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Learn Linux, 101: Configure hardware settings
Learn how to set up your computer hardware for Linux and how to find information about your hardware via Linux commands and tools. You can use the material in this tutorial to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or to learn for fun.
Also available in: Japanese  
Articles 09 Feb 2017
Learn Linux, 101: Create, monitor, and kill processes
Learn about process management on Linux: how to shuffle processes between foreground and background, find out what's running, kill processes, keep processes running after you've left for the day, and multitask in a terminal window. You can use the material in this tutorial to study for the Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1: Linux Server Professional Certification exam 101, or just to learn for fun.
Also available in: Chinese  
Articles 12 Jul 2016
Learn Linux, 101: A roadmap for LPIC-1
Use this roadmap to find IBM developerWorks tutorials that help you learn and review basic Linux tasks. And if you're also pursuing professional certification as a Linux system administrator, these tutorials can help you study for the Linux Professional Institute's LPIC-1: Linux Server Professional Certification exam 101 and exam 102. This roadmap is organized according to the 43 objectives in the 101 and 102 exams, which you are required to pass for LPIC-1 certification.
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Articles 01 Apr 2016
Learn Linux, 101: Automate system administration tasks by scheduling jobs
Learn how to run the same job every day, week, or month. And learn how to schedule a single job when system usage is low, or when you would ratherspend your time in other ways. You can use the material in this tutorial to study for the LPI 102 exam for Linux system administrator certification or to learn for fun.
Tutorial 29 Mar 2016
Learn Linux, 101: Text streams and filters
There's a lot more to text manipulation than cut and paste, particularly when you aren't using a GUI. In this tutorial, Ian Shields introduces you to text manipulation on Linux using filters from the GNU textutils package. By the end of this tutorial, you will be manipulating text like an expert. Use the material in this tutorial to study for the Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1: Linux Server Professional Certification exam 101, or just to learn for fun.
Tutorial 21 Mar 2016
Learn Linux, 101: Manage user and group accounts and related system files
Learn how to manage user and group accounts and the related system files. You can use the material in this tutorial to study for the LPI 102 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or to learn for fun.
Also available in: Chinese  
Tutorial 21 Mar 2016
Learn Linux, 101: File and directory management
You've probably heard that everything in Linux is a file, so start on the right path with a solid grounding in file and directory management: finding, listing, moving, copying, and archiving. Use the material in this tutorial to study for the Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1: Linux Server Professional Certification exam 101, or just to learn for fun.
Tutorial 21 Mar 2016
Learn Linux, 101: Use basic SQL commands
Learn how to query databases and manipulate data by using basic SQL commands. You can use the material in this tutorial to study for the LPI 102 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or to learn for fun.
Also available in: Chinese  
Tutorial 24 Feb 2016
Learn Linux, 101: Find and place system files
Learn the correct location for files under the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS) on a Linux system and see how to find important files and commands. You can use the material in this tutorial to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or just to explore file organization and management.
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Articles 28 Jan 2016
Learn Linux, 101: Manage file permissions and ownership
Learn to manage file ownership and permissions on your Linux filesystems. Learn about access modes such as suid, sgid, and the sticky bit and how to use them to enhance security. You can use the material in this tutorial to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or just to learn about file ownership, permissions, and security.
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Articles 27 Jan 2016
Learn Linux, 101: Create partitions and filesystems
Learn how to create partitions on a disk drive and how to format them for use on a Linux system as swap or data space. Use the material in this tutorial to study for the Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1: Linux Server Professional Certification exam 101, or just to learn about partitions and Linux filesystems for your own use.
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Articles 27 Jan 2016
Learn Linux, 101: Create and change hard and symbolic links
Learn how to create and manage hard and symbolic links to files on your Linux system. You can use the material in this tutorial to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or just to explore the differences between hard and soft, or symbolic, links and the best ways to link to files, as opposed to copying files.
