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David BothThe Linux Philosophy for SysAdminshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3730-4_7

7. Embrace the CLI

David Both1 
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Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
 

The Force is with Linux and the Force is the Command-Line Interface – the CLI. The vast power of the Linux CLI lies in its complete lack of restrictions. In this chapter we will begin to explore the command line in ways that will illuminate the power that it literally places at your fingertips.

There are many options for accessing the command line such as virtual consoles, many different terminal emulators, and other related software that can enhance your flexibility and productivity. All those possibilities will be covered in this chapter as well as some specific examples of how ...

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