Terminal based application , which are minimalist apps running through your terminal … some people don’t like the fancy rich GUI and prefer simple text-based UI to use …they are old school geeks . Most of the apps in this post are very old and you may recognize them as revolutionary projects such as Vi . This list if for people who are new into Linux world and they wanna try something new ” old school stuff ” … Continue reading
Linux System administrators always check back for references , guides and Cheat sheets , as they are very powerful helpers and quick shortcut references especially when then the work in progress , but also the system administration students needs to get to know those resources as important source for their education , so in this post i collected many resources for system administrators , and linux system administration students as quick post reference .
1-SAG : System Admin Guide :
Its a guide for system admins and a part of LDP ( Linux Documentation Project – link -) by Lars Wirzenius , Joanna Oja , Stephen Stafford and Alex Weeks , you can browse , read itonline or download a PDF version . Its very well classified and short in the point guide for biggners . I also recommend you to visit Linux Documentation Project Guides ( link ) . and check out for more .
2-Linux System Administration : – PDF -
is a course module by Gbdirect.co.uk , which is very simple , with easy sections and in the point tips and guide . it also with excersises at the ending of every chapter . its very useful for startup .
3-LINUX Admin Quick Reference – PDF -:
Is a very handy reference in 5 pages PDF file , contains that kind of information you print and put it in your wall . as its title suggest : Quick reference its very useful to keep a reference especially at the startup and first stage in your self learning progress . beginners will need it in their study process . ( Chea tsheet )
4-Debian Reference – link -:
an outstanding reference if you are going through Debian and Debian based distros , its free for use and download , available in many formats ( HTML , PDF ,TXT and PS ) .its Multi-lingual as well translated to many languages other than English : French , Italian , German , Spanish , Portuguese , Polish , Chinese ( Traditional ) , Chinese ( Simplified ) , Japanese , Russian and Finnish .
Debian reference comes in 2 modules : full length document and short document .
5-linux system Linux Cheat Sheet – link -:
Its by EZ Linux admin , its kinda short post but its very useful . you may check their other cheat sheets .
6-Top 10 Best Cheat Sheets and Tutorials for Linux / UNIX Commands – link – :
It is an outstanding blog post to enlist and compare between Linux/Unix Commands Cheat Sheets .
7-Linux-Unix cheat sheets – The ultimate collection – link –
Its an outstanding collection to cheat sheets regarding distros , operations as package management , commands , networking ……
8-System Administrator Interview Cheat Sheet – link – :
This is kinda a guide or a map for collection of tutorials , articles , tips , tricks and how to . its by Mj12net.org , there is also part II , you can find in here . Its good job regarding the effort and organization . ( i hope there is PDF version , cause its hard to keep on black background site ) .
9-Linux System Administration Tutorial :
Those tutorials by Developerworks to prepare you for the Linux Professional Institute’s 102 exam. , you will learn how to compile programs from sources, how to manage shared libraries, and how to use the Red Hat and Debian package management systems. You can also build your skills in fundamental Linux tasks through advanced admin .
1-Linux fundamentals, 2-Basic administration ,3-Intermediate administration , 4-Advanced administration .
11-Introduction to Basic Unix System Administration – link – :
I believe linux admins should keep in mind that UNIX is UNIX . so This introduction is needed , and its very helpful .
Linux Network Administration :
Well there is always space for more , but this is what i mean for people who want to start-up on their own , if you found more guides , cheat sheets , or tutorials for system administration drop it in here as a comment .
Many Ubuntu new users complain about uncompleted removed software , as many of them are looking for softwares which can make this job easily as they are not fans of the old classic command-line way .
Cleaning up Ubuntu , is necessary to remove the orphan packages which are result of incomplete removal of the package , configurations , Cache .
There are some very helpful applications which can help you keeping your Ubuntu installation clean .
1 – UbuntuTweak http://ubuntu-tweak.com/ :
My favorite application for tweaking Ubuntu it also provide cleaning tool for removing orphan packages , clearing cache , configurations , and most importantly cleaning Kernel .
2 – GtkOrphan http://www.marzocca.net/linux/gtkorphan.html :
Small but effective graphical tool to use remove orphaned libraries . It also provide control for Non-orphaned packages .
3 – Computer Janitor :
Small lightweight app to find and remove unused software packages , as it provide selection of recommended list of packages and configuration tips .
4 – KleanSweep :
Very useful and helpful application provides many features to clean up Ubuntu installation and the hard disk from empty files , empty files , backup files , broken symbolic links , broken executables , dead menu entries , duplicate files , orphan packages , and obsolete thumbnails .
5 – Sweeper :
Cleans the system from unwanted files as web browsing cache , saved clipboard contents , recent documents , Thumbnails cache .
6 – FSlint (FileSystem Lint) http://www.pixelbeat.org/fslint/ :
it is a tool for removing duplicates from Ubuntu , it looks for duplicate files , installed packages , bad name clashes , temporary files , broken symbolic links , empty directories .
7 - BleachBit http://bleachbit.sourceforge.net/ :
Is a small very useful system tool to clean up the system from unnecessary files . The most important feature is cleaning the system from software temporary and cache files such as adobe reader , Firefox , Java , OpenOffice , Opera , and many other application .
8- Debian Package Search http://packagesearch.sourceforge.net/ :
It searches the installed debian packages and provides information about the packages as well as it look-up for the orphan packages .