Posts Tagged ‘linux’

We do so much technical and serious stuffs. Fun is equally important. Following are few cool stuffs I found, so sharing with yo guys…

Fork Bomb

Type the following in the terminal (at your own risk). This repeatedly creates the child process.

:(){ :|:& };:

This is same as the following in C.

while (true) {

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yes command

This command prints the parameter passed repeatedly until interrupted (ctrl+c).

#yes print this line

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Listen to the e-voice. Turn on your speakers before you execute this command. (To install espeak, #apt-get install espeak).

#espeak “Hello there, how are you”

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How many have played with the batch file and were crazy about the matrix rain as the startup guys in windows? Why did we stop this in with Linux? Try cmatrix… (To install cmatrix, #apt-get install cmatrix).

#cmatrix -b (this is cool.)

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Like fire? (To install aafire, #apt-get install aafire).


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Love cute graphic? Try oneko (To install, #apt-get install oneko).


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I know, funny name… But this is used for graphical word art. (To install, #apt-get install toilet).

#toilet ginger

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ASCII cow art. Fans of cDc and people used to metasploit framework would be used to this cow… (To install, #apt-get install cowsay).

#cowsay Ahoy

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Pure graphics implementation. (To install, #apt-get install xcowsay).

#xcowsay linux

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funny manpages

This is damn funny!! Install this (#apt-get install funny-manpages). And try the following list…

grope, egrope, fgrope 

#man celibacy

Here is the screenshot for #man celibacy
Try others, it is really funny!!

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Complimentary :P

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And also…, this :

Online Command line fm for geeks…, do check it out…


To build a general purpose web server, we need few components… One such software-bundle is LAMP and is open source.

L -> Linux (operating system); A-> Apache (HTTP server); M -> MySQL (database software); P -> PHP/Perl/ Python (scripting languages, we will consider PHP).

One can install the complete bundle in a single command, or install each component separately. We will see both.

1. Install the entire bundle using Tasksel.

Tasksel is a Debian/Ubuntu tool that installs multiple related packages as a co-ordinated “task” onto your system.

If Tasksel is not installed, install using the command,

$sudo apt-get install tasksel

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To install the LAMP stack, you can invoke tasksel and choose the LAMP server or directly install using your command line.

=>Run tasksel


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When you hit enter, it gives you package configuration. select LAMP server using your arrow keys, tab to move to the next section, space to select, and enter to confirm.

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=>Or use the command line to install your LAMP server using the command,

#tasksel install the_name_of_the_stack_or_stuff_you_want_to_install

#tasksel install lamp-server

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Once done, your packages will be installed and your lamp-server is all set.

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2. Install individual component and set up a LAMP server.

I personally prefer installing the individual component as this helps in understanding the stack better.

I use ubuntu-12.10, you can use any alternate Linux distro. On this Linux machine, let us install the remaining components.

=>Install Apache.

Install the Apache HTTP server, by running the following command,

$sudo apt-get install apache2

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Accept the license agreement. Again, use your tab key to move to the next section, space to select, and enter to confirm.

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Once the installation is done, you can check your server’s ip by running the following command,

$ifconfig eth0 | grep inet | awk ‘{print $2}’

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You can start your Apache server by running the command,

#/etc/init.d/apache2 start

And check the status using,

#/etc/init.d/apache2 status

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And stop Apache using,

#/etc/init.d/apache2 stop

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=>Install MySQL

Install MySQL by running the following command,

#apt-get install mysql-server libapache2-mod-auth-mysql php5-mysql

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After the installation, lets activate it using the command,


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To see the contents, use the following commands,

#cd /usr/bin

#ls mysql*

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Lets run MySQL set up script, and secure our server. Run the following command,


This takes you through a number of steps, choose appropriately and move on.

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This continues and finally a clean up is done, n your MySQL server is all set to go.

=>Install PHP

Install php5, by running the command,

#apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5 php5-mcrypt

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PHP Modules:

To see the available libraries, run,

#apt-cache search php5-

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You can install a module using,

#apt-get install module_name

With this your LAMP server is all set to go…


=>Lets see some PHP on the server.

Lets create a php info page. Here I am using editor nano, you can go for you choice.

#nano /var/www/info.php

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Enter these codes…




save and exit.

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To see the changes, restart Apache using,

#service apache2 restart

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Check it out in your browser… Go ahead and visit the info.php page.

Type in,

Replace with your server ip that has been returned.

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Basic Unix/Linux

Posted: July 25, 2013 in LAMP, Linux, Unix/Linux
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Linux is primarily used through a command line interface. Throughout we will use command line interface. Open a terminal shell.

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$ -> indicates that you have logged in as a normal user.

# -> indicates that you have the root access or administrative privilege.


~ is your home directory.

. is the current director.

.. is the directory above the current directory.

man is an interface to the on-line reference manual.

$man command_name ; $man man #this gives the manual for the command man (anything after # is considered as comment.)

who Logs of users.


whoami Current user who has been logged in.


pstree Process tree.


top CPU usage.


ps Current running processes. ps -a, displays all the process that are running, including the system processes.

$ps ; $ps -a

kill Terminate the process using kill command.

$kill process_id ; $kill 1880

uptime How long the system has been running?


last Login history


cd Change directory.

$cd directory_name ; $cd /home/monsi/Desktop

mkdir Make a new directory.

$mkdir directory_name ; $mkdir new_dir

pwd Print working directory. Where am I?


echo Print the given string.

$echo “string to be printed” ; $echo “Ahoy!”

which Gives the location of the command.

$which command_name ; $which pwd

type Tells whether the mentioned command is a shell built in or user defined.

$type command_name ; $type cd

env Prints current environment variables in the shell.


ls List the files in the current directory. ls command with options are really useful. ls -a, ls  -l and ls -F.

$ls ; $ls -a ; $ls -l; $ls -F

mv Move the file. This command serves as rename. mv -i is useful for interactive, which prompts before overwriting another file.

$mv file_name new_file_name ; $mv foo foo1 #renames foo as foo1

rm Remove. rm -r, can be used to recursively remove files., in other words, remove a directory.

$rm file_name ; $rm foo

cp Copy the file/directory.

$cp file_name path ; $cp foo /home/monsi/Desktop/foo1

ln Create a link to another file. This is like shortcut in Windows. ln creates hard link, ln -s creates symbolic link.

$ln file_name link_name ; $ln foo foo2

df Disk free. This command indicates how much disk space is being used.


du Disk usage. This command indicates how big are the files in the current directory.


grep Meant for pattern matching., or find a pattern/string within a file. This is a powerful command.

$grep pattern file_name_in_which_pattern_needs_to_be_searched ; $grep monsi /etc/passwd

locate Find all files on the computer with names matching the given patter/string. This is similar to find command.

$locate foo

more, less Page through a file without using an editor. Example,

$locate config | more

uname Basic system description.


ifconfig Configure a network interface.


netstat Prints network statistics (which includes, network connections, routing tables, interface statistics, masquerade connections and multicast memberships)