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Ten Linux Commands Every Web Developer Should Know

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Although the learning curve for developing websites remains remarkably shallow, the industry's growing complexity requires today's professional web developer to embrace a variety of technologies. For instance, developers who limit their Linux exposure to the occasional SSH session are missing the opportunity to manage website assets effectively, monitor server performance, and easily carry out other tasks that are otherwise time-consuming and tedious.

In his Web Developer's Virtual Library (WDVL) article, Jason Gilmore lists 10 indispensable Linux commands that can make web development work much easier and even more enjoyable. These 10 commands will hopefully prompt you to begin investigating the power of the Linux command-line if you haven't already:

  1. Retrieving a software package
  2. Monitoring server processes
  3. Reviewing log files
  4. Copying files with scp
  5. Finding world-writable files
  6. Backing up your web directory
  7. Viewing your command history
  8. Creating directory trees
  9. Creating command aliases
  10. Managing source code with git (or svn, or bzr...)

Read the full story at Web Developer's Virtual Library:
Ten Linux Commands Every Web Developer Should Know

This article was originally published on May 4, 2010

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