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Sysadmins are the unsung heroes of the technology world. The Opensource.com sysadmin article collection includes open source tools for admins, career-related advice, and handy how-to's.

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These quick reference guides make sysadmins' lives and daily tasks significantly easier, and they're all freely available.
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You don't have to be a coder to make valuable contributions to the open source community; here are some other important roles you can fill as a sysadmin.
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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.