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Using and Administering Linux: Volume 2

Zero to SysAdmin: Advanced Topics

Authors: Both, David

  • Second volume of a complete Linux self-study course
  • A deep dive to truly understand Linux and how to administer it
  • Written by David Both, opensource.com contributor and author of The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5455-4
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About this book

Experience an in-depth exploration of logical volume management and the use of file managers to manipulate files and directories and the critical concept that, in Linux, everything is a file and some fun and interesting uses of the fact that everything is a file.

This book builds upon the skills you learned in Volume 1 of this course and it depends upon the virtual network and virtual machine created there. More experienced Linux users can begin with this volume and download the assigned script that will set up the VM for the start of Volume 2. Instructions with the script will provide specifications for configuration of the virtual network and the virtual machine. Refer to the volume overviews in the book's introduction to select the volume of this course most appropriate for your current skill level.

You’ll see how to manage and monitor running processes, discover the power of the special filesystems, monitor and tune the kernel while it is running – without a reboot. You’ll then turn to regular expressions and the power that using them for pattern matching can bring to the command line, and learn to manage printers and printing from the command line and unlock the secrets of the hardware on which your Linux operating system is running.

Experiment with command line programming and how to automate various administrative tasks, networking, and the many services that are required in a Linux system. Use the logs and journals to look for clues to problems and confirmation that things are working correctly, and learn to enhance the security of your Linux systems and how to perform easy local and remote backups.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand Logical Volume Management, using file managers, and special filesystems
  • Exploit everything in a file
  • Perform command line programming and basic automation
  • Configure printers and manage other hardware
  • Manage system services with systemd, user management, security, and local and remote backups using simple and freely available tools

Who This Book Is For

Anyone who wants to continue to learn Linux in depth as an advanced user and system administrator at the command line while using the GUI desktop to leverage productivity. 


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)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: January 10, 2020
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5455-4
  • 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 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: January 10, 2020
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5454-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Using and Administering Linux: Volume 2
Book Subtitle
Zero to SysAdmin: Advanced Topics
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
David Both
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-5455-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-5455-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-5454-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 502
Number of Illustrations
83 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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