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The Essential Cheat Sheet for Linux Admins

By Alvin Khoo 22 May 2015

One of the first basic steps in Unix administration is to master the Unix commands within the Unix shell. I’ve created a cheat sheet which summarize the essential commands you’ll need to get started. Most commands can accept a variety of parameters (switches); I have listed one or two most common parameters here. To look up the parameters and manual pages, use “man [command]” or “info [command]”.

Whether you’re a new or experienced Linux admin, you have a lot to keep track of on a daily basis. I hope that my cheat sheet will help you out!

TIP: For best viewing, hover over the sheet below click the ‘Pop-out’.

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