Chapter 5

Linux Applications

This chapter’s learning objectives are

  • Understanding the role of text editors in Linux and specifically how to use vi and/or emacs
  • Learning about the available productivity software available in Linux
  • Understanding the use of encryption in Linux and how to apply openssl
  • Understanding the basic usage of the mail and sendmail programs
  • Understanding the use of IP aliases and addresses and the domain name system (DNS) of the Internet
  • Understanding the basic network commands available in Linux

5.1 Introduction

One of the strengths of the Linux platform is that much of it has been developed by the open-source community. Not only does this mean that the operating system itself is available for free, it also means that ...

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