Tag Archives: Systems

Linux command-line tools I usually install

Some additional command-line tools that I use to install and use on my client Systems

Apache benchmarks

To stress a Web Server

ethtool

ethtool

git

htop

An improved top

ifmetrics

To set the metrics of all IPV4 routes attached to a given network interface

iftop

To watch metrics for a network interface (or wireless)

iftop-wlan0

iperf

Perform network throughput tests

java (jre Oracle and OpenJDK)

ldap-utils

mc

Midnight Commander

mc

mytop

To see in real time queries and slow queries to mysql

ncdu

Show the space used by any directory and subdirectory

ncdu

ncdu-2

nginx (fpm-php) and apache

The webservers

nfs client

open-vpn

openssh-server

parted

Partition manipulation

PHP + curl + mysql (hhvm)

python-pip and pypy

smartctl

Utility for dealing with the S.M.A.R.T. features of the disks, knowing errors…

strace

To trace the system calls and signals

subversion svn

traceroute, tcpdump

zram-config

Sergey Davidoff stumbled upon a project called compcache that creates a RAM based block device which acts as a swap disk, but is compressed and stored in memory instead of swap disk (which is slow), allowing very fast I/O and increasing the amount of memory available before the system starts swapping to disk. compcache was later re-written under the name zRam and is now integrated into the Linux kernel.

http://www.webupd8.org/2011/10/increased-performance-in-linux-with.html