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Tap into the power of the NetworkManager tool directly from the Linux command line with nmcli.
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Learn how systemd uses calendar time, timestamps, and timespans to control when things happen.
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Timers provide finer-grained control of events than cronjobs.
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Keep your computer time in sync with NTP, Chrony, and systemd-timesyncd.
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Learn how systemd determines the order services start, even though it is essentially a parallel system.
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Connect to your console for troubleshooting with Tio, a Linux serial communication program.
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While systemd is not really a troubleshooting tool, the information in its output points the way toward solving problems.
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Units are the basis of everything in systemd.