Linux administration tutorials for beginner

This is not a dedicated section for Linux system administrator though its name is Linux administration page. All Linux users need to manage their own system. Besides, all tutorials in this section probably cover only 20% of the real Linux system administrator tasks. So what you can find here are all basic Linux administration guides a beginner needs to know to manage their own Linux system.

There are many useful tips to manage Linux in this section. Check out each tutorial and practice it in your own Linux system to be a good Linux user. It combines basic Linux administration tasks and related Linux commands to manage Linux system. Advanced administration tasks related to Linux networking and Linux security can be found in their respective section.

Linux administration - Linux file and directory ownership
A basic Linux administration on how to setup file and directory ownership. Learn what is Linux ownership and how to manage Linux ownership such as change owner and group of a file in this tutorial.

Linux administration - File and directory permissions
Linux file and directory permissions are very important subject in Linux administration. Every file and directory in Linux has a read, write or execute permissions which assigned to owner, group and others(world). This tutorial explains all you need to know about Linux permissions.

Linux vi editor tutorial - Create, view and edit file in command line terminal
This is a basic Linux vi (and vim) text editor tutorial. Vi text editor is a very powerful command line text editor and being used by many Linux users around the world. Learning vi text editor is essential because most of Linux administration tasks have to be done in Linux terminal.

Linux tar command - How to archive, compress and extract files in Linux
A basic Linux administration includes how to create archive file, to add more files to an archive file and to extract a tar archived file. This is a beginner's guide of Linux tar command, the right tool for the job.

How to mount and unmount usb drive or thumb drive in Linux
Usb drive or thumb drive has become a very important device these days. Here is a basic tutorial about how to manage usb drive or thumb drive in Linux.

Linux administration - Search files in command line terminal
This is a complete guide on how to search file in Linux system. You'll learn different commands which can be used to search file from Linux command line terminal.

Linux administration - Manage Linux process and daemons
When you start a Linux program, you actually execute that program. A Linux program (which is called daemon), running in foreground or in the background, uses system memory and CPU resources. Linux administration includes deal with daemons. Prepare yourself here.

Linux kill command - Stop and terminate hang programs
There are two types of program hangs in Linux. The usual hang is in application level and the unusual hang is in kernel level which programmers called crash. Learn how to terminate hanged program in this tutorial.

Upgrade Ubuntu desktop 8.10 to 9.04 guide for beginner
Another basic Linux administration task is to update package or upgrade Linux. Here is a step by step guides on how to upgrade Ubuntu Desktop 8.10 to the latest version 9.04 with screenshots.

Linux backup tutorial
This is a tutorial on how to make backup on a Linux system. Please read and understand how Linux backup works before attempting to create the real backup job. This tutorial is a step by step guide, so it starts with a simple example and finish with a complete example.

Linux administration is an advanced topic in Linux training course syllabus . You must at least have some Linux basic knowledge before doing Linux administration task. If you encounter problem or stuck with error during performing Linux administration job, do not panic. Take note the error message and try find the solution from the internet.



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