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Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Fifth Edition by Sander van Vugt, Andy Channelle, Trevor Parsons, Keir Thomas, Emilio Raggi

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C H A P T E R  26

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Taking Control of the System

By now, you should be starting to realize that the shell offers an enormous amount of power when it comes to administering your PC. The BASH shell commands give you quick and efficient control over most aspects of your Linux setup. However, the shell truly excels in one area: controlling the processes on your system.

If you are only running a home computer, you may not have to pay much attention to processes. However, if you are running a shared machine or a network, controlling processes can be essential for administration of your system. You can tidy up crashed programs, for example, or even alter ...

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