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How to Password-Encrypt Compressed Directories on Linux.

Password compression of files is a very important file operation that is usually done for very legitimate reasons like file size reduction (especially when considering memory space) and encryption for security reasons. Since security is very important to computer use, it would be very advisable to password-protect folders (or directories) and files containing personal information… Read More »

5 Ways to Backup Files on Your Computer

By | November 16, 2016

To Backup is not a strange phrase in computer-users circles, it simply means keeping files somewhere outside your computer system – either for security or safety reasons. And you must be able to retrieve such files when necessary. In a previous post, we advised to always back up as an insurance against loss or crash… Read More »

Backing Up Your Files And Some Things To Think About

By | November 6, 2016

After using your PC for some time no doubt you would have accumulated some useful files. These files could be cherished family/personal photographs, music, videos, document, and some times applications. It as necessary for any computer user to have a back up strategy – a way of saving files outside the machines. This is because… Read More »

Mounting an external USB Flash/Thumb /Hard Drive

When you plug a USB thumb drive into a modern Linux system it is automatically mounted onto the disk (file system) and appears on the desktop depending on the distribution (distro) you’re using. But there might be some situations that prevents a an external file system (like in an external thumb drive or hard disk)… Read More »

THE LINUX FILE SYSTEM – Part 2: File and Directory Manipulation

In our previous introductory post we emphasized the important roles files play in course of using a Linux system. In this post we would be dealing with the different stuffs we could do with files and directory on our system. Emphasis would be laid on the command-line aspect here because the nautilus file explorer is… Read More »

THE LINUX FILE SYSTEM – Part 1: Introduction

Most of the activities carried out by a computer user revolve around files – ranging from pictures, music, videos, documents, and the likes. And it is very important to be able to locate and mange files easily. So in this post and the next to follow w would be examining the Linux file system and… Read More »


The next tool in line of compression tools is the tape archiver (tar). Though the command somewhat has some complex (though capable) set of command line options and syntax, like we have been doing with others we’ve talked about (gzip and bzip) you can quickly learn to use tar by remembering a few simple invocations… Read More »


GNU ZIP (“gzip”) is another compressing command tool commonly used in Linux. Just like the bzip2 program it is used to compress files while the “gunzip” is used to decompress files. The file extension of files compressed with gzip end with ‘.gz’. for example; gzip file_name For example; gzip memo.txt The end product (the compressed… Read More »