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David BothThe Linux Philosophy for SysAdminshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3730-4_8

8. Be a Lazy SysAdmin

David Both1 
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Despite everything we were told by our parents, teachers, bosses, well-meaning authority figures, and hundreds of quotes about hard work that I found with a Google search, getting your work done well and on time is not the same as working hard. One does not necessarily imply the other.

I am a lazy SysAdmin. I am also a very productive SysAdmin. Those two seemingly contradictory statements are not mutually exclusive; rather they are complementary in a very positive way. Efficiency is the only way to make this possible.

This chapter is about working hard at the right tasks to optimize ...

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