Linux Bible.

By: Negus, Christopher
Series: Bible Ser: Publisher: New York : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Edition: 9th edDescription: 1 online resource (914 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118999882Subject(s): Linux.;Operating systems (Computers)Genre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Linux BibleDDC classification: 005.446 LOC classification: QA76.76.O63Online resources: Click to View
Contents:
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- About the Author -- About the Technical Editor -- Credits -- Acknowledgments -- Contents at a Glance -- Contents -- Introduction -- How This Book Is Organized -- Conventions Used in This Book -- Jumping into Linux -- Part I: Getting Started -- Chapter 1: Starting with Linux -- Understanding What Linux Is -- Understanding How Linux Differs from Other Operating Systems -- Exploring Linux History -- Free-flowing UNIX culture at Bell Labs -- Commercialized UNIX -- Berkeley Software Distribution arrives -- UNIX Laboratory and commercialization -- GNU transitions UNIX to freedom -- BSD loses some steam -- Linus builds the missing piece -- OSI open source definition -- Understanding How Linux Distributions Emerged -- Choosing a Red Hat distribution -- Using Red Hat Enterprise Linux -- Using Fedora -- Choosing Ubuntu or another Debian distribution -- Finding Professional Opportunities with Linux Today -- Understanding how companies make money with Linux -- Becoming Red Hat certified -- RHCSA topics -- RHCE topics -- Summary -- Chapter 2: Creating the Perfect Linux Desktop -- Understanding Linux Desktop Technology -- Starting with the Fedora GNOME Desktop Live image -- Using the GNOME 3 Desktop -- After the computer boots up -- Navigating with the mouse -- Navigating with the keyboard -- Setting up the GNOME 3 desktop -- Extending the GNOME 3 desktop -- Using GNOME shell extensions -- Using the GNOME Tweak Tool -- Starting with desktop applications -- Managing files and folders with Nautilus -- Installing and managing additional software -- Playing music with Rhythmbox -- Stopping the GNOME 3 desktop -- Using the GNOME 2 Desktop -- Using the Metacity window manager -- Changing GNOME's appearance -- Using the GNOME panels -- Using the Applications and System menus -- Adding an applet -- Adding another panel.
Adding an application launcher -- Adding a drawer -- Changing panel properties -- Adding 3D effects with AIGLX -- Summary -- Exercises -- Part II: Becoming a Linux Power User -- Chapter 3: Using the Shell -- About Shells and Terminal Windows -- Using the shell prompt -- Using a terminal window -- Using virtual consoles -- Choosing Your Shell -- Running Commands -- Understanding command syntax -- Locating commands -- Recalling Commands Using Command History -- Command-line editing -- Command-line completion -- Command-line recall -- Connecting and Expanding Commands -- Piping between commands -- Sequential commands -- Background commands -- Expanding commands -- Expanding arithmetic expressions -- Expanding variables -- Using Shell Variables -- Creating and using aliases -- Exiting the shell -- Creating Your Shell Environment -- Configuring your shell -- Setting your prompt -- Adding environment variables -- Getting Information about Commands -- Summary -- Exercises -- Chapter 4: Moving around the Filesystem -- Using Basic Filesystem Commands -- Using Metacharacters and Operators -- Using file-matching metacharacters -- Using file-redirection metacharacters -- Using brace expansion characters -- Listing Files and Directories -- Understanding File Permissions and Ownership -- Changing permissions with chmod (numbers) -- Changing permissions with chmod (letters) -- Setting default file permission with umask -- Changing file ownership -- Moving, Copying, and Removing Files -- Summary -- Exercises -- Chapter 5: Working with Text Files -- Editing Files with vim and vi -- Starting with vi -- Adding text -- Moving around in the text -- Deleting, copying, and changing text -- Pasting (putting) text -- Repeating commands -- Exiting vi -- Skipping around in the file -- Searching for text -- Using ex mode -- Learning more about vi and vim -- Finding Files.
