About FreeBSD

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu
Fri Nov 27 20:58:39 UTC 2015

On Fri, November 27, 2015 2:26 pm, ankit b wrote:
> Hi,
> 1) How to learn FreeBSD internals ? (FreeBSD 10)

I would say by doing things. Set up FreeBSD machine for the same purpose
you were setting up Linux(es). You can set up virtual machine (virtual box
comes to my mind) if you don't have spare hardware. You will find many
things familiar. When you discover how much better FreeBSD is compared to
Linux (no offense intended, this is just my humble opinion, I'm refugee
from Linux myself - yet my number crunchers are still Linux and will stay
such, sigh), you will realize you became at least same level expert in
FreeBSD. FreeBSD handbook is your friend (I find it amazingly helpful):


, and as usually man and info commands.

> 2) Can we able to write scripts for automation like linux flavors ?

Yes. Those are the flavors of particular shells (like Born shell or c-like
shell) or languages (like perl) which will look virtually the same.

> 3) What to do for FreeBSD expertise ?

The same you did with Linux. My favorite is: learn by doing.

> 4) Is there any certification available ? If Yes, How ?

Hm. I'm not certified myself. I kind of don't care. Somebody will answer
this for you, hopefully.

Good luck!


> Your suggestions will more appreciate to become best. :)
> Thanks & Regards,
> Ankit Bhutwala
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Valeri Galtsev
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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
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