Archive for 2012

How to view and kill the process in Linux using Terminal

We can see the currently running processes in Terminal. Process means the application, command, or script that is running in your computer. Process can be visible or it can be hidden. If you just open Mozilla Firefox, then the process is created. Each process has the unique ID, called PID.
To view the processes
Open the terminal and type this command:
ps -e
To view in the page manner type:
ps -e | less

linux processes

Here, PID refers to the process ID. Every process has the unique id.

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How to find windows alternative software for Linux

Linux have lot of alternative to windows software. Good news, the alternative are free software. Try to note down the one that you need. Finding an open source application for your need might helps you to convert yourself to Linux in short period of time. The are are several website where you can find the alternative software for commercial software. Some of them are:
Method 1
The Linux Alternative Project (formerly the Linux Equivalent Project). The website is currently in beta form and it will periodically update the database with Windows software and the Linux equivalents and alternatives.
To view website ==> Linux Alt – Click Here

Method 2
Its mission is to provide easy access to high quality open source alternatives to well-known commercial products. And remember that open source software is also a freeware alternative.
To view website ==> Osalt – Click Here

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Different ways to use wget command in Linux

Wget is non-interactive network downloaded meaning all the download operation will run in the background. Therefore you can download any file from the Internet with wget command.
Wget also lets user to download the entire website. The download process start with simple wget command followed by the website URL. Wget supports HTTP, HTTPS and FTP protocol to download file.
Download web pages using wget
For example you want to download the front page of You can simply follow the command
the download start and saved your file in home directory which you can use for later off-line uses. Now lets suppose you have connection problem or the jijokjose server has some problem. Wget try to reconnect to the server 20 times by default. You can limit the reconnection limit by following command
wget -t

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