Administering the Linux File System


In Chapter 2, you’ve read about some of the basic tasks that you may want to accomplish when working with a Linux system. In this chapter, you’ll read about some of the more advanced tasks. Typically, these are tasks that you would use to administer and tune your Linux computer. First, you’ll learn how to mount devices on your computer and how to make sure that devices are mounted automatically when booting. Next, you’ll read how to create backups of files and directories with the tar utility, and of complete devices using dd. At the end of this chapter, you’ll discover the benefits of working with links.


File System Hard Drive Archive File Original File Symbolic Link 
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