Abbey's Bookshop Logo
Go to my checkout basket
Login to Abbey's Bookshop
Register with Abbey's Bookshop
Gift Vouchers
Browse by Category

Google Book Preview
The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins: And Everyone Who Wants To Be One
— —
David Both
The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins: And Everyone Who Wants To Be One by David Both at Abbey's Bookshop,

The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins: And Everyone Who Wants To Be One

David Both



Computer programming & software development


511 pages

$79.95  $71.95
We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
order qty:  
Add this item to my basket

Reveals and illustrates the awesome power and flexibility of the command line, and the design and usage philosophies that support those traits. This understanding of how to extract the most from the Linux command line can help you become a better SysAdmin. Understand why many things in the Linux and Unix worlds are done as they are, and how to apply the Linux Philosophy to working as a SysAdmin.

The original Unix/Linux Philosophy presented foundational and functional tenets - rules, guidelines, and procedural methods - that worked well. However, it was intended for the developers of those operating systems. Although System Administrators could apply many of the tenets to their daily work, many important tenets were missing.

Over the years that David Both has been working with Linux and Unix, he has formulated his own philosophy - one which applies more directly to the everyday life of the System Administrator. This book defines a philosophy, and then illuminates the practical aspects of that philosophy with real-world experiments you can perform. Inspired by David's real mentors, and dedicated to them, The Linux Philosophy for System Administrators is a mentor to SysAdmins everywhere; remember - If you fail you learn.

What You Will Learn Apply the Linux philosophy to working as a SysAdmin Unlock the power of the knowledge you already have Fully understand and access the vast power of the command line Review the power of Linux as a function of the philosophies that built it Who This Book Is For If you want to learn the secrets that make the best Linux SysAdmins powerful far beyond that of mere mortals; if you want to understand the concepts that unlock those secrets; if you want to be the SysAdmin that everyone else turns to when the bytes hit the fan - then this book is for you.

By:   David Both
Imprint:   APress
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   1st ed.
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 178mm, 
Weight:   1.009kg
ISBN:   9781484237298
ISBN 10:   1484237293
Pages:   511
Publication Date:   August 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Part 1. Introduction 1. Introduction to the Linux Philosophy 2. Getting Ready Part 2. Foundation 3. Data Streams 4. Transforming Data Streams 5. Everything is a File 6. Using the Linux FHS Part 3. Function 7. Embrace the CLI 8: Be a Lazy SysAdmin 9. Automate Everything 10. Always use Shell Scripts 11. Test Early, Test Often 12. Use Common Sense Naming 13. Store Data in Open Formats 14. Use Separate Filesystems for Data 15. Make Programs Portable 16. Use Open Source Software Part 4. Becoming Zen 17. Strive for Elegance 18. Find the Simplicity 19. Use your Favorite Editor 20. Document Everything 21. Back up Everything - Frequently 22. Follow your Curiosity 23. There is No Should 24. Mentor the Young SysAdmins 25. Support your Favorite Open Source Project 26. Reality Bytes

David Both is a Linux and Open Source advocate who resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has been in the IT industry for over forty years and taught OS/2 for IBM where he worked for over 20 years. While at IBM, he wrote the first training course for the original IBM PC in 1981. He has taught RHCE classes for Red Hat and has worked at MCI Worldcom, Cisco, and the State of North Carolina. He has been working with Linux and Open Source Software for 20 years. David has written articles for OS/2 Magazine, Linux Magazine, Linux Journal and His article Complete Kickstart, co-authored with a colleague at Cisco, was ranked 9th in the Linux Magazine Top Ten Best System Administration Articles list for 2008. He has spoken at POSSCON and All Things Open (ATO).

My Shopping Basket
Your cart does not contain any items.