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Top tools for junior Linux admins

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Tmux (or screen).

Get comfortable with vi, it's everywhere.

strace for those hard to track down problems.

lsof can tell you a lot about what a process is doing.

dstat is handy for getting an overview of system performance.

As others have pointed out - read the man pages. Don't just blindly copy and paste stuff from tutorials.

Just build and break a bunch of stuff (in VMs or wherever).

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