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Beginning the Linux Command Line, Second edition by Sander van Vugt

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CHAPTER 1

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Starting Linux Command-Line Administration

To unleash the full power of Linux, as a Linux administrator you will spend most of your time typing commands on the Linux command line, the so-called shell prompt. For someone who is new to the command line, the things that advanced users do there may look like magic. In this chapter, you’ll learn about the following topics:

  • History of the Linux operating system
  • What is open source?
  • What are distributions?
  • Logging in to Linux
  • Command basics: working with commands, options, and arguments
  • Using piping and redirection
  • Getting help with --help and man
  • Working with the shell

Linux Distributions ...

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