I have a VPS and it runs along nicely without much input. Today I have recived a couple of emails about checking a log and another log file is around 2GB.
I am not a Linux user and am not that happy with command line and so do not do much work via the shell and have decided I should do more and would like an extremly simple tutorial on how things work.
For instance I am told that instead of deleting the log file through FTP I should empty it with # cat /dev/null > log file to empty
Now all well and good and I have downloaded Putty which gives me shell access.
I can log into the server OK but when I put in cat /dev/null > brcm-iscsi.log nothing happened; I did not use the # as putty already had it there. I then tried # cat /dev/null > brcm-iscsi.log but agan nothing happend. I assume I should put a path in for the file but where am I in the file system and what should the path be? How would I know where the file is anyway without first FTPing into the server and finding it?
WHM tells me for security to stop certain processes from running as I do not need them but again how to do it and where are the processes in the file system to stop!
You can see that basicly I have no idea and need some simple tutorials. The tutorials I find start off quite well but the writer soon forgets that he is writing something for an idiot and assumes you know something vital.
Anyway a link/links to a tutorials or book recomendation would be great.