Bash guide, Linux terminal tricks, DevOps mistakes, Python, awk, NASA, and more

Bash guide, Linux terminal tricks, DevOps mistakes, Python, awk, NASA, and more

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About the author

Rikki Endsley - Rikki Endsley is the Developer Program managing editor at Red Hat, and a former community architect and editor for In the past, she worked as the community evangelist on the Open Source and Standards (OSAS) team at Red Hat; a freelance tech journalist; community manager for the USENIX Association; associate publisher of Linux Pro Magazine, ADMIN, and Ubuntu User; and as the managing editor of Sys Admin magazine and...