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Old 02-22-2013, 09:52 AM   #1
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30 Useful Linux Commands for System Administrators (NEW admin's)


Hi,

30 Useful Linux Commands for System Administrators
(NEW admin's);
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In this article we are going to review some of the useful and frequently used Linux or Unix commands for Linux System Administrators that are used in their daily life. This is not a complete but it’s a compact list of commands to refer when needed. Let us start one by one how we can use those commands with examples.
I will add that this article seems to target new admin.

Other useful links in Links for Helpful Linux articles & books

Last edited by onebuck; 05-26-2013 at 10:20 AM. Reason: typo, add link
 
Old 02-22-2013, 02:10 PM   #2
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nice short little list. not sure i would call them administrative commands, but they are a good set of basic linux commands. thanks for reminding me about the last command. i had forgotten about it until i read the link.
 
Old 02-22-2013, 02:36 PM   #3
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Good read Gary
 
Old 02-22-2013, 07:26 PM   #4
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Darn, got me on the w command. Never have used it once cause I have never heard of it.
 
Old 02-23-2013, 02:53 AM   #5
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not sure i would call them administrative commands, but they are a good set of basic linux commands.
I agree with you.
 
Old 02-23-2013, 04:20 AM   #6
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w = easy for old gits like me to remember.
whoami = useful for the morning after the night before.
more = used it less than less, more or less.
cat = why no dog?
 
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:24 AM   #7
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sad, is the lack of any "man" references.
But if you're an 'admin', you should know how to get help in *nix.
 
Old 02-23-2013, 07:39 AM   #8
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cat = why no dog?
Well there is always tac.
 
Old 02-23-2013, 08:47 AM   #9
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cat = why no dog
http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/...an1/dog.1.html
http://en.digipedia.org/man/doc/view/dog.1/#sect5
 
Old 02-23-2013, 01:35 PM   #10
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cat = why no dog?
Because if you tac dog you might start a religious war.
 
Old 02-23-2013, 08:39 PM   #11
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Because if you tac dog you might start a religious war.
I always get a chuckle when I need to look up the format codes for date with man date
 
Old 02-24-2013, 06:37 AM   #12
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Because if you tac dog you might start a religious war.
I do not see a religious war until
Code:
rev <<< dog
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cat = why no dog?
As Oldham seems to be out of cats, perhaps this will help.
Code:
alias dog=cat
 
Old 02-24-2013, 07:20 PM   #13
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i like the added commands. keep at it. you might also want to add htop as an option to top. very nice little tool. not standard on most systems, but should be available as an added package at least.
 
Old 02-25-2013, 10:39 AM   #14
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As Oldham seems to be out of cats, perhaps this will help.
Code:
alias dog=cat
No, we're freshly stocked. We've been kidnapping (or catnapping? ) them from all over the UK.
 
Old 02-25-2013, 05:29 PM   #15
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No, we're freshly stocked.
Ahhh, it is good to know that Slackware pre-release preparations have been made
 
  


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