awk Commands Cheat Sheet

Published June 17, 2018 • Updated January 10, 2019


awk - which is not an acronym for anything other than the first letter in the three creator’s last names - is a text processor and is included with practically every Unix-like system. It has its own programming language that can be used to parse through text line by line. It has no problem parsing through a large amount of text data that other programs might choke on.

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rpm Commands Cheat Sheet

Published March 5, 2017


The yum command, and now the newer dnf command, typically provide all of the functionality needed to manage packages on RPM-based Linux distributions. However, sometimes you just need to use the rpm command to fix a problem or get a piece of information about a package yum or dnf might not provide.

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parted Commands Cheat Sheet

Published June 4, 2016 • Updated January 10, 2019


Linux users have used fdisk for as long as can be remembered to partition their hard disks. However, as large hard disks have become more and more prevalent, fdisk can no longer be used because it has a 2 TB partition limit. Luckily, parted has been around for a long time and can be used to label and partition any modern sized hard disk.

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GNOME 3 Shell Customizations

Published May 6, 2013 • Updated May 13, 2017


A majority of the GNOME 3 Shell can be customized using Javascript. Some of these changes can be done through the default GNOME 3 GUI, but others require using a command line.

This post will be an ever growing list of GNOME 3 Shell customizations that require using a command line.

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