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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 official and third-party repositories

Sometimes, the desired software is not available in the base (official) repositories of CentOS 7. In such scenarios, CentOS 7 and other Linux communities have contributed to several third-party repositories that can be used to install a variety of applications that are not available in official repositories. This section discusses various popular third-party repositories that are available for CentOS 7.

Official repositories of CentOS 7

By default, CentOS 7 provides the base repository, the updates repository, and the extras repository. These repositories are managed by the CentOS community and are sufficient for completing most of the daily operations requirements.