The Ubuntu Filesystem Hierarchy: What is in it?

Anytime you are working with any operating system you should understand how the basic file system structure works. This is the same for working with Ubuntu Linux. Linux has inherited a well-planned hierarchy from UNIX which stores all of the information on your computer everything from your configuration files to your pictures is stored somewhere in the file system. This article will explain the basic Linux file system structure.

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What Is the Command Line in Linux?

Hardly a day goes by when I do not sit down at my computer and fire up the command line. Whether I am installing programs or managing users and permissions I find that I am much faster when using the command line. The command line is simply much more efficient than using the graphical user interface. The command line is also known as the terminal, shell, the console, command prompt, and command line interface ( CLI).

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How to Find Available Software from the Command Line using APT in Ubuntu 13.04

When working from the command line you may find that you are wanting to install a specific package for a certain task but do not know what that package is called. There is a way to search through the available packages or software from the repositories in the command line or terminal. This search tool is called apt-cache. This tutorial will show you the basic functions of the apt-cache command.

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How to Add and Remove Software Using Synaptic in Ubuntu 13.04

There may come a time when you’re adding and removing software on Ubuntu 13.04 that you want to install or remove something specific such as a library. You also may want to completely reconfigure your Ubuntu system. If you found this is the case, you may want to use Synaptic. This tutorial will show you how to add and remove software on Ubuntu 13.04 using Synaptic.

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