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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Introduction to the OverlayFS

The OverlayFS pseudo-filesystem was first included in the Linux kernel 3.18 release: it allows us to combine two directory trees or filesystems (an “upper” and a “lower one”) in a way that is completely transparent to the user, which is able to access files and directories on the “merged” layer just like he would do on a standard filesystem.

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How to build Super Mario 64 natively on Linux

Super Mario needs no presentations: it is one of the most beloved video games characters. Super Mario 64 was originally released for the Nintendo64 console in 1996, and represented the first 3D episode of the Mario franchise. Thanks to a github project, which achieved the full decompilation of the game, it is now possible to build a native Linux port and play it without the need of a Nintendo64 emulator. In order to compile the port, an original, and legally obtained “.z64” rom of the game is needed.

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How to send desktop notifications using notify-send

Every desktop environment on Linux has its own notification system which implements the Freedesktop notifications specifications. Some of them, like GNOME or KDE, use their own built-in notification systems which cannot be replaced; others like Xfce or Mate, use more modular components (Xfce notification daemon and Mate notification daemon, respectively). Desktop-independent notification systems also exist (dunst, for example): most of the time they are used on minimal setups (e.g. when using a plain window manager instead of full blown Desktop environments).

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How to change from default to alternative Python version on Debian Linux

How to change from default to alternative Python version on Debian Linux

Your Debian Linux installation may include multiple python versions and thus also include multiple python binary executables, and it’s possible to change python version that the system is using. In this tutorial, you will see how to install multiple versions of python, and change the python version on Debian using the update-alternatives python command. Check the sections below to learn how.

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Mount USB Linux

How to mount USB drive in Linux

In this tutorial, we explain how to mount USB drives in a Linux system using terminal and shell command line. This allows you to mount a USB drive of any file system, to some mount point on your system. If you are using desktop manager, you will most likely be able to use it to mount USB drive for you.

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Ubuntu 20.04 Remote Desktop Access from Windows 10

Ubuntu 20.04 Remote Desktop Access from Windows 10

The purpose of this tutorial is to show how to remote desktop into Ubuntu 20.04 from Windows. This will save the user from having to get up and go to their Ubuntu 20.04 computer any time that they need to access it. Instead, you will simply be able to remote desktop into Ubuntu 20.04 from Windows and it will be as if you are sitting at the other computer.

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Ubuntu Static IP configuration

Ubuntu Static IP configuration

This tutorial will deal with Ubuntu static IP address configuration. It will provide the reader with a step by step procedure how to set static IP address on Ubuntu Server via netplan and Ubuntu Desktop using NetworkManager. Static IP address is recommended for servers as the static address does not change as oppose to a dynamic IP address assignment via DHCP server.

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