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  • Rufus (For making Windows bootable USB drives)
  • Etcher (for making Linux bootable drives)




  • TruNAS Network Attached Storage

Raspberry PI

How To

Linux Tips

Useful Linux Commands

  • apropros - Useful for finding “appropriate” commands. i.e., apropros network will show useful commands related to networking.
  • man - RTM. Read The Manual. Enough said? i.e., man ls will let you read the manual for the command ls.
  • lshw - list hardware. Needs elevated privileges to properly probe all of the system's hardware. Also useful to pipe the output into a paginator for easy reading. i.e., sudo lshw | less will run the command with elevated privileges, then it pipes the output from that command into the text reader command less.

Ubuntu/Debian Linux

To open a terminal


To run system updates

sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade -y

To install SSH Server

sudo apt install ssh

To install ifconfig

sudo apt install net-tools

arch linux

To rebuild the keyrings (nuclear option)

sudo rm -fr /etc/pacman.d/gnupg
sudo pacman-key --init
sudo pacman-key --populate archlinux manjaro
sudo pacman-key --refresh-keys

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