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Linux.com: CLI Magic: Linux Troubleshooting Tools 101

Feb 21, 2007, 09:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by M. Shuaib Khan)

[ Thanks to doloresp for this link. ]

"When something goes wrong with your Linux-based system, you can try to diagnose it yourself with the many troubleshooting tools bundled with the operating system. Knowing about these tools, and how to effectively use them, can help you overcome many of the common problems on your system. Here's a list of some of the weapons in your arsenal against Linux problems.

"When an application you successfully compiled fails during run time, it usually gives you an error. On a lucky day, the error message might contain details of what went wrong, and give you clues about what to do to fix the problem. But this is not what usually happens. Often, error messages are obscure and of little help in figuring out what went wrong..."

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