Chapter 4. Managing Files

THE FOLLOWING LINUX PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTE OBJECTIVES ARE COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • 1.103.3 Perform basic file management (weight: 4)

  • 1.104.4 Manage disk quotas (weight: 1)

  • 1.104.5 Manage file permissions and ownership (weight: 3)

  • 1.104.6 Create and change hard and symbolic links (weight: 2)

  • 1.104.7 Find system files and place files in the correct location (weight: 2)

Managing Files

This chapter begins with an examination of the basic commands used to access and manipulate files. As a multi-user OS, Linux provides tools that enable you to restrict who may access your files, so I describe the Linux ownership model and the commands that are built ...

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