Use caution when making changes to bash configurations in Linux

Jack Wallen offers some crucial advice every Linux administrator should make habitual.

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When you’ve been doing something for decades, certain things become so ingrained into your habit that you take them for granted. Such is the case with Linux. I’ve been using it since the late ’90s, so habits have been deeply ingrained. I know to do certain things, and I do them without thinking. 

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Such is the case when working with systems like SSH or bash.

But not everyone knows about these habits, these fundamental things we do without thinking. And there’s a parallel to be drawn, one that I’ll share with you now.

I have to read through a lot of documentation. A. Lot. Of. Documentation. Very often I find that most…

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