CHAPTER 2Getting the Most Out of theCommand Line

You may know the workstation versions of Ubuntu as very accessible graphical desktops. This is not the case, however, for Ubuntu Server! You can't manage a server properly without using the command line, so it's absolutely necessary that you can find your way around the Bash interface. Once you have mastered the command line, you will find it so much more powerful and flexible that you may not miss the graphical interface at all. For command-line newbies, this chapter offers an introduction.

Working As root?

By default, every Linux system installation creates a user with the name root. Many Linux distributions ask you to enter a password for this user during the installation. Ubuntu Server doesn't, ...

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