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  • Creating RPM packages in Linux

    RPM software management on Linux systems truly has an advantage when you create your own RPM packages. Learn how to use the enhanced vim option to automatically generate a template file after creating a new RPM file with the .spec extension. 

  • Using Zabbix for open source network management

    Proactive monitoring and other advanced features have contributed to the growing popularity of Zabbix as an open source network-management tool. 

  • Exploring the features of the XFS file system on Linux

    The XFS file system has been designed to deal with high file volumes and large files more efficiently. Find out how the file system manages these files, and when it might be appropriate to use this file system on your Linux servers instead of Ext3 or... 

  • Puppet 2.6.x: Using new features

    The popular open source enterprise systems management tool, Puppet, has been updated in 2.6.0 and 2.6.5. Learn about the new features and see how they work with sample code. 

  • Linux command line tricks: less, screen, pgrep HTTP servers and more

    Mastering the Linux command line can make a system administrator's job much easier. Learn these command line tricks including aliasing more to always be less, using pgrep, screen, tmux, and aspell as well as quickly creating an HTTP server for file s... 

  • Ganeti clustered virtualization on Linux

    Ganeti is a tool for managing virtual instances across a cluster. Learn how to install this open source cluster-management tool on your Linux system using Xen as the hypervisor, and get it to work on a two-node cluster. 

  • Bash commands for navigation, sharing, and find

    Learn how to use Bash on a Linux server to change command line navigation, switch around in directories, file first redirection, three find commands, and how to show people the command line without giving them access through rerouting. 

  • Mounting file system resources with AutoFS

    AutoFS allows resources to be mounted on an as-needed basis, simplifying the management of NFS shares. This tip walks you through the process of setting up AutoFS. 

  • Zenity tutorial: How to automate Linux admin scripting

    In this Zenity tutorial for Linux admins, learn how to set up Zenity and use its dialogs to automate scripting. 

  • Sharing Windows files with the Linux CIFS client

    It can be surprisingly easy to share files between Linux and Windows with the Linux CIFS client. In this tip, learn how to install the Samba client and set up CIFS on Linux.