Novice Linux / Unix System Administrator Tutorials

These tutorials assumes that you have basic understanding of Unix like operating systems and you are familiar with – Unix/Linux and its commands at the user level, know how to edit files, familiar with the Bourne shell/Bash/Ksh shell, know how to perform standard file processing tasks (such as find/move/copy/delete/) and so on. ( rss feed )

I‘m a new Ubuntu 12.04/14.04 server user. How do I install and use memcached on an Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS server? How can I my apps written in PHP or Python can use memcached on an Ubuntu LTS server?


I recently switched from MS-Windows server to a FreeBSD Unix server. How can I see list of mounted file systems on a FreeBSD based Unix server using command line options?


I‘m a new Ubuntu Linux user. In Linux, Apple OS X or Unix-like systems, how do I reissue or repeat a long command without retying it?


I have a Linux DD-WRT router DHCP server running on my network. How can I force my FreeBSD based dhcp client to get a new lease from this Linux based router? What is the command in FreeBSD equivalent to Windows’ “ipconfig /renew” command?


The GHOST (CVE-2015-0235) is serious network function vulnerability in Glibc. How do I check and test if a my Linux based server is secure using command line options?


A very serious security problem has been found in the GNU C Library (Glibc) called GHOST. How can I fix GHOST vulnerability and protect my Linux server against the attack? How do I verify that my server has been fixed against the Glibc GHOST vulnerability?


I set my time zone to ‘America/New_York’ on a CentOS Linux 7 server. I want to see date and time in my timezone in log files. How can I change the current timezone from ‘America/New_York’ to ‘America/Chicago’ using command line?