How do I enter the Euro symbol? Ubuntu

The easiest way to enter the € Euro Symbol via shortcut is the following: Go to Settings> Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts: View and Customize Shortcuts Click Customized Shortcuts Create two shortcuts, one for the Dollar Sign and one for the Euro sign. Now if you want, for example, to change the $ sign Press Ctrl+Alt+D […]

Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 

To install Google Chrome from the terminal, get the DEB file using the wget command: Installing Google chrome use the below command  from the downloaded DEB file: That’s it. Now you can find Google Chrome in the menu and start it from there.

Find Your Public IP Address in Linux

Many times you might wonder how to find the public IP of your server using the console. Here below few options

Log Analyzer in Linux

For any apache/nginx or other logs. One of my favorite tools is: goaccess For Debian/Ubuntu installation just installed via apt. $ sudo apt-get install goaccess $ goaccess access.log Or more information can be viewed when generating an HTML file like below $ goaccess -f FILE.LOG –log-format=’%h %^[%d:%t %^] “%r” %s %b “%R” “%u”‘ –date-format=’%d/%b/%Y’ –date-spec=hr […]

How to send email using telnet

Open your terminal. Now, connect with telnet using the following command: telnet 25 Type ehlo Some servers also accept helo in place of ehlo. ehlo Type mail from: mail from: Type rcpt to:, (replace with your actual recipient name): rcpt to:, To write the message – type […]

How to create a swap file in linux using dd

Swap file creation As root use dd to create a swap file the size of your choosing (M = Megabytes, G = Gigabytes). For example, creating a 512 MB swap file: # dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile bs=1M count=512 Set the right permissions # chmod 600 /swapfile After creating the correctly sized file, format it to swap: […]

VMware ESXi convert Thick to Thin Provisioned Drives

Before converting the VMDK file power off the VM and remove from inventory. ssh to the esx server that you store the VM server that needs conversion Go to /vmfs/volumes/YourStore/YourVMlocation and run the below command to convert the HDD vmkfstools -i ThickHDD.vmdk ThinHDD.vmdk -d ‘thin’ -a lsilogic When is done add the VM again on […]

Ubuntu Web Control Panel – Ajenti

Login to your server as root and run the below commands aptitude update Add the Key and Ajenti Repository wget -O- | apt-key add – echo “deb main main ubuntu” >> /etc/apt/sources.list Install Ajenti via apt-get or aptitude aptitude update aptitude install ajenti -y Restart The Ajenti service by running the below command […]

Install webmin on ubuntu

Login to your server as root. sudo vim /etc/apt/sources.list and at the bottom of the file add the bellow line: deb sarge contrib Save the file and run the below command to install the security key: wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add – Update the sources by typing apt-get update or aptitude […]

Mailx configuration

Using Centos # yum install mailx Go to # vi /etc/mail.rc Add the 2 lines below set set Using Ubuntu # apt-get install mailx Go to # vi /etc/mail.rc Add the 2 lines below set set