Fedora Linux

I am a new RHEL / Centos Linux server admin. I would like yum to update all packages except the Linux Kernel. How can I prevent yum command from updating kernel on a CentOS/RHEL/Fedora Linux based systems?


I am running Red Hat Enterprise Linux on IBM based system. How do I display bandwidth usage on an interface by host in real time using command line option? How do I monitor bandwidth usage in a real time on RHEL or CentOS Linux based server? How can I install iftop utility on CentOS or RHEL server using the yum command?


How do I use bash auto complete features with various command on CentOS / RHEL / Fedora / Scientific Linux based systems?


I‘m getting the following error when I run mysql -u root -p

Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock’ (2)

How do I solve this problem under CentOS / RHEL / Red Hat Enterprise Linux server 5.x or 6.x?


How do I disable or enable SELinux policy modules under Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on Dell hardware?

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I‘ve created a file as follows:

ls -l -Z /etc/cron.d/vnstat
-rw-r–r–. root root system_u:object_r:system_cron_spool_t:s0 /etc/cron.d/vnstat

I’ve created a new file /etc/cron.d/vnstat.custom.interface:

ls -l -Z /etc/cron.d/vnstat.custom.interface
-rw-r–r–. root root unconfined_u:object_r:system_cron_spool_t:s0 /etc/cron.d/vnstat.custom.interface

The /etc/cron.d/vnstat is part of default vnstat package. I’ve installed my own version of the same. But, due to SELinux security cron job is not running. How do I change file SELinux security contex under RHEL / CentOS 6 Linux server to system_u:object_r:system_cron_spool_t:s0 from unconfined_u:object_r:system_cron_spool_t:s0 for /etc/cron.d/vnstat.custom.interface file?