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LPIC-1/CompTIA Linux+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide (Exams LPIC-1/LX0-101 & LX0-102) by Robb Tracy

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How the Linux Shell Works

While graphical user interfaces are generally easier to use, many of the tasks you must perform to administer and support a Linux system must be done from the command line. Basically, end users use the GUI; administrators use the command line.

 

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EXAM TIP On the LPIC-1 and Linux+ exams, you will be tested very heavily on your ability to use the Linux CLI to manage the system.

Therefore, we will spend a great deal of time working with the Linux command-line interface in this book. We will discuss the following topics:

• Linux shells

• Managing shell configuration files

Let’s begin by discussing commonly used Linux shells. ...

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