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9781718500402

How Linux Works, 3rd Edition What Every Superuser Should Know

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    9781718500402

  • ISBN10:

    1718500408

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2021-04-19
  • Publisher: No Starch Press

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Best-selling guide to the inner workings of the Linux operating system with over 50,000 copies sold since its original release in 2014.

Linux for the Superuser
 
Unlike some operating systems, Linux doesn’t try to hide the important bits from you—it gives you full control of your computer. But to truly master Linux, you need to understand its internals, like how the system boots, how networking works, and what the kernel actually does.
 
In this third edition of the bestselling How Linux Works, author Brian Ward peels back the layers of this well-loved operating system to make Linux internals accessible. This edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded with added coverage of Logical Volume Manager (LVM), virtualization, and containers.
 
You'll learn:
  • How Linux boots, from boot loaders to init (systemd)
  • How the kernel manages devices, device drivers, and processes
  • How networking, interfaces, firewalls, and servers work
  • How development tools work and relate to shared libraries
  • How to write effective shell scripts
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    You’ll also explore the kernel and examine key system tasks inside user-space processes, including system calls, input and output, and filesystem maintenance. With its combination of background, theory, real-world examples, and thorough explanations, How Linux Works, 3rd Edition will teach you what you need to know to take control of your operating system.

    NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • Hands-on coverage of the LVM, journald logging system, and IPv6
  • Additional chapter on virtualization, featuring containers and cgroups
  • Expanded discussion of systemd
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    Covers systemd-based installations

    Author Biography

    Brian Ward has been working with Linux since 1993. He is also the author of The Linux Kernel-HOWTO, The Book of VMware (No Starch Press), and The Linux Problem Solver (No Starch Press).

    Table of Contents

    1. The Big Picture
    2. Basic Commands and Directory Hierarchy
    3. Devices
    4. Disks and Filesystems
    5. How the Linux Kernel Boots
    6. How User Space Starts
    7. System Configuration: Logging, System Time, Batch Jobs, and Users
    8. A Closer Look at Processes and Resource Utilization
    9. Understanding Your Network and Its Configuration
    10. Network Applications and Services
    11. Introduction to Shell Scripts
    12. Network File Transfer and Sharing
    13. User Environments
    14. A Brief Survey of the Linux Desktop and Printing
    15. Development Tools
    16. Introduction to Compiling Software from C Source Code
    17. Virtualization

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