How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know

By | October 5, 2017
How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know Author Brian Ward
ISBN-10 1593275676
ISBN-13 9781593275679
Year 2014-11-21
Pages 392
Language English
Publisher No Starch Press
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Unlike some operating systems Linux doesn t try to hide the important bits from youit 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 completely revised second edition of the perennial best seller How Linux Works author Brian Ward makes the concepts behind Linux internals accessible to anyone curious about the inner workings of the operating system Inside you ll find the kind of knowledge that normally comes from years of experience doing things the hard way You ll learn How Linux boots from boot loaders to init implementations systemd Upstart and System V How the kernel manages devices device drivers and processesHow networking interfaces firewalls and servers workHow development tools work and relate to shared librariesHow to write effective shell scriptsYou ll also explore the kernel and examine key system tasks inside user space including system calls input and output and filesystems With its combination of background theory real world examples and patient explanations How Linux Works will teach you what you need to know to solve pesky problems and take control of your operating system

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