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Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, A by Mark G. Sobell

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Chapter 5. The Linux Utilities

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When Linus Torvalds introduced Linux and for a long time thereafter, Linux did not have a graphical user interface (GUI): It ran on character-based terminals only. All the tools ran from a command line. Today the Linux GUI is important but many people—especially system administrators—run many command line programs. Command line utilities are often faster, more powerful, ...

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