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Articles 27 Jan 2016
Learn Linux, 101: Manage disk quotas
Learn to set and check disk quotas on your Linux filesystems to prevent individual users from using more space than allowed and to prevent whole filesystems from filling up unexpectedly. You can use the material in this tutorial to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or just to learn about quotas.
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Articles 27 Jan 2016
Learn Linux, 101: Control mounting and unmounting of filesystems
Learn to mount your Linux filesystems; configure and use removable USB, IEE 1394, or other devices; and properly access floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs. You can use the material in this tutorial to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or just to learn about accessing Linux filesystems.
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Articles 27 Jan 2016
Learn Linux, 101: Maintain the integrity of filesystems
Learn how to check the integrity of your Linux filesystems, monitor free space, and fix simple problems. Use the material in this tutorial to study for the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification -- or just to check your filesystems and keep them in good working order, especially after a system crash or power loss.
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Articles 27 Jan 2016
Learn Linux, 101: Customize or write simple scripts
Learn how to customize existing scripts or write simple new bash scripts using standard shell syntax, looping and control structures, and tests for success or failure. You can use the material in this tutorial to study for the LPI 102 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or to learn for fun.
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Tutorial 18 Jan 2016
Learn Linux, 101: Search text files using regular expressions
Learn how to use regular expressions, and then use them to find things in files on your filesystem. You can use the material in this tutorial to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or just to learn for fun.
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Articles 31 Dec 2015
Learn Linux, 101: The Linux command line
GUIs are fine, but to unlock the real power of Linux, there's no substitute for the command line. In this tutorial, Ian Shields introduces you to some of the major features of the bash shell, with an emphasis on the features that are important for LPI certification. By the end of this tutorial, you will be comfortable using basic Linux commands like echo and exit, setting environment variables, and gathering system information. Use the material in this tutorial to study for the Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1: Linux Server Professional Certification exam 101, or just to learn for fun.
Articles 23 Dec 2015
Learn Linux, 101: RPM and YUM package management
Learn how to install, upgrade and manage packages on your Linux system. This tutorial focuses on the Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) developed by Red Hat, as well as the Yellowdog Updater Modified (YUM) originally developed to manage Red Hat Linux systems at Duke University's Physics department. You can use the material in this tutorial to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or just to explore the best ways to add new software and keep your system current.
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Articles 21 Dec 2015
Learn Linux, 101: Runlevels, boot targets, shutdown, and reboot
Learn to shut down or reboot your Linux system, warn users that the system is going down, and switch to a more or less restrictive runlevel. You can use the material in this article to study for the LPIC-1: Linux Server Professional Certification, or just to learn about shutting down, rebooting, and changing runlevels. The material corresponds to the LPI April 2015 Version 4.0 objectives.
Also available in: Japanese  
Articles 21 Dec 2015
Learn Linux, 101: Customize and use the shell environment
Learn how to customize your Linux shell environment and write simple bash functions. You can use the material in this tutorial to study for the LPI 102 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or to learn for fun.
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Articles 12 Dec 2015
Learn Linux, 101: Boot the system
Learn to guide your Linux system through the boot process. You can use the material in this tutorial to study for the LPIC-1 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification or just to learn about the boot process. The material corresponds to the LPI April 2015 Version 4.0 objectives.
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Articles 25 Aug 2015
Learn Linux, 101: Debian package management
Learn how to install, upgrade, and manage packages on your Linux system. This tutorial focuses on the Advanced Packaging Tool, or APT, which is the package management system used by Debian and distributions derived from Debian, such as Ubuntu. You can use the material in this tutorial to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or just to explore the best ways to add new software and keep your system current.
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Articles 24 Aug 2015
Learn Linux, 101: Manage shared libraries
Learn how to determine which shared libraries your Linux executable programs depend on and how to load them. You can use the material in this tutorial to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or just to learn for fun.
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Articles 18 Aug 2015
Learn Linux, 101: Install a boot manager
Learn how to choose and configure a boot manager for your Linux system. You can use the material in this tutorial to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or to learn for fun.
