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 have four Apache backend servers in front of nginx reverse proxy server. How do I make sure nginx reverse proxy load balancer always send specific client IP address (say IP 1.2.3.4) request to http://apachereadwrite/ backend and rest to http://apachereadonly/ backend?

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I am a new CentOS Linux user. How do I install GNU mc (Midnight Commander) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS Linux server version 5.x/6.x using bash command line?

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Is there is a tool that can provide me a maximum of information (such as cpu, disk I/O, network, nfsd, memory and more) about my Linux/Unix server in a minimum of space in a terminal?

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I am a new CentOS / RHEL / Red Hat / Fedora Linux server user. I need to provide tidy library support using php. How do I install php-tidy on RHEL or CentOS Linux for Apache server?

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I would like to see detailed information on the history of yum transactions such as updates, deleted packages, and other information. How do I see history of yum commands on CentOS / RHEL 6.x based server? How do I undo or redo or rollback packages using yum command?

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I am a new Python user. I would like to delay execution for five seconds in a Python script. How do I add a time delay in Python on Unix/Linux? Is there a sleep command in python like the Unix/Linux sleep utility to suspend execution of a bash script?

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Apache has status page that can provide data about Apache. How do I enable and display such page using nginx server? How do I enable nginx status page on Linux or Unix-like operating systems?

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