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CentOS Quick Start Guide

By : Shiwang Kalkhanda
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CentOS Quick Start Guide

By: Shiwang Kalkhanda

Overview of this book

Linux kernel development has been the worlds largest collaborative project to date. With this practical guide, you will learn Linux through one of its most popular and stable distributions. This book will introduce you to essential Linux skills using CentOS 7. It describes how a Linux system is organized, and will introduce you to key command-line concepts you can practice on your own. It will guide you in performing basic system administration tasks and day-to-day operations in a Linux environment. You will learn core system administration skills for managing a system running CentOS 7 or a similar operating system, such as RHEL 7, Scientific Linux, and Oracle Linux. You will be able to perform installation, establish network connectivity and user and process management, modify file permissions, manage text files using the command line, and implement basic security administration after covering this book. By the end of this book, you will have a solid understanding of working with Linux using the command line.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Command-Line and Filesystem Navigation

In this chapter, our objective is to identify the purpose of important directories in the CentOS 7 filesystem, and to learn various basic command-line skills. When we are working on the command line, it is essential that we have a clear picture of the filesystem hierarchy, layout, and organization in mind. We will go through the variety of documentation that exists on CentOS 7, including man pages, info pages, help command options, and so on. Thereafter, we will learn various filesystem navigation and management commands for changing directories, copying, moving, and renaming files, and so on. Finally, we'll learn about archiving and compressing files, which are very often required when creating backups.

In this chapter, we will cover the following:

  • Understanding the CentOS 7 filesystem hierarchy
  • Using man pages and the help command...