How to prevent a Linux system user from logging into the system

The shell setting in /etc/passwd determines whether a Linux system user may log in via the shell or over SSH. If you don't want a certain user to be able to log in, set the shell to /bin/false or /sbin/nologin. For the user "otheruser" on Debian and Ubuntu Linux, here's an example: usermod -s /bin/false ... Read more

Get a list of all virtual hosts which are defined in all apache configuration files

Have you ever looked in the apache config files to see where a website's virtual host is defined? The apache2ctl script has a useful option that could come in good here. When you execute the command, it should look like this: apache2ctl -S You'll obtain a list of all virtual hosts and default servers in ... Read more

Linux Basics: The gunzip command explained (with examples)

Linux Gunzip Examples

The gunzip command is a widely used command for uncompressing files which are made using the gzip utility. It decompresses files with the.gz or .tgz file extension. The command removes the compressed file. After decompression, the files retain their original extension. Gzip is a popular file compression algorithm that keeps the file’s original mode, ownership, ... Read more

10 Apt Command Examples You Must Know

apt command examples

The apt is the most powerful command-line utility for managing the packages such as installing packages, updating package info, upgrading packages as well as Linux kernel, and removing unused packages in the Linux Debian family. The apt command is a CLI package managing tool that is a combination of apt-get and apt-cache which is more ... Read more

How to download and extract a .deb package on Ubuntu or Debian Linux

Download .deb package

Sometimes you require a certain file from a Debian .deb package. For example, because you accidentally deleted a file. Or because the package's installation is faulty and it can't be restored without first adding the missing file. This FAQ explains how to extract the contents of a.deb file downloaded from the Debian or Ubuntu repository. ... Read more

How to Create Multiple Hyper-V Virtual Machines Using PowerShell

Hyper-V PowerShell

Creating multiple Hyper-V virtual machines using Hyper-V manager is not a quick method. The quickest and time-saving method is to create them via Windows PowerShell. This tutorial has been written to show you how to create three Hyper-V virtual machines with a PowerShell script. Create Multiple Hyper-V Virtual Machines Using PowerShell Step 1. Open notepad editor ... Read more