Articles by Paul Brown

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Manipulating Directories in Linux

If you are new to this series (and to Linux), take a look at our first installment. In that article, we worked our way through the tree-like structure of the Linux filesystem, or more precisely, the File Hierarchy Standard. I recommend reading through …

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The Linux Filesystem Explained

Back in 1996 I learned how to install software on my spanking new Linux before really understanding the topography of the filesystem. You see, back then, Linux was not the intuitive, user-friendly system it is today. I soon realized I would need to sp…

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Linux Kernel 4.15:

Linus Torvalds released version 4.15 of the Linux Kernel on Sunday, again, and for a second version in a row, a week later than scheduled. The culprits for the late release were the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, as these two vulnerabilities forced develop…