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The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins

And Everyone Who Wants To Be One

Authors: Both, David

  • Only book on the market that shows how to apply the Linux philosophy to working as a SysAdmin
  • Learn the secrets that make the best Linux SysAdmins powerful far beyond that of mere mortals
  • Written by David Both, who has been working with Linux and Open Source Software for 20 years, and has written articles for OS/2 Magazine, Linux Magazine, Linux Journal and OpenSource.com.
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  • Due: September 21, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3730-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover $44.99
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  • Due: September 21, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3729-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
About this book

Reveals and illustrates the awesome power and flexibility of the command line, and the design and usage philosophies that support those traits. This understanding of how to extract the most from the Linux command line can help you become a better SysAdmin. Understand why many things in the Linux and Unix worlds are done as they are, and how to apply the Linux Philosophy to working as a SysAdmin.

The original Unix/Linux Philosophy presented foundational and functional tenets - rules, guidelines, and procedural methods - that worked well. However, it was intended for the developers of those operating systems. Although System Administrators could apply many of the tenets to their daily work, many important tenets were missing.

Over the years that David Both has been working with Linux and Unix, he has formulated his own philosophy – one which applies more directly to the everyday life of the System Administrator. This book defines a philosophy, and then illuminates the practical aspects of that philosophy with real-world experiments you can perform. Inspired by David’s real mentors, and dedicated to them, The Linux Philosophy for System Administrators is a mentor to SysAdmins everywhere; remember - "If you fail you learn."

What You Will Learn

  • Apply the Linux philosophy to working as a SysAdmin
  • Unlock the power of the knowledge you already have
  • Fully understand and access the vast power of the command line
  • Review the power of Linux as a function of the philosophies that built it

Who This Book Is For

If you want to learn the secrets that make the best Linux SysAdmins powerful far beyond that of mere mortals; if you want to understand the concepts that unlock those secrets; if you want to be the SysAdmin that everyone else turns to when the bytes hit the fan – then this book is for you. 

About the authors

David Both is a Linux and Open Source advocate who resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has been in the IT industry for over forty years and taught OS/2 for IBM where he worked for over 20 years. While at IBM, he wrote the first training course for the original IBM PC in 1981. He has taught RHCE classes for Red Hat and has worked at MCI Worldcom, Cisco, and the State of North Carolina. He has been working with Linux and Open Source Software for 20 years. David has written articles for OS/2 Magazine, Linux Magazine, Linux Journal and OpenSource.com. His article "Complete Kickstart," co-authored with a colleague at Cisco, was ranked 9th in the Linux Magazine Top Ten Best System Administration Articles list for 2008. He has spoken at POSSCON and All Things Open (ATO).

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA (gross)
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: September 21, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3730-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover $44.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: September 21, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3729-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins
Book Subtitle
And Everyone Who Wants To Be One
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
David Both
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3730-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3730-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3729-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 435
Number of Illustrations and Tables
65 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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