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6 Ways to Check if a Package is Installed on a Linux Mint or Ubuntu PC

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Sep 102018
 

This morning I was checking via the command line to see if MySQL Server was installed on my Linux Mint 18 (Sarah) system and fumbled around a bit about how to do it. Presumably, there are many other Linux users who wish to install a package and unsure how to Read More

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How to Create a File on Linux

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Aug 132018
 

As I say often, there are many ways to skin a Linux cat. Here are a few ways to create a new file on a Linux system. I have tested the following commands on CentOS 7 and Linux Mint 18. Creating a New File 1. Touch method $ touch file_name Read More

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Linux Mint 19 Won’t Support Minimal Install Option

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Apr 302018
 
Linux Mint 19 Won't Support Minimal Install Option

The bigwigs at Linux Mint have spoken. The nice minimal install option available in the new Ubuntu 18.04 LTS distro will NOT be offered with the upcoming Linux Mint 19 aka Tara. With Ubuntu 18.04’s minimal install, you only get the Firefox browser and a few basic utilities, not the Read More

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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS – My First Impressions

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Apr 262018
 
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - My First Impressions

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS aka Bionic Beaver is out today (April 26, 2018) and you can download it here. After downloading it, go to the folder and do a shasum check to ensure your download’s integrity. Here’s how to do the shasum check: $ sha256sum bionic-desktop-amd64.iso adf9c1cbb2529cb06a67bbb16af881d8d918078e7e155a897ac30a9e0cf2bafa bionic-desktop-amd64.iso Since this is Read More

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How to Check If an Application is Installed in Ubuntu

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Dec 012016
 

In this brief post, I’ll quickly show you how to check via the terminal if a particular program is installed on an Ubuntu Linux system. For easy understanding, I will consider a program that is already installed (keepassx) on my computer and one that is not installed nmap. On the Read More

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Differences between yum info and yumdb info with Example

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Apr 262016
 

Wise folks say a picture is worth a thousand words. In Linux, an example is worth ten thousand words. In this post, we’ll use an example to understand the difference between the commands yum info and yumdb info. For purpose of this post, I will use the popular Cherrytree notes Read More

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