LPI Linux Certification/Troubleshooting Environment Configurations

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Detailed Objective[edit | edit source]

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Candidates should be able to identify common local system and user environment configuration issues and common repair techniques.

  • Key knowledge area(s):
    • Core system variables
    • init configuration files
    • init start process
    • cron configuration files
    • Login process
    • User-password storage files
    • Determine user group associations
    • SHELL configuration files of bash and csh
    • Analysing which processes or daemons are running
  • The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
    • /etc/inittab
    • /etc/rc.local
    • /etc/rc.boot
    • /var/spool/cron/crontabs/
    • The default shell configuration file(s) in /etc/
    • /etc/login.defs
    • /etc/syslog.conf
    • /etc/passwd
    • /etc/shadow
    • /etc/group
    • /sbin/init
    • /usr/sbin/cron
    • /usr/bin/crontab