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Linux for System Administrators

By : Viorel Rudareanu, Daniil Baturin
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Linux for System Administrators

By: Viorel Rudareanu, Daniil Baturin

Overview of this book

Linux system administration is an essential aspect of maintaining and managing Linux servers within an organization. The role of a Linux system administrator is pivotal in ensuring the smooth functioning and security of these servers, making it a critical job function for any company that relies on Linux infrastructure. This book is a comprehensive guide designed to help you build a solid foundation in Linux system administration. It takes you from the fundamentals of Linux to more advanced topics, encompassing key areas such as Linux system installation, managing user accounts and filesystems, networking fundamentals, and Linux security techniques. Additionally, the book delves into the automation of applications and infrastructure using Chef, enabling you to streamline and optimize your operations. For both newcomers getting started with Linux and professionals looking to enhance their skills, this book is an invaluable hands-on guide with a structured approach and concise explanations that make it an effective resource for quickly acquiring and reinforcing Linux system administration skills. With the help of this Linux book, you’ll be able to navigate the world of Linux administration confidently to meet the demands of your role.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
1
Part 1: Linux Basics
7
Part 2: Configuring and Modifying Linux Systems
13
Part 3: Linux as a Part of a Larger System

Summary

Redirection, Bash history, command aliases, command-line trickery, and more were some of the more sophisticated ideas related to shell commands that we covered in this chapter. Don’t worry if you’re having problems memorizing everything; it’s normal to feel overwhelmed by the amount of information presented here at first. I’ve been using Linux professionally for over 15 years, and I still don’t know everything there is to know about it.

In the next chapter, we will talk about filesystems, the differences between them, and the structure of the main system directories and what are they used for.