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Linux Essentials - Second Edition

By : Christine Bresnahan, Richard Blum
Book Image

Linux Essentials - Second Edition

By: Christine Bresnahan, Richard Blum

Overview of this book

Linux Essentials, Second Edition provides a solid foundation of knowledge for anyone considering a career in information technology, for anyone new to the Linux operating system, and for anyone who is preparing to sit for the Linux Essentials Exam. Through this engaging resource, you can access key information in a learning-by-doing style. Hands-on tutorials and end-of-chapter exercises and review questions lead you in both learning and applying new information—information that will help you achieve your goals! With the experience provided in this compelling reference, you can sit down for the Linux Essentials Exam with confidence. An open-source operating system, Linux is a UNIX-based platform that is freely updated by developers. The nature of its development means that Linux is a low-cost and secure alternative to other operating systems, and is used in many different IT environments. Passing the Linux Essentials Exam prepares you to apply your knowledge regarding this operating system within the workforce.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)

Finding Additional Documentation

Although man pages and info pages are both useful resources, other documentation is available too, and it is sometimes preferable to these forms of documentation. Broadly speaking, help on Linux can come in three forms: additional documentation on your computer, additional documentation online, and help from experts.

Locating Program Documentation on Your Computer

Most Linux programs ship with their own documentation, even aside from man or info pages. In fact, some programs have so much documentation that it’s installed as a separate package, typically with the word documentation or doc in the package name, such as samba-doc.

The most basic and traditional form of program documentation is a file called README, readme.txt, or something similar. Precisely what information this...