Introduction to Unix and Linux / Edition 1

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Overview

Essential IT Skills for On-the-Job Success

Includes Student Edition of Red Hat Linux on CD-ROM

John Muster, leading UNIX and Linux Curriculum Developer and Instructor at the University of California Berkeley Extension, will teach you how to use UNIX and Linux through clear presentation of the concepts, hands-on tutorials and exercises, illustrations, chapter reviews, and more. This classroom-tested resource covers all the essential features of UNIX and Linux and allows you to learn by applying your skills to real-world scenarios.

Inside this book, you will learn to:

  • Log on to a UNIX/Linux system
  • Run programs to obtain system and user information
  • Create and execute shell scripts
  • Use the visual editor (vi)
  • Use multiple utilities in scripts
  • Create and change directories
  • Specify instructions to the shell
  • Set and use permissions for files and directories
  • Control user processes
  • Manage, print, and archive large files
  • Access and tour graphical desktops
  • Administer a Linux PC system

In each chapter, you'll find:

  • Learning objectives
  • Skills-check sections
  • Hands-on tutorials
  • Fundamental skill-building exercises
  • Illustrations and figures
  • Chapter self-tests
  • End-of-chapter summaries, quizzes, and projects
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072226959
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/9/2002
  • Series: Operating Systems Ser.
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 688
  • Sales rank: 676,627
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.42 (d)

Meet the Author

John Muster teaches and conducts educational development at the Educational Center of Silicon Valley, the University of California’s Extension Division, where he was given the Honored Teacher Award. In addition to teaching and multimedia development, he consults and teaches for clients in industry, government, and universities across the globe. His undergraduate and graduate education took place at Otterbein College, The Ohio State University, and the University of California, Berkeley.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 Logging On to the System 1
2 Touring Essential Programs 13
3 Touring Utilities and System Features 71
4 Mastering the Visual Editor 127
5 Exploring Utilities 211
6 Using Utilities to Accomplish Complex Tasks 293
7 Creating and Changing Directories 323
8 Specifying Instructions to the Shell 405
9 Setting and Using Permissions 485
10 Controlling User Processes 553
11 Locating, Printing, and Archiving User Files 581
12 Accessing and Exploring Graphical Desktops 603
13 Maintaining and Administering a Linux System 623
A Installing Red Hat Linux 7.3 655
Index 669
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