Systemd. Joys and sorrows of a misunderstood demon

Systemd is a software suite of daemons, libraries and administration utilities designed with the aim of centralizing the management and configuration of Unix-like operating systems. Systemd is generally used as init system to use to bootstrap user space during startup and manage user processes. It replaces the classic origin, which is the descending one from the Unix System V (SysVinit).[…]

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How to fix the “token” parameter not in video info for unknown reason error

If the ‘token parameter’ issue has occurred using youtube-dl on Linux, you’re probably using an outdated version of the command. Here how to fix it under Fedora and Ubuntu. You have tried to download video or audio from Youtube through the youtube-dl command and you got the following result: [youtube] 1234567890A: Downloading webpage [youtube] 1234567890A: Downloading video info webpage ERROR:[…]

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A better Ubuntu Linux without the crappy Snap

Snap is a software deployment and package management system originally designed and built by Canonical, the company behind the for the Ubuntu phone operating system. After the fall-down of that last one, the Snap system was brought to desktop and updated to work across a range of Linux distributions as independent upstream software deployment system. But, all that glitters is[…]

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Tar and gzip. Extract that files

Tar, tarball, gzip. A kind of tape archive, a tar file is a collection of files archived in a single ‘tarball’ file and compressing it with gzip to save disk space results in a tar.gz compressed file. Simple, no? GNUzip is also used in HTTP compression GNU Gzip, or gzip, is a file format and a software application used for[…]

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