CentOS Quick Start Guide

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  • Understand file system hierarchy and essential command-line skills
  • Use Vi editor, I/O redirections and how to work with common text manipulating tools
  • Create, delete, modify user accounts and manage passwords and their aging policy
  • Manage file ownership, permissions, and ACL
  • Execute process management and monitoring on the command line
  • Validate and manage network configuration using nmcli
  • Manage remote logins using SSH and file transfer using SCP and Rsync
  • Understand system logging, how to control system services with systemd and systemctl, and manage firewalId

Linux kernel development has been the worlds largest collaborative project to date. With this practical guide, you will learn Linux through one of its most popular and stable distributions.

This book will introduce you to essential Linux skills using CentOS 7. It describes how a Linux system is organized, and will introduce you to key command-line concepts you can practice on your own. It will guide you in performing basic system administration tasks and day-to-day operations in a Linux environment.

You will learn core system administration skills for managing a system running CentOS 7 or a similar operating system, such as RHEL 7, Scientific Linux, and Oracle Linux. You will be able to perform installation, establish network connectivity and user and process management, modify file permissions, manage text files using the command line, and implement basic security administration after covering this book.

By the end of this book, you will have a solid understanding of working with Linux using the command line.

  • No previous Linux environment experience needed for reading this book
  • Get comfortable with a popular and stable Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution
  • Most of the command line based concepts are explained with graphics
Page Count 320
Course Length 9 hours 36 minutes
ISBN 9781789344875
Date Of Publication 26 Dec 2018


Shiwang Kalkhanda

Shiwang Kalkhanda (RHCA, RHCSS, MCSE) is a Linux geek and consultant with expertise in the automation of infrastructure deployment and management. He has more than 10 years' experience in security, system, and network administration, and training on open source tech. For most of his automation work, he uses Shell Scripting, Python, and Go. He holds a master's and a bachelor's degree in computer applications. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his children. He is also the author of a book on text processing utilities in Unix-like environments, Learning Awk Programming.