How to list all aliases on Linux

How to list all aliases on Linux

An alias on Linux allows a user to reference one command (usually a longer or more cumbersome command) to another (usually a shorter version of the command which is easier to type). This saves users a few keystrokes on the command line, or can also compensate for common typos. In this tutorial, you will learn how to list all the aliases that have been configured on a Linux system.

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How to create host alias on Linux

How to create host alias on Linux

If you frequently use your Linux system to connect to a specific host, it can be convenient to make an alias for the hostname or IP address. This is especially true if the host has a long name or URL, and you do not want to keep typing the whole thing out every time you need to connect. There are several ways to create a host alias on Linux, depending on how you ordinarily connect to the host.

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Hosts file example on Linux

Hosts file example on Linux

The /etc/hosts file can be found on all Linux systems. This is a plain text system file which can be used to map network names (like hostnames of computers on your local network, or URLs to online websites) to IP addresses. The hosts file has a higher priority than any DNS servers your system is configured to use.

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How to get and change image metadata in Linux

How to get and change audio metadata in Linux

Audio metadata contains information like artist, song title, track number, album name, etc. It can even contain an embedded image of the cover art for the album. This metadata is accessed by music players in order to display relevant information about the song that is playing. Without this metadata, a music player might have trouble sorting your music by artist, album, genre, or putting the tracks in proper order.

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Best Music Player for Linux

Best Music Player for Linux

Linux systems offer a wide range of choice, and music players are no exception. For quite a while, there have been fantastic options when choosing the perfect music player for your Linux computer. All of these players are just as good, if not better, than their proprietary counterparts on other operating systems. They range from the minimal, light weight, and targeted to feature-rich multipurpose players capable of nearly anything. There’s a great choice for every music fan on Linux.

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How to get and change PDF metadata in Linux

How to get and change PDF metadata in Linux

PDF metadata contains information like author, subject, creator, producer, and keywords. This information is embedded into the PDF file itself, and can be retrieved if a user needs to determine who released the document, or wants to see what application was used to create it, etc. The keywords can also help organize PDF documents by category in case you have a lot of PDF files.

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