Today, Linux is widely used, even in organizations that were once thought of as being "pure Windows." When your website goes down, you might need to step in and resolve a system issue if you work as a system administrator, network administrator, or developer in a small Windows firm.
What if you are unfamiliar with Linux? This quick guide offers suggestions to make it through.
Linux systems, such as web servers, databases, mobile device managers, version control systems, and monitoring systems, may be present in your business in the form of virtual machines or the cloud. This primer walks you through various diagnostic and recovery actions when one of them fails so you can swiftly restore your site.
- Connect to a Linux system with OpenSSH and PuTTY secure shells
- List files and directories, and move around within the file system
- Safely inspect the file contents without changing them
- Narrow your search by using commands to locate specific files
- Use the grep command to search for error messages inside a file
- Determine real-time system state to find underlying problems
- Examine disk utilization and zero in on space-hogging files
- Transfer suspect files from Linux to Windows for later analysis
- Use commands to start, stop, restart, or even kill unresponsive services
- Knowing where to find help when troubleshooting isn’t enough