yast Command: Tutorial & Examples

Configure a SUSE based system

yast (Yet another Setup Tool) is a command-line and graphical system administration tool for the Linux operating system, specifically for the openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise distributions. It provides a wide range of system administration functionalities, including software management, system configuration, network setup, and more.

The yast command can be used to launch the Yast2 (the command line interface) or YaST (the graphical user interface) application.

With yast, you can perform tasks such as:

  • Installing and removing software
  • Updating the system
  • Configuring hardware
  • Managing users and groups
  • Configuring the network
  • Setting up security and firewall
  • Managing services and boot process
  • Managing system startup and shutdown
  • And many more

YaST is a powerful tool that provides a convenient way to manage and configure a SUSE Linux system, it is available in both command-line and graphical user interface, which makes it easy to use for both experienced and new Linux users.

It is important to note that yast is a specific tool to SUSE Linux distributions, it is not available on other linux distributions.

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