Chapter 5

Linux Systems and Artifacts

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Introduction

Modern Linux systems have come a long way from their humble roots as a free Unix-like system for home computers. Over the past 20 years, Linux has found its way into everything—to children’s toys and networking devices to the most powerful supercomputing clusters in the world. While we can’t teach you everything you will need to know to examine a supercomputing cluster, we can get you started with an exploration of standard Linux file system artifacts, directory structures, and artifacts of system and user activity. ...

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