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The main index for the Linux knowledge on Elvenware.

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Overview

If you are using Ubuntu, it is definitely worthwhile for you to get to know the MediaWiki based Ubuntu Guide site:

Note that the also have ebooks available:

William Shotts advocates for free information. His is a good book on the Linux command line.

Command Line Cheat Sheets:

Update Server

One chore you should perform regularly is updating the code on your server. It is possible to have this done automatically, but I usually do it by hand. All you need do is issue the following two commands.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

If you want to update from one version of the distro to the next version, then use this command:

do-release-upgrade

Install Oracle/Sun Java

Java gets installed in the /usr/lib/jvm directory.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:flexiondotorg/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-plugin
sudo update-alternatives --config java

Install SSH

On Ubuntu:

apt-get install ssh

On the client machine:

ssh-keygen
ssh-copy-id <userName>@<theServerYouWantToConnectTo>
ssh <userName>@<theServerYouWantToConnectTo>

On the server edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config and set Password Authentication to no.