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Managing Files and Directories on RHEL 8

A Linux system administrator's life is filled with files. Being able to manage files is a key skill for any system administrator. In this hands-on lab, we will explore a number of file management operations in Linux. We will create, delete, copy, and move files and directories. Create hard and soft links, lists, sets, and change standard ugo/rwx permissions, as well as archive, compress, unpack, and uncompress files using tar, star, gzip, and bzip2. *This course is not approved or sponsored by Red Hat.*

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 1h 0m
Clock icon Dec 04, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Archive, Compress, Unpack, and Uncompress Files

    1. Create a tar archive from a set of files.
    2. Use the various compression tools on the tar archive and compare the results.
    3. Create a compressed archive in one step, and then list it's contents in various ways.
    4. Uncompress the compressed archive to a new local location.
  2. Challenge

    Create, Delete, Copy, and Move Files and Directories

    1. Create a file and directory structure.
    2. Copy files and directories.
    3. Move files and directories.
    4. Delete files and directories.
  3. Challenge

    Create Hard and Soft Links

    1. Create a soft link and verify what has happened.
    2. Create a hard link and verify what happened.
    3. See what happens when a soft link is broken.
    4. See how to find all the hard links to a file.
  4. Challenge

    List, Set, and Change Standard ugo/rwx Permissions

    1. Create a shared directory for 3 users to share files properly.
    2. Setup the users, and sign in as each, to create a file in the shared directory.
    3. Fix the permissions so that all users can access each others files properly.
    4. Create more files to verify things work.

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