Useful Command Line for Linux Admins

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The command line terminal, or shell on your Linux server, is a potent tool for deciphering activity on the server, performing operations, or making system changes. But with several thousand executable binaries installed by default, what tools are useful, and how should you use them safely? Continue reading “Useful Command Line for Linux Admins”

How to Install mlocate (locate and updatedb Commands) on CentOS 6

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One of the best tools for quickly finding files by filename is the locate command. The locate command reads one or more databases prepared by updatedb and writes file names matching at least one of the patterns to standard output, one per line.

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing mlocate on CentOS 6.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed CentOS 6 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to List Compiled PHP Modules from Command Line

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for listing compiled PHP modules from the command line.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 6.5 server, and I’ll be logged in as root. That said, these instructions will work on any server where PECL and PEAR are installed.

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