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Just starting out, running across a lot of random CMDs, tools, configs, etc.

Moving on from a server setup, in Linux, what tools should every webserver-admin uses at least once month?

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closed as not a real question by Dennis Williamson, Warner, ThatGraemeGuy, Mark Henderson, John Gardeniers Oct 13 '10 at 3:58

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This sounds like a trick question - even if it wasn't intended as one. If you have to log into your webserver every day then you're either doing something wrong or something unusual. – RobM Oct 11 '10 at 18:32
@Robert_Moir: Just edited the question to be in an attempt to be more clear, my use was more in the sense of "everyday tools" than using the cmd, tools, etc everyday. – blunders Oct 11 '10 at 18:41
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Beyond the basics (ls, chown, chmod, etc.), less, vim, and rsync are important. But you shouldn't be running them every day, not even rsync. Have a decent automated backup plan in place.

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logcheck, backup

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Often forgotten tools that really help:

  • logrotate
  • sysstat
  • bwm-ng
  • tcpdump
  • httpry
  • htop
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