The 12 days of Unix

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The 12 Days of Unix

Your first twelve days using Unix can be some of the most eye-opening and insightful days in your career.  How do you pass on the excitement of Unix to new users?  You sing to them!

On the first day of Unix, my admin showed to me how to roam and go home with cd


On the second day of Unix, my admin showed to me ls -l
  and how to roam and go home with cd


On the third day of Unix, my admin showed to me the chmod command
  ls -l
  and how to roam and go home with cd

On the fourth day of Unix, my admin showed to me how to use vi
  the chmod command
  ls -l
  and how to roam and go home with cd

On the fifth day of Unix, my admin showed to me sed and awk!!!!!
  how to use vi
  the chmod command
  ls -l
  and how to roam and go home with cd

On the sixth day of Unix, my admin showed to me command completion
  sed and awk!!!!!
  how to use vi
  the chmod command
  ls -l
  and how to roam and go home with cd

On the seventh day of Unix, my admin showed to me scripting with bash
  command completion
  sed and awk!!!!!
  how to use vi
  the chmod command
  ls -l
  and how to roam and go home with cd

On the eigth day of Unix, my admin showed to me ifconfig and netstat
  scripting with bash
  command completion
  sed and awk!!!!!
  how to use vi
  the chmod command
  ls -l
  and how to roam and go home with cd

On the ninth day of Unix, my admin showed to me systemctl
  ifconfig and netstat
  scripting with bash
  command completion
  sed and awk!!!!!
  how to use vi
  the chmod command
  ls -l
  and how to roam and go home with cd

On the tenth day of Unix, my admin showed to me NFS and Samba
  systemctl
  ifconfig and netstat
  scripting with bash
  command completion
  sed and awk!!!!!
  how to use vi
  the chmod command
  ls -l
  and how to roam and go home with cd

On the eleventh day of Unix, my admin showed to me LVM
  NFS and Samba
  systemctl
  ifconfig and netstat
  scripting with bash
  command completion
  sed and awk!!!!!
  how to use vi
  the chmod command
  ls -l
  and how to roam and go home with cd

On the telfth day of Unix, my admin showed to me firewalld
  LVM
  NFS and Samba
  systemctl
  ifconfig and netstat
  scripting with bash
  command completion
  sed and awk!!!!!
  how to use vi
  the chmod command
  ls -l
  and how to roam and go home with cd

Maybe it takes a lot longer than 12 days to learn Unix well enough to base your career on it the way I have, but there's nothing quite like the excitement of those first days of discovering this amazing OS.  A merry Unix to you!  I hope you still get excited every day and learn something new every week.

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