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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)

Chapter 12

  1. A UID 0 is reserved for the system administrator’s account, also known as root, so option A is correct. The first ordinary user account is not a system account, and its UID is normally 500 or 1000, depending on the distribution, so option B is incorrect. Because A is correct, C cannot be correct. The association of UID 0 for administrative tasks is basic in Linux, so you won’t find variation on this score, making option D incorrect. Option E describes the nobody account, which does not have a UID of 0.
  2. A, C, E The /etc/passwd file’s fields specify the username, an encrypted password (or x to denote use of shadow passwords, which is more common), a UID number (option A), a single default GID number, a comment field that normally holds the user’s full name, the path to the account’s home directory (option C), and the path to the account’s default text-mode shell (option E). Option B is incorrect because, although /etc/passwd includes...