CentOS 8

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CentOS 8 Information

CentOS 8 is the latest iteration of the "Community Enterprise Operating System", built from the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, so is functionally the same, yet at the great price of free!

Here is some miscellaneous tips and tricks I've discovered, in no particular order.

My favorite text-based command-line web browser, Lynx, is not available by default until you enable the "Power Tools" software repository already built into CentOS. Type this command to enable the Power Tools repository:

[jamie@cos8vm81.dawgland.com:~]$ sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled powertools



Then, install Lynx with the following command:

[jamie@cos8vm81.dawgland.com:~]$ sudo dnf install -y lynx
Last metadata expiration check: 0:01:41 ago on Fri 23 Jul 2021 10:49:53 AM PDT.
Dependencies resolved.
================================================================================
 Package                Architecture Version             Repository        Size
================================================================================
Installing:
 lynx                   x86_64       2.8.9-2.el8         powertools       1.6 M
Installing dependencies:
 centos-indexhtml       noarch       8.0-0.el8           baseos           246 k

Transaction Summary
================================================================================
Install  2 Packages

Total download size: 1.8 M
Installed size: 6.5 M
Downloading Packages:
(1/2): centos-indexhtml-8.0-0.el8.noarch.rpm    747 kB/s | 246 kB     00:00    
(2/2): lynx-2.8.9-2.el8.x86_64.rpm              860 kB/s | 1.6 MB     00:01    
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total                                           795 kB/s | 1.8 MB     00:02     
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded.
Running transaction
  Preparing        :                                                        1/1 
  Installing       : centos-indexhtml-8.0-0.el8.noarch                      1/2 
  Installing       : lynx-2.8.9-2.el8.x86_64                                2/2 
  Running scriptlet: lynx-2.8.9-2.el8.x86_64                                2/2 
  Verifying        : centos-indexhtml-8.0-0.el8.noarch                      1/2 
  Verifying        : lynx-2.8.9-2.el8.x86_64                                2/2 

Installed:
  centos-indexhtml-8.0-0.el8.noarch           lynx-2.8.9-2.el8.x86_64          

Complete!
[jamie@cos8vm81.dawgland.com:~]$