Chapter 25

Linux Tools

Abstract

Tools are available to Application Administrators on Linux servers. Most of the tools described in this chapter are command line type tools that can be executed in one of the Linux shells.

Key Words

Linux shells; command lines; environment variables; redirection; pipes; basic Linux commands; command history; tracking jobs; terminating jobs; background; foreground; scheduling jobs; security; text editors

Linux is a derivative of UNIX, so many of the commands and techniques described in Chapter 24 on UNIX apply to Linux as well. In this chapter, I tried to list only the commands and features that are unique to Linux or are significantly changed from their UNIX incantation.

25.1 Introduction to Linux

Linux was ...

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