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Using Linux Commands For System Administration


Linux commands are used to do Linux system administration on (a.k.a. administer, manage) Linux server systems, such as Linux web servers, print servers, ftp servers, email servers, dns servers and dhcp servers (to name a few).

Linux commands are also used to do Linux system administration on Linux desktop systems (a.k.a. Linux workstations), such as the Linux systems that are being used for daily office productivity tasks.

Using Linux Commands To Do Linux System Administration Tasks and To Manage a Linux System

Linux commands are used to do Linux system administration on Linux server systems, such as Linux web servers, print servers, ftp servers, email servers, dns servers and dhcp servers (to name a few).

Linux commands are also used to do

Linux system administration on Linux desktop systems (a.k.a. Linux workstations), such as the Linux systems that are being used for daily office productivity tasks.

These Linux desktop systems are being used to run popular Linux software programs, like the free Open Office Suite of programs (Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Base) and thousands of other free Linux software programs. These Linux workstation and desktop systems are used in offices, including home offices, and by home users!

Linux commands are used on millions of Linux server and desktop systems to quickly and easily do Linux system administration tasks, to administer and manage a Linux system.

Tasks Commonly Performed Using Linux Commands:

Linux commands allow you to do all of the system administration tasks required, such as:

create directories (a.k.a. folders) to organize software program files and data files

manage user data files by copying, moving, and deleting them

install Linux software programs on Linux desktop systems and server systems

create users and assign users various permissions to directories on a Linux system

do troubleshooting on a Linux system to resolve technical support problems

run diagnostics tests to ensure that a Linux system is working properly

manage the day-to-day operation of various types of Linux server systems

and many other Linux system administration and Linux system management tasks

Linux Command Names – Examples of Some Commonly Use Linux Commands

Linux command names are often an abbreviation of what the command does.

For example, the ls command is used to list the contents of a directory (a.k.a. folder). Notice the letters ls in the word list.

Here are some more examples of Linux commands.

In these Linux Command Examples, the command name is at the left and the description is a the right:

mkdir – used to make a directory

cp – used to copy files and directories

adduser – add a user to a Linux system

passwd – assign or change the password of a user


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