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How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know (2nd by Brian Ward

By Brian Ward

In contrast to a few working structures, Linux doesn't try and disguise the $64000 bits from you-it grants complete keep an eye on of your desktop. yet to actually grasp Linux, you must comprehend its internals, like how the approach boots, how networking works, and what the kernel truly does.

In this thoroughly revised moment variation of the perennial most sensible vendor How Linux Works, writer Brian Ward makes the options in the back of Linux internals available to someone interested in the internal workings of the working method. within, you'll locate the type of wisdom that commonly comes from years of expertise doing issues the difficult manner. You'll learn:

  • How Linux boots, from boot loaders to init implementations (systemd, Upstart, and process V)
  • How the kernel manages units, machine drivers, and processes
  • How networking, interfaces, firewalls, and servers work
  • How improvement instruments paintings and relate to shared libraries
  • How to write down powerful shell scripts

You'll additionally discover the kernel and think about key method projects within person house, together with process calls, enter and output, and filesystems. With its mix of history, concept, real-world examples, and sufferer reasons, How Linux Works will educate you what you must recognize to unravel pesky difficulties and take keep watch over of your working method.

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