The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins: And Everyone Who Wants To Be One

The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins: And Everyone Who Wants To Be One

by David Both

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484237298
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 08/04/2018
Edition description: 1st ed.
Pages: 511
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

David Both is a Linux and Open Source advocate who resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has been in the IT industry for over forty years and taught OS/2 for IBM where he worked for over 20 years. While at IBM, he wrote the first training course for the original IBM PC in 1981. He has taught RHCE classes for Red Hat and has worked at MCI Worldcom, Cisco, and the State of North Carolina. He has been working with Linux and Open Source Software for 20 years. David has written articles for OS/2 Magazine, Linux Magazine, Linux Journal and OpenSource.com. His article "Complete Kickstart," co-authored with a colleague at Cisco, was ranked 9th in the Linux Magazine Top Ten Best System Administration Articles list for 2008. He has spoken at POSSCON and All Things Open (ATO).

Table of Contents

Part 1. Introduction

1. Introduction to the Linux Philosophy

2. Getting Ready

Part 2. Foundation

3. Data Streams

4. Transforming Data Streams

5. Everything is a File

6. Using the Linux FHS

Part 3. Function

7. Embrace the CLI

8: Be a Lazy SysAdmin

9. Automate Everything

10. Always use Shell Scripts

11. Test Early, Test Often

12. Use Common Sense Naming

13. Store Data in Open Formats

14. Use Separate Filesystems for Data

15. Make Programs Portable

16. Use Open Source Software

Part 4. Becoming Zen

17. Strive for Elegance

18. Find the Simplicity

19. Use your Favorite Editor

20. Document Everything

21. Back up Everything - Frequently

22. Follow your Curiosity

23. There is No Should

24. Mentor the Young SysAdmins

25. Support your Favorite Open Source Project

26. Reality Bytes

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