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The Serpent Cheat Sheets

When you’re working on something technical, let’s say SNMP, OpenSSL, or C++ pointers, and you forget that one command, configuration file or attribute? You’ve learnt it so many times before, yet it always escapes you after so much as a month or two of neglect? I know that only too well, so I have introduced Cheat Sheets.

These are short articles designed with one purpose in mind – to help you refresh your memory.

cURL Basics

cURL is a command-line based HTTP(S) library that has many different options to customize requests and handle responses.

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Last Updated Feb 24, 2022

Capturing Packets on the CLI

How to capture packets when all you have is a console.

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Last Updated Jan 25, 2021

Linux iptables

Adding, removing and editing rules for iptables on Linux

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Last Updated Dec 27, 2020

systemd – The Linux System and Service Manager

The replacement for sysvinit, systemd controls the services on Linux

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Last Updated Apr 15, 2022

Processes on Linux

A very brief guide to managing processes on Debian based Linux systems.

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Last Updated Jan 9, 2022

The Linux X Window System

Explains the different parts that make up a typical Linux GUI.

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Last Updated Jun 4, 2019