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July, 2010

  • 9 July

    How to Delete Tables and Rows in MySQL


    As I mentioned in a previous MySQL post, knowing how to quickly perform database tasks from the command line is a good idea if you are a Linux system administrator. Sometimes, it is the easier way to get things done, especially if you are helping another user and need root …

June, 2010

  • 24 June

    Completely Delete Files with Shred

    On a Linux dedicated server, the normal method for deleting files is to use the “rm” command. This removes the file from the current filesystem, but what many do not know is that those removed files are usually recoverable. As such, rm is more like putting something in the trash …

January, 2010

  • 12 January

    How to delete multiple files in various directories in Linux

    Question: When uploading files to my Linux server from my windows computer, I have accumulated WS_FTP.log files and thumbs.db files in multiple directories. Is there an easy way to delete all of them at once without navigating through each directory? Answer: With Linux, of course there is. You can accomplish …

November, 2009

  • 2 November

    The Delete Command in Linux

    The second important command to know when using a Linux or Unix server is the rm command. This is the primary way to delete files from a server. Please use it with caution, as it is meant to be permanent. To delete a file, simply navigate to the directory with …