Using locate to find files by name -- Searching for files with find -- Finding files by name -- Finding files by size -- Finding files by user -- Finding files by permission -- Finding files by date and time -- Using 'not' and 'or' when finding files -- Finding files and executing commands -- Searching in files with grep -- Summary -- Exercises -- Chapter 6: Managing Running Processes -- Understanding Processes -- Listing Processes -- Listing processes with ps -- Listing and changing processes with top -- Listing processes with System Monitor -- Managing Background and Foreground Processes -- Starting background processes -- Using foreground and background commands -- Killing and Renicing Processes -- Killing processes with kill and killall -- Using kill to signal processes by PID -- Using killall to signal processes by name -- Setting processor priority with nice and renice -- Limiting Processes with cgroups -- Summary -- Exercises -- Chapter 7: Writing Simple Shell Scripts -- Understanding Shell Scripts -- Executing and debugging shell scripts -- Understanding shell variables -- Special shell positional parameters -- Reading in parameters -- Parameter expansion in bash -- Performing arithmetic in shell scripts -- Using programming constructs in shell scripts -- The "if…then" statements -- The case command -- The "for…do" loop -- The "while…do" and "until…do" loops -- Trying some useful text manipulation programs -- The general regular expression parser -- Remove sections of lines of text (cut) -- Translate or delete characters (tr) -- The stream editor (sed) -- Using simple shell scripts -- Telephone list -- Backup script -- Summary -- Exercises -- Part III: Becoming a Linux System Administrator -- Chapter 8: Learning System Administration -- Understanding System Administration -- Using Graphical Administration Tools -- Using system-config-* tools.
Using browser-based admin tools -- Using the root user account -- Becoming root from the shell (su command) -- Allowing administrative access via the GUI -- Gaining administrative access with sudo -- Exploring Administrative Commands, Configuration Files, and Log Files -- Administrative commands -- Administrative configuration files -- Administrative log files and systemd journal -- Using journalctl to view the systemd journal -- Managing log messages with rsyslogd -- Using Other Administrative Accounts -- Checking and Configuring Hardware -- Checking your hardware -- Managing removable hardware -- Working with loadable modules -- Listing loaded modules -- Loading modules -- Removing modules -- Summary -- Exercises -- Chapter 9: Installing Linux -- Choosing a Computer -- Installing Fedora from Live media -- Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux from Installation Media -- Understanding Cloud-Based Installations -- Installing Linux in the Enterprise -- Exploring Common Installation Topics -- Upgrading or installing from scratch -- Dual booting -- Installing Linux to run virtually -- Using installation boot options -- Boot options for disabling features -- Boot options for video problems -- Boot options for special installation types -- Boot options for kickstarts and remote repositories -- Miscellaneous boot options -- Using specialized storage -- Partitioning hard drives -- Understanding different partition types -- Reasons for different partitioning schemes -- Tips for creating partitions -- Using the GRUB boot loader -- Using GRUB Legacy (version 1) -- Using GRUB 2 -- Summary -- Exercises -- Chapter 10: Getting and Managing Software -- Managing Software on the Desktop -- Going Beyond the Software Window -- Understanding Linux RPM and DEB Software Packaging -- Understanding DEB packaging -- Understanding RPM packaging -- What is in an RPM?.
