WSL – Windows Subsystem for Linux

The Windows Subsystem for Linux lets developers run a GNU/Linux environment — including most command-line tools, utilities, and applications — directly on Windows, unmodified, without the overhead of a traditional virtual machine or dualboot setup. You can: Choose your favorite GNU/Linux distributions from the Microsoft Store. Run common command-line tools such as grep, sed, awk, or other ELF-64 binaries. …

A Guide to SSH Port Forwarding/Tunnelling

SSH is a widely used protocol for system administration and file transfer. In addition, it has a feature called SSH tunnelling¬¨‚Ć (or SSH port forwarding). It creates an encrypted connection between a local computer and a remote computer through which you can relay traffic. It is very useful, and you can use it to securely …

Ubuntu RAM compression

Current Debian distributions does not have memory compression settings enabled by default. This causes a lot of RAM usage and makes difficult to run many apps for web development. A successor to compcache is zram which is fully integrated in the Linux kernel since 2.6.37.1 and uses lzo compression. The idea behind it is to create swap …

BleachBit – Clean your ubuntu system

When your computer is getting full, BleachBit quickly frees disk space. When your information is only your business, BleachBit guards your privacy. With BleachBit you can free cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, shred temporary files, delete logs, and discard junk you didn’t know was there. Designed for Linux and Windows systems, it wipes clean …

Linux disable sudo password prompt in terminal (Critical security issue, only use on dev machines)

While we are working on linux systems, terminal is daily driver, sudo is one of most commonly used command.But what if you have long password, like 10 or 20 characters long? We can bypass sudo password prompt by changing sudo settings. This will open sudo configuration file with text editor like vi or nano.Go to …