Linux System Administration
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Linux System Administration

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About the Book

You can learn Linux today. It can be fun. This book can help you on your journey. This book is for anyone who has wanted to learn but has struggled. Written by an accomplished Linux Engineer and mentor this book will help you to learn the building blocks and how to assemble them to accomplish real work. Every utility and method covered in this book will contribute to your growth as a Linux administrator while you run a small business, contribute within a global organisation or simply run a home network on Linux. Buy the book and get started. You can do it.

About the Author

S Michael
S Michael

S Michael is an author, a mentor and a trusted adviser; employed by a hedge fund as a Linux Engineer building and maintaining platform services primarily on CentOS Linux.

Table of Contents

  • Part I
    • Introduction
    • Who is this for?
    • Wait! Where am I? ls and pwd
    • Where is that darn thing..? find
    • Know when to count them. wc
    • Composition? So soon? The pipe | operator
    • What’s in the box? grep
    • Wrap up your commands! Python
    • What’s in a file? cat and stat
    • Test for… echo
    • Composition? Again? Writing a Function
    • The magic of… touch
    • Make your mark. mkdir
    • What does this thing do? man
    • Just a little please… head and tail
    • The meaning of life and other easy things… vim
    • You what!? emacs
    • A Real World Scenario
    • Wrap it up to go please. tar
    • Squeeze it… unsqueeze it… gzip
    • Squeeze and send. tar and gzip
  • Part II
    • The cornerstone. lsblk
    • All things Internet. ip
    • What time is it? date
    • My lil’ file system. fstab and blkid
    • Whodat? id
    • useradd and passwd
    • My own special number… groupadd
    • A package? For me? yum
    • Reverse it? Yes, back it up! backups
    • Major Tom. systemctl
    • wheel and sudo
    • Who ate my disk? df and du
  • Part III
    • Secret Squirrel. ssh
    • Snooping around. ps
    • Shwhat? chmod
    • The Man in the Iron… umask
    • Sticky wicket… sticky bit
    • Sock it to me. netstat and ss
    • The Crystal Ball? smartctl
    • What just happened? journalctl
    • The Big Guns. curl (and wget)
    • Some more please..? ip
    • Who goes there? lsof
  • Part IV
    • The Kitchen… rsync
    • Its time to take action! cron
    • This is getting serious… systemd services and timers
    • Appendix A
    • VirtualBox
    • Cygwin
    • Ubuntu App for Windows 10
    • WinSCP

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