The default behavior is to show the amount of blocks used by the contents of a directory or directories the command is run on. Usage is calculated … Continue reading

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Episode 010 – df – Exploring Disk Filesystem Usage

The df command is used to report file system usage. The df command will show you the amount of storage available, used, and free per partition for each fileystem currently mounted on the system. Values are shown in blocks. The … Continue reading

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