Where do RPMs come from? -- Installing RPMs -- Managing RPM Packages with YUM -- Understanding how yum works -- 1. Checking /etc/yum.conf -- 2. Checking /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date (RHEL only) -- 3. Checking /etc/yum.repos.d/*.repo files -- 4. Downloading RPM packages and metadata from a YUM repository -- 5. RPM packages installed to Linux file system -- 6. Store YUM repository metadata to local RPM database -- Using YUM with third-party software repositories -- Managing software with the YUM command -- Searching for packages -- Installing and removing packages -- Updating packages -- Updating groups of packages -- Maintaining your RPM package database and cache -- Downloading RPMs from a yum repository -- Installing, Querying, and Verifying Software with the rpm Command -- Installing and removing packages with rpm -- Querying rpm information -- Verifying RPM packages -- Managing Software in the Enterprise -- Summary -- Exercises -- Chapter 11: Managing User Accounts -- Creating User Accounts -- Adding users with useradd -- Setting user defaults -- Modifying users with usermod -- Deleting users with userdel -- Understanding Group Accounts -- Using group accounts -- Creating group accounts -- Managing Users in the Enterprise -- Setting permissions with Access Control Lists -- Setting ACLs with setfacl -- Setting default ACLs -- Enabling ACLs -- Adding directories for users to collaborate -- Creating group collaboration directories (set GID bit) -- Creating restricted deletion directories (sticky bit) -- Centralizing User Accounts -- Using the Users window -- Using the Authentication Configuration window -- Summary -- Exercises -- Chapter 12: Managing Disks and Filesystems -- Understanding Disk Storage -- Partitioning Hard Disks -- Understanding partition tables -- Viewing disk partitions -- Creating a single-partition disk.
Creating a multiple-partition disk.
Summary: The industry favorite Linux guide, updated for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and the cloud Linux Bible, 9th Edition is the ultimate hands-on Linux user guide, whether you're a true beginner or a more advanced user navigating recent changes. This updated ninth edition covers the latest versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7), Fedora 21, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and includes new information on cloud computing and development with guidance on Openstack and Cloudforms. With a focus on RHEL 7, this practical guide gets you up to speed quickly on the new enhancements for enterprise-quality file systems, the new boot process and services management, firewalld, and the GNOME 3 desktop. Written by a Red Hat expert, this book provides the clear explanations and step-by-step instructions that demystify Linux and bring the new features seamlessly into your workflow. This useful guide assumes a base of little or no Linux knowledge, and takes you step by step through what you need to know to get the job done. Get Linux up and running quickly Master basic operations and tackle more advanced tasks Get up to date on the recent changes to Linux server system management Bring Linux to the cloud using Openstack and Cloudforms Linux Bible, 9th Edition is the one resource you need, and provides the hands-on training that gets you on track in a flash.
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Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- About the Author -- About the Technical Editor -- Credits -- Acknowledgments -- Contents at a Glance -- Contents -- Introduction -- How This Book Is Organized -- Conventions Used in This Book -- Jumping into Linux -- Part I: Getting Started -- Chapter 1: Starting with Linux -- Understanding What Linux Is -- Understanding How Linux Differs from Other Operating Systems -- Exploring Linux History -- Free-flowing UNIX culture at Bell Labs -- Commercialized UNIX -- Berkeley Software Distribution arrives -- UNIX Laboratory and commercialization -- GNU transitions UNIX to freedom -- BSD loses some steam -- Linus builds the missing piece -- OSI open source definition -- Understanding How Linux Distributions Emerged -- Choosing a Red Hat distribution -- Using Red Hat Enterprise Linux -- Using Fedora -- Choosing Ubuntu or another Debian distribution -- Finding Professional Opportunities with Linux Today -- Understanding how companies make money with Linux -- Becoming Red Hat certified -- RHCSA topics -- RHCE topics -- Summary -- Chapter 2: Creating the Perfect Linux Desktop -- Understanding Linux Desktop Technology -- Starting with the Fedora GNOME Desktop Live image -- Using the GNOME 3 Desktop -- After the computer boots up -- Navigating with the mouse -- Navigating with the keyboard -- Setting up the GNOME 3 desktop -- Extending the GNOME 3 desktop -- Using GNOME shell extensions -- Using the GNOME Tweak Tool -- Starting with desktop applications -- Managing files and folders with Nautilus -- Installing and managing additional software -- Playing music with Rhythmbox -- Stopping the GNOME 3 desktop -- Using the GNOME 2 Desktop -- Using the Metacity window manager -- Changing GNOME's appearance -- Using the GNOME panels -- Using the Applications and System menus -- Adding an applet -- Adding another panel.

