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Linux Cheat Sheet
Have a look at our Linux Cheat Sheet for quick one-liners, commands and tips.

The TuxArena Linux Cheat Sheet has been updated, and this new version includes several parameter expansion tips and tricks for Bash, including removing and replacing substrings, extension and filename extraction, and quickly converting uppercase to lowercase characters in a text variable.

Currently this cheat sheet contains over 130 tips and tricks, from usual commands, to quick one-liners or administration commands. You can view the new version here and eventually leave a comment below if you have found a mistake or have any suggestions.

UbuTricks, a new graphical script developed by TuxArena which allows you to install the latest versions of applications in Ubuntu, has reached version 14.10.08.


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The TuxArena Linux Cheat Sheet has been updated with a bunch of APT and DPKG tips and several C functions. View it here.


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This is the first release of UbuTricks, a graphical program which aims to ease installing latest versions of various applications in Ubuntu. Currently, 11 programs are included, and Ubuntu 14.04 is supported.


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So another month went by and it’s time to sum up some of the most important articles published here at TuxArena during April.

With Ubuntu 14.04 being released and reviewed, several articles were kindly mentioned in the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, issues #363 and #365 or via other Ubuntu official resources. They cover Ubuntu and derivatives, and here they are:

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GNOME Takes Over KDE
KDE, the popular desktop environment known for its modern interface and powerful configuration options, was taken over by the GNOME Foundation.

“We will completely rewrite KDE to conform with GNOME User Interface Guidelines. We will strip all the unnecessary options, remove the plasmoids, the panel and the menu from KDE.”

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During March, a few noteworthy articles were published here at TuxArena. Let’s have a look at the most important ones.

GNOME 3.12 Released with New Features, Apps, IRC Client
GNOME 3.12 has been launched during March, bringing a lot of improvements and features. Three new applications were introduced in GNOME as well.


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I compiled a cheat sheet for Linux which includes general-purpose commands, one-liners, Bash tips and system calls. You can view or download it in HTML format here.

For suggestions or corrections please leave a comment below.


  • v0.2.8 r7 (Nov 17, 2014) – added a few tips
  • v0.2.7 r6 (Oct 18, 2014) – corrected default shell tip, added currently running shell tip
  • v0.2.6 r5 (Oct 10, 2014) – added several Bash tips
  • v0.2.4 r4 (Oct 08, 2014) – added several C functions, several APT and DPKG tips
  • v0.2.3 r3 (Apr 01, 2014) – added a tools section with several tips, added several one-liners
  • v0.2.2 r2 (Mar 28, 2014) – added several C functions, DPKG tips
  • v0.2.0 r1 (Feb 22, 2014) – first version, including basic system commands and several useful one-liners

TuxArena now has a new WordPress theme. There is still some work that I have to do on the comments, that is, make them look nicer, but otherwise it seems to work well. Hope you like it ;) If I can finish it, maybe I’ll try submitting it to the WordPress themes directory.

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