Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Aug 2006 16:26 UTC, submitted by IdaAshley
Linux Much of Linux system administration involves tediously combing through plain-text configuration files. Fortunately, Linux has a rich array of UNIX-derived data extraction utilities, including head, tail, grep, egrep, fgrep, cut, paste, join, awk, and more. This article uses real-world examples that show how these simple command-line programs can make you a better sysadmin. Also look at each data extraction utility and its options, and learn how to apply them to typical day-to-day work files.
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RE[4]: GNU?
by Vanders on Fri 11th Aug 2006 08:21 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: GNU?"
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The original point is that these tools are not only available on Linux. Even if you're only talking about the GNU versions of these tools. You could do the exact same thing on BSD, Windows with Cygwin, any commercial UNIX, Syllable and a whole bunch of other OSes that are not Linux. It's like calling X11R6 "The Linux GUI".

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RE[5]: GNU?
by twenex on Fri 11th Aug 2006 12:36 in reply to "RE[4]: GNU?"
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X11R6 IS "the Linux GUI". That statement does NOT imply that X11R6 is specific to Linux.

Most people using a Unix-type system these days are using Linux, therefore this article was targeted to Linux users. Those who don't know that Linux is similar to Unix probably don't care, and those who do, know that these facilities are available on Unix too.

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RE[6]: GNU?
by Cloudy on Sat 12th Aug 2006 20:12 in reply to "RE[5]: GNU?"
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X11R6 IS "the Linux GUI".

and yet, here i am, running X11R7 on my FC5 box...

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