Adding an application launcher -- Adding a drawer -- Changing panel properties -- Adding 3D effects with AIGLX -- Summary -- Exercises -- Part II: Becoming a Linux Power User -- Chapter 3: Using the Shell -- About Shells and Terminal Windows -- Using the shell prompt -- Using a terminal window -- Using virtual consoles -- Choosing Your Shell -- Running Commands -- Understanding command syntax -- Locating commands -- Recalling Commands Using Command History -- Command-line editing -- Command-line completion -- Command-line recall -- Connecting and Expanding Commands -- Piping between commands -- Sequential commands -- Background commands -- Expanding commands -- Expanding arithmetic expressions -- Expanding variables -- Using Shell Variables -- Creating and using aliases -- Exiting the shell -- Creating Your Shell Environment -- Configuring your shell -- Setting your prompt -- Adding environment variables -- Getting Information about Commands -- Summary -- Exercises -- Chapter 4: Moving around the Filesystem -- Using Basic Filesystem Commands -- Using Metacharacters and Operators -- Using file-matching metacharacters -- Using file-redirection metacharacters -- Using brace expansion characters -- Listing Files and Directories -- Understanding File Permissions and Ownership -- Changing permissions with chmod (numbers) -- Changing permissions with chmod (letters) -- Setting default file permission with umask -- Changing file ownership -- Moving, Copying, and Removing Files -- Summary -- Exercises -- Chapter 5: Working with Text Files -- Editing Files with vim and vi -- Starting with vi -- Adding text -- Moving around in the text -- Deleting, copying, and changing text -- Pasting (putting) text -- Repeating commands -- Exiting vi -- Skipping around in the file -- Searching for text -- Using ex mode -- Learning more about vi and vim -- Finding Files.

Using locate to find files by name -- Searching for files with find -- Finding files by name -- Finding files by size -- Finding files by user -- Finding files by permission -- Finding files by date and time -- Using 'not' and 'or' when finding files -- Finding files and executing commands -- Searching in files with grep -- Summary -- Exercises -- Chapter 6: Managing Running Processes -- Understanding Processes -- Listing Processes -- Listing processes with ps -- Listing and changing processes with top -- Listing processes with System Monitor -- Managing Background and Foreground Processes -- Starting background processes -- Using foreground and background commands -- Killing and Renicing Processes -- Killing processes with kill and killall -- Using kill to signal processes by PID -- Using killall to signal processes by name -- Setting processor priority with nice and renice -- Limiting Processes with cgroups -- Summary -- Exercises -- Chapter 7: Writing Simple Shell Scripts -- Understanding Shell Scripts -- Executing and debugging shell scripts -- Understanding shell variables -- Special shell positional parameters -- Reading in parameters -- Parameter expansion in bash -- Performing arithmetic in shell scripts -- Using programming constructs in shell scripts -- The "if…then" statements -- The case command -- The "for…do" loop -- The "while…do" and "until…do" loops -- Trying some useful text manipulation programs -- The general regular expression parser -- Remove sections of lines of text (cut) -- Translate or delete characters (tr) -- The stream editor (sed) -- Using simple shell scripts -- Telephone list -- Backup script -- Summary -- Exercises -- Part III: Becoming a Linux System Administrator -- Chapter 8: Learning System Administration -- Understanding System Administration -- Using Graphical Administration Tools -- Using system-config-* tools.

