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Only View Archived Messages in Gmail

Only View Archived Messages in Gmail
Been running round in circles trying to figure out how to only view archived messages in Gmail? You know…the ones that you have not applied any custom labels to but have used the archive option to remove them from your inbox. Sure, you can still see these message in the All Mail section, but how ...

Editing Files in Vim Cheat Sheet

Vim is a very powerful text editor that provides a huge array of extended functionality over the standard editors included with Linux distros.  This Vim cheat sheet contains a common set of functions an every day user will most often use,  however it by no means covers everything. For full functionality, you should read the Vim documentation. ...

Linux SSH Cheat Sheet – Basics

Understanding SSH is fundamental to server management, and being able to quickly fire off commands to move around, view/edit files, update configurations, etc is essential to effectively investigating issues you are presented with. We hope this linux ssh cheat sheet will help you get the basics. A popular free SSH client used by many of ...

Install ImageMagick On A cPanel Server

Install ImageMagick On A cPanel Server
If you are running a cPanel server, you may be aware they recently removed their ImageMagick installation script. This now means that to install ImageMagick on a cPanel server, you must either use yum or perform a manual installation. The CentOS 6.x repositories are much more current than they used to be, so it is now a relatively ...

Install htop in CentOS

Install htop in CentOS
Htop is a text-mode, interactive process viewer for Linux run via console/ssh, and to install htop in CentOS is a pretty simple task. Among other things, htop allows you to: quickly view key performance statistics such as CPU(multi-core layout) and Memory/Swap usage; scroll the process list vertically and horizontally to see all processes and complete command lines; kill processes ...

Install VMware tools in Centos 6

Before you can install VMware tools in Centos 6, you need to first connect the installation media to your VM by logging into vSphere and doing the following: locate the server you wish to install VMware-tools into via the Inventory menu; right click on the server and select “install/upgrade VMware tools” from the “Guest” menu. ...

Remove All error_log Files In Home Directory

If you ever find yourself wanting to remove the error_log files from all the hosted sites on your server, and you have access to the server via SSH, the following command will quietly remove these files in one hit. find /home/ -type f -name error_log -delete

How To Create A Dummy File In Linux

How To Create A Dummy File In Linux
Ever needed to quickly test upload/download speeds to and from your Linux web server? Create a dummy file in Linux of a fixed size for this exact purpose and get a real world connection test without any advanced software needed. When running a Linux server, the dd command(convert and copy a file) can be used ...