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Sysadmin stories from the trenches: Funny user mistakes

We love our users, but sometimes…

More stupid Bash tricks: Variables, find, file descriptors, and remote operations

These tips and tricks will make your Linux command line experience easier and more efficient.

Tips and tricks for curl and wget

The *nix commands curl and wget are useful for accessing URLs without resorting to a browser. Both commands allow you to transfer data from a network server, with curl being the more robust of the two. You could use either of them to automate downloads from various servers.

Linux configuration: Understanding *.d directories in /etc

Configuration files, which include other files, are not new. Placing those included files in sub-directories has also been an option since the beginning. Let's review use cases and see how to get the most out of this organization method. Learn how your system organizes configuration files and how this organization scheme can help you administer your system.

Stupid Bash tricks: History, reusing arguments, files and directories, functions, and more

In this two-part blog post, I share some of the Bash one-liners I use to speed up my work and leave more time to drink coffee. In this initial post, I'll cover history, last arguments, working with files and directories, reading file contents, and Bash functions. Here are five great tips and tricks for the Bash shell that you can use at your Linux terminal today.

Deploying a static website with Ansible

Managing a static web site deployment is a great way to enter the world of Ansible and automated, reproducible infrastructure. In this article, I'll walk you through deploying a simple web site on NGINX by using Ansible.

Sneak peek: Podmans new REST API

Podman is a tool for running containers on your Linux system. Take a little look at what's coming in Podman version 2.0.

Six deployment steps for Linux services and their related tools

A quick look into the process of deploying a new service in Linux, and what you need to know to do it right.

How to run Skopeo in a container

Using Skopeo to work with remote container registries, securely handle authentication, and access the host's container storage.

Introduction to Linux-based document management systems

A file server is a great asset but it doesn't cover all the bases for document organization, security, and revision tracking.

My unusual path to Linux system administration

No matter what life threw at Gabrielle Taylor, her determination and persistence to improve herself and her life carried her forward. And she's nowhere near done.

Setting up a home NAS system: Sysadmin After Dark

Backups are necessary evils, even at home. Consider setting up network-attached storage to make them more manageable. You are considering a home NAS (network-attached storage device) because you have many documents at home that you need to keep backup copies of, right?

Getting started with socat, a multipurpose relay tool for Linux

If you need an advanced sysadmin tool for your toolbox, this is the one. Socat allows for bidirectional data transfers from one location to another.

Dealing with user namespaces and SELinux on rootless containers

In this scenario, the user wants to run a MariaDB database container out of their home directory, and they want to mount a volume from their home directory into the container. Let's discover how to manage security when mounting volumes in rootless containers.Learn how to securely run a MariaDB database container from the home directory.

Linux hardware: Converting to solid-state disks (SSDs) on the desktop

If you have a need for speed, you need to consider the switch to SSDs.

Sysadmin careers: Curiosity is an asset

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it helps the sysadmin grow and thrive.

An introduction to the Linux /etc/fstab file

For all of the improvements made, there are still "old school" pieces of the puzzle that we simply can't live without. Filesystems, and by necessity, filesystem tables, are one of these constants. These can be a bit tricky for a lot of users, so we will look at /etc/fstab (fstab) a little closer. Explore the Linux file system table and some configuration basics.

Should you use the --user flag in rootless containers?

Take a deep dive and discover the power of the --user option for rootless Podman containers in Linux.

Working with the real-time kernel for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

It's worth the effort to run a real-time kernel and evaluate its potential and performance benefits for applications.

Linux sysadmins want to know: Where did my disk space go?

A discussion of storage space measurement units and reserved space.

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