[techtalk] Generic Question

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thanks Robert and good luck to u :-)


----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Kiesling <kiesling at localhost.ix.netcom.com>
To: <techtalk at linuxchix.org>
Cc: <techtalk at linuxchix.org>
Sent: Monday, December 27, 1999 2:37 PM
Subject: Re: [techtalk] Generic Question

> "Tech Docs" <newsbite at yahoo.com>
> >
> > The irony is that I have got a job on Linux and I know nothing about it
> > I tried explaining this to the recruiter but he says he does not find
> > other hands and left with no other choice :-)
> >
> > I have just started off learning something on Linux. Any clues as to
where I
> > start, how I start, hours of work the experts here have put in to to
> > that kind of techno. status?
> I'm envious... :) I haven't been able to pass an interview for a
> computer related job, much less a system administration job, since I
> first graduated (must be that my degree isn't EE/CS).
> Early on there wasn't much documentation about Linux... so I had to
> use the standard Unix books to learn from.  I seem to remember the
> Unix System V Administrators Guide by Stephen Kochan et al (I think to
> be pretty good)...  A lot of the "Installation and Getting Started,"
> the original Linux administrator's (it's on my web site,
> http://www.mainmatter.com, for free), deals with GNU/Unix commands,
> instead of the GNOME/KDE/Netscape type questions that are more common
> now.  Olaf Kirch's Network Admin Guide has some pretty neat stuff in
> it, too.  It's on the metalab.unc.edu archive or the LDP web site,
> http://www.linuxdoc.com/.
> I happen to like the Regular Expressions book from O'Reilly, because
> it provides some great examples of how to leverage text patterns to
> perform common tasks.  Sort of like a "Tao of Regex's" Most of the
> other O'Reilly topics you can find free counterparts of if you look
> for them.
> Sorry, I sound like I'm rambling.  You can pick up general system admin
> from any of the books out there.  Linux is mostly System V-like in its
> user interface, with some BSD utilities (like the lpd suite of programs).
> Red Hat et al., have recently been veering of in some of the configuration
> details, but the system configurations still follows the System V
> conventions, basically.
> There are some skills that I'm not sure where they're documented...
> like telnetting in to a jammed-up POP server, or concocting a
> regular expression to adjust every users' ~/.profile.
> For specific, detailed differences between GNU utilities and the
> generic Unix counterparts, there are probably many more than anybody
> could enumerate... you just have to look at all of the relevant
> manual pages as they arise.
> Hope this gives you a start.  At least you don't have to buy
> the whole O'Reilly catalog first.  :)
> Robert
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