How to create custom bash commands?

March 11, 2015 - 16:50

Ever since we have used computer, all might have heard of command line tool. Most commonly called bash. Command line is capable of taking input and outputting its results from and to computer. One of the features command line offers is it lets the users to create their own instructions. In this article we will take a tour through the steps on creating our own bash command.

[Bash] 10 useful Nmap commands for GNU/Linux system administrators

December 08, 2014 - 10:37

Nmap(Network-mapper) is an open source tool that is pretty useful for networking scanning. This tool provides various options that are useful for carrying out security audits. Nmap is a powerful tool used to check the network inventory, host uptime etc. If you are a GNU/LINUX administrator, you may find the following 10 Nmap commands extremely useful

How to enable multiple Drupal themes using the bash command line?

The default method of changing a Drupal theme using the graphical Admin interface is familiar to most Drupal users. However a Drupal user is limited to changing only one theme at a time using this method and it is also slightly time consuming. What if you want to enable more then one theme at a time? Drupal provides a quicker way to change the theme using the bash command line. Read on to know how to enable multiple Drupal themes using the bash command line

Shell Scripting Tips - One liner to change to a given users directory - the hard way

December 11, 2008 - 02:56
Recently we had to provide support on a Red Hat Server where there were hundreds of users and the user directories organized into hierarchies. Normally we change to a users directory using cd ~username. We had some extra time on our hands and wanted to play with the /etc/passwd file and tried to use awk to do the same thing. The following one liner will do this the hard way :-)