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How to disable the Beep in FreeBSD

Disabling the Hardware Beep is different from system to system. In this article I will show you how to disable the Hardware Beep / Bell in FreeBSD and PCBSD. How to disable the Hardware Beep in PCBSD and FreeBSD: Type

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How to install zsh in FreeBSD ; How to set zsh as the default shell in FreeBSD

The Z shell (zsh) is a powerfull bash compatible shell. It can easily be installed on every Linux or Unix distro. In this article I will install zsh in FreeBSD and PCBSD and set zsh as the default login shell.

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How to set the default text editor in csh and tcsh

In this article I will show you how to set the default text editor in the csh and tcsh shells. The default shell in FreeBSD and PCBSD is the C shell (csh), so this article is usefull for the *BSD

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How to set a new PATH in csh and tcsh

The PATH is an environment variable that tells the shell where to look for the basic executables (commands) you use (such as ping, useradd, etc). Setting a new PATH depends on the shell, not on the Linux or Unix distro.

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How to change the hostname in Linux and FreeBSD

Changing a Linux / FreeBSD hostname is an easy task. The hostname can be changed temporary or permanent. In this article, I will show you how to set a different hostname in the most used Linux distros and FreeBSD. How

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The /etc/shells file

As you know, all the files from /etc are very important for the Unix / Linux systems. The /etc/shells file contains a list of all the shells available in the system. Sample of /etc/shells file: $ cat /etc/shells # /etc/shells:

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How to locate files and folders in Unix / Linux

In Unix and Linux systems, there are a few commands for finding files and folders. The most used are find and locate. In this article I will show you how to use locate properly, in order to find the files

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How to manage services in Linux and FreeBSD

It is very important to know how to manage services in Linux/Unix systems, in order not to reboot the entire system when not necesarry. In this article I will show you how to start, stop, restart a service in the

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How to restart the network service in Linux and FreeBSD

In Linux, every service can be rebooted. This is very usefull because you don’t need to restart the whole system, in order get the modifications applied. In this article I will show you how to reboot the network (or networking)

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How to set bash as your default login shell in PCBSD

I am a Linuxer that moved to *BSD. Because I am used with the bash tricks, I will set bash as my user’s default login shell, in PCBSD 9.0 . Install bash with this command (if it is already installed,

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