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Debian 8 file-system: File permissions and ownership

Introduction File permissions and file ownership is a very important subject to keep in the back of your mind when administrating computers running Linux. File permissions and file ownership plays an important part in the overall system security especially when it comes to system files. This article should get you started on some basics around file permissions and file ownership…. Read more »

Debian 8 file-system: Relative and absolute paths

Introduction Using this article I’d like to explain some basics around relative and absolute paths. Understanding paths is crucial when navigating the file-system or performing other file-system operations like copying or moving files. I’ll explain the difference between absolute and relative paths and provide some practical examples that you can use to practice with on your Debian 8 installation. Understanding… Read more »

Debian 8 file-system: The root directory structure

Introduction This article is dedicated to explain the typical root directory structure on Linux based systems. This is valuable information for those who want to obtain a deeper understanding of the Linux file-system, and could be used as a cheat-sheet for those who are already familiar with it but need to quickly check the purpose of some system directory. Reading… Read more »

Debian 8: Essential Bash commands

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Introduction This will be a short article on a few essential Bash commands you should know to effectively use Debian 8 after a clean install without a graphical desktop environment. You’re going to learn basic file-system navigation, installing and removing programs and some basic process management. We will also look at a few options to each essential bash command. So… Read more »