Fedora Linux Toolbox 1000+ Commands for Fedora, CentOS and Red Hat Power Users

ISBN-10: 0470082917

ISBN-13: 9780470082911

Edition: 2008

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Chris Negus on Fedora Core relies on Chris Negus' broad understanding of Linux and how to teach the uninitiated how to get the most out of the OS. Targeted toward the hobbyist or admin that is new to Linux, it provides a more focused approach than larger more comprehensive books on the market. The content is geared toward getting readers up and running as quickly as possible and then moves quickly into the most popular topics including popular applications for the web, productivity suites, and email; setting up a server (Apache, Samba, CUPS), and of course security. Topics include: Installation Configuration Shell Primer The Desktop Applications Administration/Servers Security The smaller trim size makes the book an ideal reference whether on the go with a laptop or as an admin working across locations.
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 307
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Christopher Negus is the author of the bestselling Fedora and Red Hat Linux Bibles, Linux Toys II, Linux Troubleshooting Bible, and Linux Bible 2008 Edition. He is a member of the Madison Linux Users Group. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Chris served for eight years on development teams for the Unix operating system at AT&T, where Unix was created and developed. He also worked with Novell on Unix development and Caldera. Francois Caen hosts and manages business application infrastructures, through his company Turbosphere LLC. As an open-source advocate, he has lectured on OSS network management and Internet services, and served as president of the Tacoma Linux User Group. Fran#199;ois is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE).

