How to extract zip files on Linux?

May 28th, 2018 No comments

One of my students who switched to Linux recently asked this question. There are many utilities with GUI for handling archives, but it’s better done with a terminal command.

  1. Start a Terminal.
  2. If “unzip” utility is not installed, try this command to install it. (on Debian Linux distributions and its derivatives, Ubuntu, Linux Mint etc.)

    sudo apt-get install unzip

  3. We want to unzip a file named “trust-rist-master.zip” in my “home” directoryunzip
  4. Type the command as follows

    unzip trust-rist-master.zip

  5. It will extract the archive in the same directory, with the name of zip files as directory name  unzip

Thanks Ashwin for bringing up with this question !

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Free IP Scanner: IP scanner and port scanner

May 20th, 2018 No comments

Free IP scanner is a very fast IP scanner and port scanner. It is intended for both system administrators and general users to monitor and manage their networks. Powered with multi-thread scan technology, this program can scan hundreds computers per second. It simply pings each IP address to check if it’s alive, then optionally it is resolving its hostname, scans ports, etc.Free IP scanner

Free IP scanner can also display

  • NetBIOS information
  • host name
  • workgroup
  • currently logged user and
  • MAC address.

The information obtained can be exported into a file as plain text file.

Download it here (433kb)

 

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Track activities on Windows system with LastActivityView

May 8th, 2018 No comments

LastActivityView is a free tool for Windows operating system that collects information from various sources on a running system, and displays a log of actions made by the user and events occurred on this computer. Previously this blog introduced another nifty utility from nirsoft called USBDeview which shows USB devices currently connected to your computer, as well as the history of USB devices attached.  The activity displayed by LastActivityView includes:

  • Running .exe file
  • Opening open/save dialog-box
  • Opening file/folder from Explorer or other software
  • software installation
  • system shutdown/start
  • application or system crash
  • network connection/disconnection etc.

LastActivityView

Download it here (88kb)

 

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