Linux Device Management Commands  What are they? ▷ 2021

This operating system is mainly based on the use of Linux commands, this is how its users will have the opportunity to work with several of them, one of the most common and used throughout the world is commands for Linux disk and device management, which will allow you to manage everything related to Linux hard drives, partitions and devices.

In this way the commands have become one of the most important factors for Linux users, since from them it will be possible to carry out different types of tasks. In this case with disk and device management activities related to the performance, space, and status of power devices within the operating system.

Taking into account the importance of all this, here we are going to teach you a little more about the commands for disk and device management in Linux and which of them are currently the most important, for this it will be necessary that you follow in detail everything that we will teach you next in the post.

What are Linux device management commands and what are they for?

What are Linux device management commands and what are they for?

It’s not a secret to anyone that the commands are one of the most important part in Linux, it depends on them whether your success in the system can be guaranteed or not. In the case of device management commands they will allow you to carry out different types of tasks in particular that are directly related to the care and with the performance, space and state of the storage devices of the Linux operating system.

At this point it doesn’t matter the distro with which you are working, since the important thing is to detect if a disk is in bad condition or which sectors are deteriorated and they are an obstacle for the OS to function properly. At the time of having to manage systems within Linux it is essential to be aware of what are the elements to be controlled and the tools to use for it.

It is mostly very difficult for administrators to find failures or problems that may be affecting the system, that is why the most advisable thing is to carry out a monitoring that allows check frequently and thus detect and monitor the status of all parts.

One of the most common tasks carried out with these commands in system management is to creating, managing and deleting partitions, Since the disk partition it is very important to be able easily structure the OS into different sections. However, considering all the commands that will facilitate this type of task, in the next section we will show you which are the most important that you can use today.

Top Linux Device and Disk Management Commands You Should Know

Top Linux Device and Disk Management Commands You Should Know

As has already been mentioned in the post, Linux is an operating system that is mainly based on commands, This being one of the reasons why many users have not taken the step towards this OS. According to this, here we are going to show you a list with the best commands for Linux disk and device management that you can currently find.

To do this, follow everything that we will teach you below:

  • Fdisk: Fdisk or also known as “Fixed disk” is today one of the most important disk management commands, it is mainly based on the command line for Linux and Unix OS. Thanks to it, users will have the opportunity to carry out different types of tasks related to disk management in order to ensure optimal disk operation. With fdisk you will also have the opportunity to create a maximum of four new primary partitions and a large number of logical partitions, all of them extended calls depending on the size of the hard disk available in Linux.
  • Parted: This is another of command line tools that has been running for a long time in Linux distributions, through it it will be possible simple and total management of hard drives in a simple way since it will be possible add, delete, shrink and extend disk partitions along with the different file systems located next to them. Therefore, with Parted you will have the opportunity to create, copy systems extX, FAT, FAT32, Swap files with full functionality, as well as resizing the files.
  • Ar cf paquete.tar archivos: Will allow you to create a TAR package which will also be called package.tar, it will have all the files specified to replace the file variable with the name of the file.
  • Tar xzf IPAP.tar.gz: It will allow you to extract a TAR package called tar.gz with a GZip compression.
  • Tar czf IPAP.tar.gz archivo: It is used to create a TAR package which will be called IPAP.tar.gz with GZip compression.
  • Gparted: This command fulfills the same role as Parted, only this time it acts from a graphical environment. In this way GPArted It will offer you simplicity when graphically managing the partitions of the available hard drives, it will also give you the possibility of resize, copy and move partitions without generating any data loss, which we can execute actions to increase or reduce the disk, create space for new operating systems, among others.
  • Gzip –d archivo.gz: It has the function of decompressing files.gz to a file in order to replace the variable file.gz with the file name.
  • Gzip archivo: It is used to compress a file and the name to file.gz to replace the variable file with the name of the file.
  • Wget archivo: Allows you to download the file and replace the file variable with the file’s online address.
  • Wget –c archivo: In this case it allows the interrupted download of a file to continue, so you can replace the file variable with the online address of the file.
  • Dpkg –i package .deb: It is used to install a DEB package and thus replace the variable package.deb with the name of the program package.
  • Rpm –Uvh paquete.rpm: It is used to install an RPM package and replace the variable package.rpm with the name of the program package.

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