Beginning Ubuntu LTS Server Administration: From Novice to by Sander van Vugt

By Sander van Vugt

Starting Ubuntu LTS Server management, moment version is the touchstone significant other e-book for a person imposing Ubuntu LTS Server. writer Sander van Vugt introduces the latest server variation of Ubuntu Linux, the preferred Linux distribution, to strength clients, approach directors, and programmers and demonstrates the ability and adaptability that the Hardy–Heron Ubuntu Server long-term aid variation bargains for small networks and company platforms alike.

This e-book covers:
* fitting and configuring Ubuntu to make sure safe installations
* digital Ubuntu
* complete community and internet providers administration

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Mv moves files. Listing Files with ls Before you can manage files on your server, you must first know what files are there; to do that you can use the ls command. If you just use ls to show the contents of a given directory, it displays a list of files. Of course, these files have properties as well, such as a user who is the owner of the file, some permissions, and the size of the file. To list all the files along with their properties, use ls -l. See Listing 2-3 for an example. Listing 2-3.

1. From the Partition disks interface, select Manual. 2. You now see a screen like the one in Figure 1-15. In this screen, select the hard disk that you want to configure first. Figure 1-15. Select the hard disk on which you want to create partitions and volumes. 17 18 CHAPTER 1 ■ INSTALLING UBUNTU SERVER 3. Because you have just selected an entire hard disk to configure, the installation program warns you, stating that continuing will remove all existing partitions on the hard drive. If you are sure you want to do this, select Yes and press the Enter key.

For this purpose, Ubuntu offers the sudo mechanism, which is explained in detail in Chapter 5. With sudo, normal users can perform tasks that require root privileges. And it’s very simple: for every command that needs root permissions, you type sudo first. For example, whereas user root could just type passwd linda to change the password of user linda, a normal user enters sudo passwd linda. ■Note Want to work as root? Use the command sudo su, and you’ll be root. Alternatively, you can change the password of user root as well, which allows you to log in as user root directly.

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