Chapter 2

Finding Your Way on the Command Line

Topics covered in this chapter:

  • Working with the Bash Shell
  • Performing Basic File System Management Tasks
  • Piping and Redirection
  • Finding Files
  • Working with an Editor
  • Getting Help

Although Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides the system-config tools as a convenient way to change parameters on your server, as a Linux administrator you will need to work from the command line from time to time. Even today, the most advanced management jobs are issued from the command line. For this reason, this chapter introduces you to the basic skills needed to work with the command line.

Working with the Bash Shell

To communicate commands to the operating system kernel, an interface is needed that sits between the ...

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