How Linux Works, 2nd Edition
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How Linux Works, 2nd Edition

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Unlike some operating systems, Linux doesn't try to hide the important bits from you--it 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 processes -How networking, interfaces, firewalls, and servers work -How development tools work and relate to shared libraries -How to write effective shell scripts You'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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 748.42g
  • No Starch Press,US
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • w. ill.
  • 1593275676
  • 9781593275679
  • 77,541

About Brian Ward

Brian Ward has been working with Linux since 1993. He is the author of The Linux Kernel-HOWTO, The Book of VMware (No Starch Press), and The Linux Problem Solver (No Starch Press).show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1: The Big Picture Chapter 2: Basic Commands and Directory Hierarchy Chapter 3: Devices Chapter 4: Disks and Filesystems Chapter 5: Linux Booting: Boot Loaders and Kernel Chapter 6: How User Space Starts Chapter 7: System Configuration: Logging, System Time, Batch Jobs, and Users Chapter 8: A Closer Look at Processes and Resource Utilization Chapter 9: Understanding Your Network and Its Configuration Chapter 10: Network Applications and Services Chapter 11: Introduction to Shell Scripts Chapter 12: Moving Files Across the Network Chapter 13: User Environments Chapter 14: A Brief Survey of the Linux Desktop Chapter 15: Development Tools Chapter 16: Compiling Software from Source Code Chapter 17: Building on the Basicsshow more

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