Do I need to restart the server after updating the Linux kernel (SOLVED)

Unlike Windows, in which a program must not be running to update this program, in Linux you can update running programs without any problems – this will not lead to any errors. In Linux, you can delete files in use (including executables) and while they are in use, they will be kept in the cache, (more…)

Full-text search in MS Word files and archives in Linux

Unlike Windows, where “Full-text search for documents in a folder” is possible, Linux “out of the box” does not support full-text search in office formats. This search and indexing of office documents can be implemented using recoll package, but it requires configuration. In (more…)

Full-text search in office files (Word) and archives – now it’s easy!

In the article “Full-text search for documents in a folder” we examined a way to search the contents of many office documents, including the exact match of the phrase. The considered method allows you to find the required file containing the required string without installing additional (more…)

Full-text search for documents in a folder

What if you need to find a specific document among tens or hundreds?

If you know the name of the document, then searching is quite simple – many programs, including the standard Windows Explorer, can search by file name.

To find a file by name, open Windows Explorer (file manager), (more…)

How to find out which process is causing high disk usage in Linux

Monitoring input and output operations

Excessive load on the disk can be caused by such a reason as a virus infection or incorrect program settings. In any case, you need to start by identifying the process (program) that most reads and writes to disk.

iotop – analog of top for (more…)

How to use lsof to view open files (on Linux everything is files)

If everything in Linux is a file, then there must be more to this operating system than just files on your hard drive. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use lsof to view all other devices and processes that are being treated as files.

Everything in Linux is files

The oft-quoted (more…)

How to measure distance (route and direct) between two points on Google maps

GIMP copies not all layers (SOLVED)

GIMP is a powerful image editor, comparable to PhotoShop in features, but completely free.

You may have come across a situation where you have edited an image, perhaps added text and other layers and are trying to copy the resulting image, for example, to create a new file from it or paste (more…)

htop command guide: how to view processes in Linux interactively

Is htop better or top?

The htop command is similar to top in function: they both display real-time information about processes, display system resource consumption, and allow you to search, stop, and manage processes.

Both commands have their own advantages. For example, the htop program (more…)

How to use the top command to monitor Linux processes

“top” program for showing Linux processes in real time

The top program shows the program and service processes running on Linux.

With top, you can see the dynamics of a running system in real time. The program displays a summary of the system information, as well as a list (more…)