10 commands Linux admins need to know


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  • Published September 7, 2020
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If you’re a Linux admin (or are just now hopping onto the Linux platform bandwagon), you have probably figured out that you’re going to need to interact with a terminal window. Even though the Linux desktop environments are all as user-friendly and robust as any on the market, when you’re dealing with a server, chances are really good you won’t have a desktop environment to work with. You’ll also spend a good amount of time remoting into a Linux server, where the Command Line Interface (CLI) is the only option.

Many times those servers will be used for one or more networking services—web, Samba, email, FTP, CI/CD, containers, virtual machines, you name it, and Linux can host it. That means you’re going to need to know how to work with (and troubleshoot) various aspects of networking on the Linux platform...from the command line.

Fortunately, TechRepublic Premium has a list of 10 must-know commands to bring you up to speed. Once you can use each of these tools without having to look them up, you’re well on your way to mastering Linux networking.

Take a look at the Linux networking commands often considered must-know in this TechRepublic Premium feature.

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