Also available in: Japanese  
Articles 14 Aug 2015
Learn Linux, 101: Hard disk layout
Learn how to design a partition layout for disks on a Linux system. Use the material in this tutorial to study for the Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1: Linux Server Professional Certification exam 101, or to learn for fun.
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Articles 13 Aug 2015
Learn Linux, 101: Streams, pipes, and redirects
If you think streams and pipes make a Linux expert sound like a plumber, here's your chance to learn about them and how to redirect and split them. You even learn how to turn a stream into command arguments. You can use the material in this tutorial to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or just to learn for fun.
Also available in: Chinese  
Articles 18 May 2015
Scale Sterling B2B Integrator using Softlayer Auto Scale
In this article, we discuss IBM Sterling B2B Integrator application cluster deployment and some best practices for achieving scalability through clustering. We also discuss the prerequisites for setting up Auto Scale for Sterling B2B Integrator hosted on Softlayer, which includes creating image templates; setting up the post-installation scripts; and configuring Auto Scale groups, policies, and triggers. While the actual configurations for achieving auto scaling differ on a case-by-case basis, this article's recommendations are designed for handling large volumes of data processing and for peak load scenarios.
Articles 10 Feb 2015
Learn Linux, 101: Process execution priorities
Learn how to set and change process priorities so that applications get as much processing time as they need. You can use this material in this tutorial to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or just to learn for fun.
Articles 31 Jan 2015
Using the developerWorks XML validation tools
If you can't find a validating XML editor you like, or prefer not to take the time now to learn how to use one, you can edit the XML for your developerWorks content using your preferred text editor. Ian Shields has created some great tools to help you validate, transform, and preview your content. This article shows you how easy it is to use those tools on Microsoft Windows or Linux.
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Articles 23 Aug 2013
Authoring with the developerWorks Word and OpenDocument templates
Welcome, authors! This article shows you how to prepare English-language technical content for publication on the worldwide developerWorks site using Open Document Text editors such as IBM Lotus Symphony, Apache OpenOffice, LibreOffice, or another editor that support the OpenDocument format (ODT), or using Microsoft Word. The steps are simple. You download our template package for either OpenDocument or word, fill in the fields in the template, and then compose your content according to the guidelines in the template. Tips for composing your content and submitting it to the developerWorks staff are also included in this article.
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Articles 23 Aug 2013
Learn Linux, 101: Search text files using regular expressions
Learn how to use regular expressions, and then use them to find things in files on your filesystem. You can use the material in this article to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or just to learn for fun.
Also available in: Russian   Japanese   Spanish  
Articles 18 Feb 2013
Learn Linux, 101: Create partitions and filesystems
Learn how to create partitions on a disk drive and how to format them for use on a Linux system as swap or data space. You can use the material in this article to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or just to learn about partitions and Linux filesystems for your own use.
Also available in: Russian   Portuguese  
Articles 04 Dec 2012
Learn Linux, 101: RPM and YUM package management
Learn how to install, upgrade and manage packages on your Linux system. This article focuses on the Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) developed by Red Hat, as well as the Yellowdog Updater Modified (YUM) originally developed to manage Red Hat Linux systems at Duke University's Physics department. You can use the material in this article to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or just to explore the best ways to add new software and keep your system current. [Typographical errors noted by alert readers (see Comments at the end of this article) have been corrected, thanks! --Ed.]
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Articles 19 Mar 2012
Basic tasks for new Linux users
If you're a Windows user, you may find your new Linux system to be a bit different from what you're used to. One of your first tasks will probably be installing additional software, including some of IBM's extensive software for Linux. In many cases, installing software on a Linux system requires you to log in, become the super user (or root) for some tasks, open a terminal or shell window, and mount a CD-ROM, DVD, or USB drive. This article guides you through these basic first-time user tasks and more.
