Chapter 10. Becoming One with the Shell

Think of this chapter as an extended Shell Out section. That means that it is time to transform you into a master of the shell.

The things I want to talk about here are basic commands you will need throughout the course of this book and your time with Linux. One of the things I hope to show you is how flexible some of these commands are. With most, you can modify the basic function with command-line switches, flags, or options, and thereby have them yield far more information than a simple execution of the command itself. A little thirst for exploration will open you up to the real potential of everyday commands.

These days, you can do almost every aspect of Linux systems administration via graphical tools, ...

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