Using browser-based admin tools -- Using the root user account -- Becoming root from the shell (su command) -- Allowing administrative access via the GUI -- Gaining administrative access with sudo -- Exploring Administrative Commands, Configuration Files, and Log Files -- Administrative commands -- Administrative configuration files -- Administrative log files and systemd journal -- Using journalctl to view the systemd journal -- Managing log messages with rsyslogd -- Using Other Administrative Accounts -- Checking and Configuring Hardware -- Checking your hardware -- Managing removable hardware -- Working with loadable modules -- Listing loaded modules -- Loading modules -- Removing modules -- Summary -- Exercises -- Chapter 9: Installing Linux -- Choosing a Computer -- Installing Fedora from Live media -- Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux from Installation Media -- Understanding Cloud-Based Installations -- Installing Linux in the Enterprise -- Exploring Common Installation Topics -- Upgrading or installing from scratch -- Dual booting -- Installing Linux to run virtually -- Using installation boot options -- Boot options for disabling features -- Boot options for video problems -- Boot options for special installation types -- Boot options for kickstarts and remote repositories -- Miscellaneous boot options -- Using specialized storage -- Partitioning hard drives -- Understanding different partition types -- Reasons for different partitioning schemes -- Tips for creating partitions -- Using the GRUB boot loader -- Using GRUB Legacy (version 1) -- Using GRUB 2 -- Summary -- Exercises -- Chapter 10: Getting and Managing Software -- Managing Software on the Desktop -- Going Beyond the Software Window -- Understanding Linux RPM and DEB Software Packaging -- Understanding DEB packaging -- Understanding RPM packaging -- What is in an RPM?.

Where do RPMs come from? -- Installing RPMs -- Managing RPM Packages with YUM -- Understanding how yum works -- 1. Checking /etc/yum.conf -- 2. Checking /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date (RHEL only) -- 3. Checking /etc/yum.repos.d/*.repo files -- 4. Downloading RPM packages and metadata from a YUM repository -- 5. RPM packages installed to Linux file system -- 6. Store YUM repository metadata to local RPM database -- Using YUM with third-party software repositories -- Managing software with the YUM command -- Searching for packages -- Installing and removing packages -- Updating packages -- Updating groups of packages -- Maintaining your RPM package database and cache -- Downloading RPMs from a yum repository -- Installing, Querying, and Verifying Software with the rpm Command -- Installing and removing packages with rpm -- Querying rpm information -- Verifying RPM packages -- Managing Software in the Enterprise -- Summary -- Exercises -- Chapter 11: Managing User Accounts -- Creating User Accounts -- Adding users with useradd -- Setting user defaults -- Modifying users with usermod -- Deleting users with userdel -- Understanding Group Accounts -- Using group accounts -- Creating group accounts -- Managing Users in the Enterprise -- Setting permissions with Access Control Lists -- Setting ACLs with setfacl -- Setting default ACLs -- Enabling ACLs -- Adding directories for users to collaborate -- Creating group collaboration directories (set GID bit) -- Creating restricted deletion directories (sticky bit) -- Centralizing User Accounts -- Using the Users window -- Using the Authentication Configuration window -- Summary -- Exercises -- Chapter 12: Managing Disks and Filesystems -- Understanding Disk Storage -- Partitioning Hard Disks -- Understanding partition tables -- Viewing disk partitions -- Creating a single-partition disk.

Creating a multiple-partition disk.

The industry favorite Linux guide, updated for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and the cloud Linux Bible, 9th Edition is the ultimate hands-on Linux user guide, whether you're a true beginner or a more advanced user navigating recent changes. This updated ninth edition covers the latest versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7), Fedora 21, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and includes new information on cloud computing and development with guidance on Openstack and Cloudforms. With a focus on RHEL 7, this practical guide gets you up to speed quickly on the new enhancements for enterprise-quality file systems, the new boot process and services management, firewalld, and the GNOME 3 desktop. Written by a Red Hat expert, this book provides the clear explanations and step-by-step instructions that demystify Linux and bring the new features seamlessly into your workflow. This useful guide assumes a base of little or no Linux knowledge, and takes you step by step through what you need to know to get the job done. Get Linux up and running quickly Master basic operations and tackle more advanced tasks Get up to date on the recent changes to Linux server system management Bring Linux to the cloud using Openstack and Cloudforms Linux Bible, 9th Edition is the one resource you need, and provides the hands-on training that gets you on track in a flash.

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