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Tutorial 19 Nov 2011
Learn Linux, 101: Boot the system
Learn to guide your Linux system through the boot process. You can use the material in this article to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or just to learn about the boot process.
Also available in: Chinese   Russian   Portuguese  
Articles 20 Sep 2011
Basic tasks for new Linux users
If you're a Windows user, you may find your new Linux system to be a bit different from what you're used to. One of your first tasks will probably be installing additional software, including some of IBM's extensive software for Linux. In many cases, installing software on a Linux system requires you to log in, become the super user (or root) for some tasks, open a terminal or shell window, and mount a CD-ROM, DVD, or USB drive. This article guides you through these basic first-time user tasks and more.
Tutorial 07 Apr 2011
Learn Linux, 101: Manage disk quotas
Learn to set and check disk quotas on your Linux filesystems to prevent individual users from using more space than allowed and to prevent whole filesystems from filling up unexpectedly. You can use the material in this article to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or just to learn about quotas.
Also available in: Russian  
Articles 30 Nov 2010
Monitor Linux file system events with inotify
Use inotify when you need efficient, fine-grained, asynchronous monitoring of Linux file system events. Use it for user-space monitoring for security, performance, or other purposes. (On 10 September 2010, the downloadable sample code for this article was refreshed to correct a typo. - Ed.)
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Articles 10 Sep 2010
Learn Linux, 101: Find and place system files
Learn the correct location for files under the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS) on a Linux system and learn how to find important files and commands. You can use the material in this article to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or just to explore file organization and management.
Also available in: Russian   Portuguese  
Articles 09 Jun 2010
Learn Linux, 101: Create and change hard and symbolic links
Learn how to create and manage hard and symbolic links to files on your Linux system. You can use the material in this article to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or just to explore the differences between hard and soft, or symbolic, links and the best ways to link to files, as opposed to copying files.
Also available in: Russian   Portuguese   Spanish  
Articles 01 Jun 2010
Learn Linux, 101: File editing with vi
Learn how to use the vi editor, found on almost every UNIX and Linux system. You can use the material in this article to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or just to learn for fun.
Articles 10 Feb 2010
Learn Linux, 101: File editing with vi
Learn how to use the vi editor, found on almost every UNIX and Linux system. You can use the material in this article to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or just to learn for fun.
Also available in: Russian   Japanese   Spanish  
Articles 10 Feb 2010
Learn Linux, 101: Create, monitor, and kill processes
Learn about process management on Linux: how to shuffle processes between foreground and background, find out what's running, kill processes, and keep processes running after you've left for the day. You can use the material in this article to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or just to learn for fun.
Also available in: Russian   Japanese   Spanish  
Articles 02 Feb 2010
Learn Linux, 101: Process execution priorities
Learn how to set and change process priorities so that applications get as much processing time as they need. You can use this material in this article to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or just to learn for fun.
Also available in: Russian   Japanese   Spanish  
Articles 02 Feb 2010
Linux tip: Creating a pixel ruler from the command line
Learn how to use the Linux command line and some basic Bash scripting techniques to draw lines and text on images using ImageMagick. And create a pixel ruler along the way.
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Articles 23 Jul 2009
Linux tip: Controlling the duration of scheduled jobs
Say you need to debug a pesky problem by running some traces for 30 minutes at midnight, or you would just like to use your Linux system as an alarm clock. This tip helps you stop jobs, such as those started with the cron and at capabilities, after the jobs have run for a certain time, or when some other criteria are met.
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Tips 31 Jul 2007
Linux tip: Job scheduling with cron and at
You need to run a job at midnight when system usage is low, or you need to run jobs daily or weekly, but you would rather be sleeping, or enjoying life in some other way. Other good reasons for scheduling jobs include letting routine tasks happen automatically, or ensuring tasks are handled the same way every time. This tip helps you use the cron and at capabilities to schedule jobs periodically or at a single future time.
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Tips 18 Jul 2007
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