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Edited by ZacharyHamed on 4.23.2008
This document explains some of Linux's basic concepts and describes how to carry out common administrative tasks on Fedora systems.
Anyone responsible for the administration and maintenance of one or more Fedora systems
Using This Document
Each chapter of this document explains a particular aspect of the system and describes how to perform several administrative tasks. The final section of each chapter suggests related tools and features that the user may find valuable. Each section can be read individually without having to refer other sections.
Read the first three chapters prior to modifying a typically installed Fedora system. A typical installation process with the default configuration results in a fully functional and secure system. Use such a system with limited network access, in order to safely experiment with configurations. Improper configuration could lead to relaxed security or break system functionality.
This document describes how to administer system using both the graphical tools and related command-line utilities. While the graphical tools enable a new user to perform routine tasks in a consistent and efficient manner, the command-line utilities provide advanced features.
The user can join several commands together when administrative tasks are performed using command-line utilities, allowing for rapid execution of complex administrative tasks and repetitive commands. The sequence of commands can further be scripted for later reuse, thus automating a routine process. Refer to Scheduling Tasks for more information. The technique of writing scripts is beyond the scope of this document. Refer to Additional Resources for links to relevant documentation.
A user could interact with the system either locally or remotely. To understand some concepts about terminals and shell refer here
Other Fedora Documentation
Using the Command-Line Shell
NOTE: Add SSH HOWTO link when this is live.