Fundamentals of Linux [Video]

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  • Learn important command-line tools and utilities required for Linux
  • Learn basic and advanced command-line concepts
  • Explore how to Install Linux, work with VirtualBox, and install CentOS 7 in VirtualBox.
  • Work with the command-line efficiently, learn how to navigate the Linux filesystem, and work with files.
  • Learn to how to search, create file and user group permissions, and edit files

CentOS is a community-based enterprise class operating system focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. IT offers a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, it offers a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code. Linux is a Unix-like computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open-source software development and distribution. In this course you will work through all the basic Linux and command-line concepts. You will start with how to install Linux and then learn the concepts of virtualization, how to work with VirtualBox, install CentOS 7 in VirtualBox, and connect to your VM through SSH. Then you will learn about the command-line, how to work efficiently with the shell, navigating the Linux filesystem, and creating and deleting dot files and dot directories. Then you will learn about creating user permissions and group permissions and viewing and editing files. Then you will learn what every sysadmin needs to know about the command-line, master additional programs bash shell scripts, and learn how to automate scripts. Finally you will explore more advanced command-line concepts, troubleshooting, and understanding ACL.

This course explains and teaches all the important command-line tools and utilities, using very easy to understand, real-world examples to follow along with—in short, you'll learn everything you really need to know about Linux when starting out from scratch as a new system administrator or for any other reason.

Style and Approach

In a step-by-step manner, this video will be a practical reference. It provides in-depth and comprehensive information on CentOS 7 and its new features. It also teaches all the important command-line tools and utilities with very easy to understand and real-world examples for the viewer to follow.

  • Delve into the fundamentals of Linux and learn important command-line tools and utilities.
  • Practical, real-world examples that will help you get acquainted with the fundamentals of Linux
  • Explore important Linux learning concepts such as virtualization, the command-line, bash shell scripts, and troubleshooting.
Course Length 5 hours 29 minutes
ISBN 9781788293945
Date Of Publication 29 Jun 2017


Oliver Pelz

Oliver Pelz has more than 10 years of experience as a software developer and system administrator. He graduated with a diploma degree in Bioinformatics and is currently working at the German Cancer Research center in Heidelberg where he authored and co-authored several scientific publications in the field of Bioinformatics. Next to developing web applications and biological databases for his department and scientists all over the world he is administrating a division-wide Linux-based data center and has setup two high-performance CentOS clusters for the analysis of high-troughput microscope and genome sequencing data. He loves writing code, riding his mountainbike in the Black Forest of Germany and is an absolute Linux and open-source enthusiast for many years. He has contributed to several open-source projects in the past and also worked as a reviewer on the book Centos 7 High Performance. He maintains an IT tech blog at **********************************Acknowledgement************************************** I would like to thank my family and especially my wonderful wife Beatrice and little son Jonah for their patience and understanding for all these long working hours while writing this book. Also I would like to thank the folks at Packt Publishing for all their support and the opportunity to to write this book, it was a great pleasure for me. Last but not least I would like to thank Jonathan Hobson for writing the first edition of this book, without him no second edition of this book would have been possible. I would also like to thank all of the mentors that I’ve had over the years, especially Tobias Dykerhoff who introduced me to the whole world of Linux a long time ago and infected me with his enthusiasm about open-source and the free software movement. **********************************Dedication*********************************** This work is dedicated to my son Marlin Pelz who was stillborn on 2.10.15 just a few days before his expected date of delivery while writing the last few chapters of this book. Marlin, words can not express how much I miss you!