Fundamentals of Linux: Explore the essentials of the Linux command line

Oliver Pelz

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Develop a solid understanding of the important command-line tools and utilities in Linux

Key Features

  • Delve into the fundamentals of Linux
  • Explore and work with virtualization, command lines, and Bash shell scripts
  • Use special file permission flags such as setuid and setgid

Book Description

Linux is a Unix-like operating system assembled under the model of free and open source software development and distribution. Fundamentals of Linux will help you learn all the essentials of the Linux command line required to get you started. The book will start by teaching you how to work with virtualization software and install CentOS 7 Linux as a VM. Then, you will get to grips with the workings of various command line operations, such as cursor movement, commands, options, and arguments. As you make your way through the chapters, the book will not only focus on the most essential Linux commands but also give an introduction to Bash shell scripting. Finally, you will explore advanced topics, such as networking and troubleshooting your system, and you will get familiar with the advanced file permissions: ACL, setuid, and setgid. Fundamentals of Linux includes real-world tasks, use cases, and problems that, as a system administrator, you might encounter in your day-to-day activities.

What you will learn

  • Explore basic and advanced command-line concepts
  • Install Linux, work with VirtualBox, and install CentOS 7 in VirtualBox
  • Work with the command line efficiently and learn how to navigate through the Linux filesystem
  • Create file and user group permissions and edit files
  • Use Sticky bit to secure your Linux filesystem
  • Define and remove ACL from Linux files

Who This Book Is For

Fundamentals of Linux is for individuals looking to work as a Linux system administrator.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Linux
  2. The Linux Command Line
  3. The Linux File System
  4. Working with the Command Line
  5. More Advanced Command Lines and Concepts