All operating systems have tools to make the administrator’s life easier and Linux is no exception. In fact Linux has a huge number of tools, many of which are provided by the GNU Project and many of which are provided by individuals and other projects.
It is well beyond the scope of this book to provide an exposition of all of these tools. Rather I will attempt to record information here about specific tools that I have found useful and which may not be readily available anyplace else. Again, it is sort of a memory aid for me and hopefully for you too.