System Configuration Files (Linux)

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Title: Introduction to Linux in HPC
Provider: HPC.NRW

Type: Multi-part video
Topic Area: HPC Platforms
License: CC-BY-SA

1. Background and History
2. The Command Line
3. Linux Directory Structure
4. Files
5. Text display and search
6. Users and permissions
7. Processes
8. The vim text editor
9. Shell scripting
10. Environment variables
11. System configuration
12. SSH Connections
13. SSH: Graphics and File Transfer
14. Various tips

This part of the Linux tutorial shows possibilies of system configuration a normal user can do without having root access. Typical aspects in this context like reading system information files, defining aliases, adjusting configuration files and changing locales are taught in this lecture.


( Slides as pdf)


1. In which system file could you find the CPU information of a Linux computer?


2. How is it possible to define aliases?

alias name='command'
alias 'command'=name
'command'=alias name

3. Console settings are...

usually temporary but could be changed to permanent
always permanent
usually permanent but could be changed to temporary

4. What do locales contain?

privacy settings
network settings
language settings

Warning:  Be very careful, when editing configuration files. A faulty configuration file may prevent a user from login to computer

Note: Exercises in Terminal: no exercises in this section

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