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Starting with Fedora Linux
About Fedora, Red Hat, and Linux
Comparing Fedora to Other Linuxes
Finding Fedora Resources
Focusing on Linux Commands
Finding Commands
Command Reference Information in Fedora
Summary
Installing Fedora and Adding Software
Installing Fedora
Preparing to Install
Choosing Installation Options
Answering Installation Questions
Working with Software Packages
Using yum Software Repositories
Enabling Repositories for yum
Using the yum Command
Using yum Utilities
Managing Software with rpm
Using the rpm Command
Building RPMs from SRPMs
Extracting Files from RPMs
Summary
Using the Shell
Terminal Windows and Shell Access
Using Terminal Windows
Using Virtual Terminals
Using the Shell
Using Bash History
Using Command Line Completion
Redirecting stdin and stdout
Using alias
Watching Commands
Watching Files
Acquiring Super User Power
Using the su Command
Delegating Power with sudo
Using Environment Variables
Creating Simple Shell Scripts
Editing and Running a Script
Adding Content to Your Script
Summary
Working with Files
Understanding File Types
Using Regular Files
Using Directories
Using Symbolic and Hard Links
Using Device Files
Using Named Pipes and Sockets
Setting File/Directory Permissions
Changing Permissions with chmod
Setting the umask
Changing Ownership
Traversing the File System
Copying Files
Changing File Attributes
Searching for Files
Finding Files with locate
Locating Files with find
Using Other Commands to Find Files
Finding Out More About Files
Listing Files
Verifying Files
Summary
Manipulating Text
Matching Text with Regular Expressions
Editing Text Files
Using the JOE Editor
Using the pico and nano Editors
Graphical Text Editors
Listing, Sorting, and Changing Text
Listing Text Files
Paging Through Text
Paginating Text Files with pr
Searching for Text with grep
Replacing Text with sed
Translating or Removing Characters with tr
Checking Differences Between Two Files with diff
Using awk and cut to Process Columns
Converting Text Files to Different Formats
Summary
Playing with Multimedia
Working with Audio
Playing Music
Adjusting Audio Levels
Ripping CD Music
Encoding Music
Streaming Music
Converting Audio Files
Transforming Images
Getting Information about Images
Converting Images
Converting Images in Batches
Summary
Administering File Systems
Understanding File System Basics
Creating and Managing File Systems
Partitioning Hard Disks
Working with File System Labels
Formatting a File System
Viewing and Changing File System Attributes
Creating and Using Swap Partitions
Mounting and Unmounting File Systems
Mounting File Systems from the fstab File
Mounting File Systems with the mount Command
Unmounting File Systems with umount
Checking File Systems
Checking Raid Disks
Finding Out About File System Use
Logical Volume Manager
Creating LVM Volumes
Using LVM Volumes
Growing the LVM Volume
Shrinking an LVM Volume
Removing LVM Logical Volumes and Groups
Summary
Backups and Removable Media
Backing Up Data to Compressed Archives
Creating Backup Archives with tar
Using Compression Tools
Listing, Joining, and Adding Files to tar Archives
Deleting Files from tar Archives
Backing Up Over Networks
Backing Up tar Archives Over ssh
Backing Up Files with rsync
Backing Up with unison
Backing Up to Removable Media
Creating Backup Images with mkisofs
Burning Backup images with cdrecord
Making and Burning DVDs with growisofs
Summary
Checking and Managing Running Processes
Listing Active Processes
Viewing Active Processes with ps
Watching Active Processes with top
Finding and Controlling Processes
Using pgrep to Find Processes
Using fuser to Find Processes
Changing Running Processes
Summary
Managing the System
Monitoring Resources
Monitoring Memory Use
Monitoring CPU Usage
Monitoring Storage Devices
Mastering Time
Changing Time/Date with Graphical Tools
Displaying and Setting Your System Clock
Displaying and Setting Your Hardware Clock
Using Network Time Protocol to Set Date/Time
Trying Other Date/Time Commands
Managing the Boot Process
Using the GRUB Boot Loader
Repairing the initial ramdisk (initrd)
Controlling Startup and Run Levels
Straight to the Kernel
Poking at the Hardware
Summary
Managing Network Connections
Configuring Networks from the GUI
Managing Network Interface Cards
Managing Network Connections
Starting and Stopping Ethernet Connections
Viewing Ethernet Connection Information
Using Wireless Connections
Using Dial-up Modems
Checking Name Resolution
Troubleshooting Network Problems
Checking Connectivity to a Host
Checking Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
Tracing Routes to Hosts
Displaying netstat Connections and Statistics
Other Useful Network Tools
Summary
Accessing Network Resources
Running Commands to Browse the Web
Transferring Files
Downloading Files with wget
Transferring Files with cURL
Transfering Files with FTP Commands
Using SSH Tools to Transfer Files
Using Windows File Transfer Tools
Sharing Remote Directories
Sharing Remote Directories with NFS
Sharing Remote Directories with Samba
Sharing Remote Directories with SSHFS
Chatting with Friends in IRC
Using Text-Based E-mail Clients
Managing E-mail with mail
Managing E-mail with mutt
Summary
Doing Remote System Administration
Doing Remote Login and Tunneling with SSH
Configuring SSH
Logging in Remotely with ssh
Using screen: A Rich Remote Shell
Using a Remote Windows Desktop
Connecting to a Windows Desktop with tsclient
Connecting to a Windows Desktop with rdesktop
Using Remote Linux Desktop and Applications
Sharing Desktops Using VNC
Setting Up the VNC Server
Starting Up the VNC Client
Using VNC on Untrusted Networks with SSH
Sharing a VNC Desktop with Vino
Summary
Locking Down Security
Working with Users and Groups
Managing Users the GUI Way
Adding User Accounts
Modifying User Accounts
Deleting User Accounts
Managing Passwords
Adding Groups
Checking on Users
Configuring the Built-in Firewall
Working with System Logs
Using Advanced Security Features
Summary
Using vi or Vim Editors
Starting and Quitting the vi Editor
Moving Around in vi
Changing and Deleting Text in vi
Using Miscellaneous Commands
Modifying Commands with Numbers
Using Ex Commands
Working in Visual Mode
Summary
Shell Special Characters and Variables
Using Special Shell Characters
Using Shell Variables
Getting Information from/proc
Viewing/proc Information
Changing/proc information
Index
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