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The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins

And Everyone Who Wants To Be One

  • David Both

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Both
      Pages 3-14
    3. David Both
      Pages 15-21
  3. Foundation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-25
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  4. Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. David Both
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  5. Becoming Zen

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 493-511

About this book

Introduction

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’ real mentors, and dedicated to them, The Linux Philosophy for System Administrators is a mentor to SysAdmins everywhere; remember - "If you fail, you learn."

Keywords

the linux philosophy sysadmin foss linux open source

Authors and affiliations

  • David Both
    • 1
  1. 1.RaleighUSA

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