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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)

Managing applications using YUM

YUM (short for Yellowdog Updater Modified) is an open source tool that was developed by Red Hat Inc for RPM-based systems. It is a high-level package management tool that's used for easily installing, removing, updating, or searching software packages on systems or in network repositories. It allows us to use a CentOS base and third-party repositories that are created on remote or local servers to install individual packages or groups of packages automatically, after resolving their dependencies.

In upcoming versions, YUM is being replaced by DNF (which is compatible in its command set). YUM has already been replaced with DNF (Dandified YUM) as the main package manager in Fedora.

Understanding the YUM package manager