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Essential Linux Commands

By : Paul Olushile
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Essential Linux Commands

By: Paul Olushile

Overview of this book

The role of a system administrator is ever-evolving, with the Linux command line at its core. This makes Linux command-line mastery an essential skill to demonstrate your ability to efficiently manage and maintain systems efficiently. Essential Linux Commands addresses a diverse range of topics, including package management, file manipulation, networking strategies, system monitoring, and diagnostic tools. Each command is intricately explained to eliminate any ambiguity, ensuring ease of implementation in real-world scenarios. This book explains how to use SELinux to maintain security, run Linux machines on AWS Cloud, and transfer and download files to remote systems. With the help of practical examples and use cases, you’ll not only gain a thorough understanding of a command’s syntax but also grasp its functional breadth and limitations. The book also explores commands frequently used by system administrators to check network card statistics and firewall rules. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced administrator, this book is an invaluable resource, filling in the gaps in your skill set and helping you improve your skills and expertise in Linux administration.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Part 1:Server Installations and Management Commands
Part 2:Frequently Used Commands – Part 1
Part 3:Frequently Used Commands – Part 2
Part 4:Linux Security and the Cloud

Part 1:Server Installations and Management Commands

In this part, we dive into fundamental system administration tasks for Linux systems, including setup, maintenance, and the crucial role of package management in software installation. You’ll gain proficiency in file structure navigation, user and group management, and file compression and archiving. Each chapter equips you with distinct commands, essential knowledge, and practical skills for effective server installations and management in a Linux environment.

This section contains the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Getting a CentOS Server Up and Running
  • Chapter 2, Linux User and Group Commands
  • Chapter 3, File Compression and Archival Commands