Chapter 4 Basic principles in Linux!

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Published on: May 3, 2009 by Faheem P.

Chapter 4 Basic principles in Linux!


For Linux management , we need to understand that the Linux is built with some unique principles and features, which are entirely different from most the operating systems available in the software industry today. We are here trying to explain some the basic principles in Linux which will be helpful in Linux management.

Basic Principles in Linux!

1. Everything is a file :

In Linux everything is considered as a file. Unlike windows, all devices like cd-rom, Ram, keyboard ,Monotor etc are considered as specific files. And these devices work accourding to its file configuration.

2. Configuration data of the system is stored in text usually named with extension, .conf :

All the configuration files of the system are saved as text file having an extension .conf. We need to edit these files using text editors like VI, VIM, PICO, NANO etc to change the system configuration. And system updation is done by modifying these conf files. Most of the system conf files will be located under the location /etc.

3. Connection pipes for standard I/O to chain programs :

The pipe operation connects the standard O/P of one program to the standard I/P of an another. And such a chain of programs connected is called a pipeline.

Category : General, Linux, Training

Faheem P.

Faheem P.

Faheem enjoys learning new technologies and loves to implement cutting edge solutions. He is one of the most active member in various technical forums and is a familiar face in various brain storming sessions. He takes great pride in being an explorer and the best thing you can be sure about in his room is the backpack!!

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