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Check disk usage at the command line with du

End users and system administrators sometimes struggle to get exact disk usage numbers by folder (directory) or file. The du command can help. It stands for disk usage, and is one of the most useful commands to report disk usage…. Continue Reading →

Fedora Classroom Session: Git 101

Fedora Classroom sessions continue next week. You can find the general schedule for sessions on the wiki. You can also find resources and recordings from previous sessions there. Here are details about this week’s session on Thursday, October 5 at 14:00 UTC. Instructor Ankur… Continue Reading →

Troubleshooting SELinux

SELinux is one of the most powerful security features in your Fedora system. It’s like a valet key for your computer services, only allowing them to access approved data. SELinux has outgrown its early-days reputation for difficulty. Now it has… Continue Reading →

Easy backups with Déjà Dup

Welcome to part 3 in the series on taking smart backups with duplicity. This article will show how to use Déjà Dup, a GTK+ program to quickly back up your personal files. Déjà Dup is a graphical frontend to Duplicity…. Continue Reading →

How to install Wireshark network analyzer on Fedora

Wireshark is popular tool for network protocol analysis used by education institutions and in the industry. It offers both terminal and graphical user interfaces and both are available on Fedora. You can use it either for real-time network analysis or… Continue Reading →

Jose Bonilla: How do you Fedora?

We recently interviewed Jose Bonilla on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine. The series profiles Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done. Contact us on the feedback form… Continue Reading →

Open source SSH clients

The Secure Shell (SSH) protocol allows users to connect remotely to a machine using encrypted communications. It’s normal to use this protocol to work in a network environment. In Fedora, you can use the default client for SSH connections, OpenSSH…. Continue Reading →

Container technologies in Fedora: systemd-nspawn

Welcome to the “Container technologies in Fedora” series! This is the first article in a series of articles that will explain how you can use the various container technologies available in Fedora. This first article will deal with systemd-nspawn. What… Continue Reading →

Varnish: Your site faster and more stable

Are you managing a server running a blog or content website and expecting or experiencing a massive number of requests? I have been in this situation recently myself, running a WordPress instance on a single virtual machine that suddenly got over… Continue Reading →

systemd: Template unit files

Welcome back to our continuing series on systemd features. As you’ve seen in our previous articles, systemd brings more power and flexibility to service startup and management. Some features in systemd we’ve covered are for compatibility with the old SysVinit. However, a brand… Continue Reading →

systemd: Converting sysvinit scripts

Welcome back for another installment of the systemd series. Throughout this series, we discuss ways to use systemd to understand and manage your system. This article focuses on how to convert legacy scripts you may have customized on your system. SysV init scripts… Continue Reading →

Flock 2014 Day 2: Orchestration with Ansible at Fedora Project

At the Flock 2014 conference in Prague, Aditya Patawari delivered a talk on the Fedora Project’s use of Ansible for orchestrating its services. System administrators face many challenges today, as new servers, applications, and updates to these systems are constantly… Continue Reading →

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