This command lists the information about your user. C:\Users\homer>net user Administrator User name Administrator Full Name Comment Built-in account for administering the computer/domain User’s comment Country code 000 (System Default) Account active No Account expires Never   Password last set 11/2/2006 11:08:15 PM Password expires Never Password changeable 11/2/2006 11:08:15 PM Password required Yes User …

The mount command shows information about your mounted partitions on your machine. iMac305:~ admin$ mount /dev/disk0s2 on / (hfs, local, journaled) devfs on /dev (devfs, local, nobrowse) map -hosts on /net (autofs, nosuid, automounted, nobrowse) map auto_home on /home (autofs, automounted, nobrowse) map -fstab on /Network/Servers (autofs, automounted, nobrowse) /dev/disk0s3 on /Volumes/Scratch (hfs, local, journaled)iMac305:~ …

This is a good way to get the IP address of a host and print it to the terminal. [email protected] ~ $ host yahoo.com | awk ‘/ has address / { print $4 }’ | cut -d " " -f14- [email protected] ~ $ host yahoo.com | awk ‘/ has address / { print $4 }’ …

Useful tips and commands for absolute Linux beginners. The Linux command line has many useful commands that are useful for managing files and installing software. I will cover a few in this post. cp. This command is used to copy a file from one location to the other. For example: cp myfile.txt Desktop/myfile.txt which will …

Sometimes when you are using the apt-get command to install updates you can get errors when installing a deb package. This is easily remedied by using the -f parameter to the apt-get install command. Use it like this: [email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get -f install This will run the installation of the packages again and fix the …

Mounting a USB drive in Ubuntu without needing root access. If you want to be able to mount a USB drive in Ubuntu or Linux Mint without clicking the entry in the Nautilus file manager then this post is for you. Type this command to install the pmount utility. [email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install [email protected]:~$ sudo …

The Midnight Commander is a very useful file manager application for Linux that has a text editor as well as many other useful features for managing your files. To install this on Ubuntu; type this command. [email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install mc This will install the Midnight Commander file manager ready for use.

To install Virtualbox 4.3 on Fedora 19; firstly navigate to the directory that contains the *.repo files. cd /etc/yum.repos.d/ Then retrieve the file for the Virtualbox repository. wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/fedora/virtualbox.repo And update the repository files. yum update Now you should be able to install Virtualbox. yum install VirtualBox-4.3 This is what I got during installation; the …

How the curl command works on Linux. A good alternative to wget. This shows how to use the curl command to download a file from the Internet. I am retrieving a file from a website which I may then view with my local machine. [email protected] ~ $ curl http://s2.enemy.org/globe.gif > out.gif % Total % Received …

To install the old xmms mp3 player on Fedora 19 just use this command. [email protected] homer# yum install xmms.x86_64 xmms-mp3.x86_64 xmms-pulse.x86_64 xmms-flac.x86_64 This will install xmms as well as support for the Pulseaudio sound system and the FLAC sound codec. I thought that this old music player was deprecated and not supported any more; but …