Linux Pocket Guide [NOOK Book]

Overview

If you're looking for a quick guide to Linux, you've found it. The Linux Pocket Guide covers the most useful and important parts of day-to-day Linux in a concise and friendly style to get you working productively in no time. The Linux Pocket Guide is both a quick reference for experienced users and a guided tour for beginners. It starts with general concepts like files and directories, the shell, and X windows, and then presents detailed overviews of the most essential commands, with examples. You'll learn each ...
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Linux Pocket Guide

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Overview

If you're looking for a quick guide to Linux, you've found it. The Linux Pocket Guide covers the most useful and important parts of day-to-day Linux in a concise and friendly style to get you working productively in no time. The Linux Pocket Guide is both a quick reference for experienced users and a guided tour for beginners. It starts with general concepts like files and directories, the shell, and X windows, and then presents detailed overviews of the most essential commands, with examples. You'll learn each command's purpose, usage, options, location on disk, and even the RPM package that installed it. Commands are grouped by function, not just alphabetically, to provide an organized learning path. This book is tailored to Fedora Linux -- the latest spinoff of Red Hat Linux -- but most of the information applies to any Linux system. If you need to get up-to-speed quickly on practical Linux use, or want a short, functional reference by your side, the Linux Pocket Guide is for you.
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Editorial Reviews

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Linux's popularity continues to grow owing to its lower cost and better security. Multiple flavors and uses of the OS lead to multiple guides; those listed here mainly cover the popular licensed Red Hat Enterprise and freely downloadable Fedora, both distributed by Red Hat. Pocket Guide explains the common commands (organized by function), uses, and options of Fedora Linux, focusing on the command line; minimal attention is given to graphical interfaces. A succinct reference for larger libraries owning more comprehensive guides. For beginners, Learning Red Hat Enterprise addresses both Red Hat Enterprise and Fedora and includes the smaller publisher's edition of Fedora on CD. After an introduction and history, the book moves from installing the operating system to setting up networking and understanding shell scripts. This clear, well-organized guide is highly recommended for all libraries. For intermediate users, Linux Unwired mixes two hot topics in one short text, showing with humor and enthusiasm how to use Linux with several wireless protocols and standards, including 802.11, Bluetooth, cellular data, and GPS. The authors explain how wireless works as well as how to set up your Linux box for wireless and create your own access point. Given the increased popularity of both Linux and wireless in addition to the increased complexity of configuring wireless on Linux this is recommended for medium and larger libraries. Moving includes Knoppix on CD-ROM, which allows readers to run a Debian-based Linux distribution without installing it on their hard drives, plus open source application software. It targets Microsoft administrators wanting to switch their business networks to a Linux environment, covering both system administration for the most common distributions and applications (e.g., OpenOffice.org, Mozilla, and KOrganizer) and focusing on the KDE desktop; for larger libraries. For beginners, Beginning Fedora 2 contains the publisher's edition on DVD (or downloadable for readers without DVD drives). Step-by-step instructions, chapter summaries, and exercises help teach the OS. A little more comprehensive but less clear than Learning Red Hat; appropriate for medium and larger libraries. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449332976
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/8/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 230
  • Sales rank: 401,734
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Daniel J. Barrett has been immersed in Internet technology since 1985. Currently working as a software engineer, Dan has also been a heavy metal singer, Unix system administrator, university lecturer, web designer, and humorist. He is the author of O'Reilly's Linux Pocket Guide, and he is the coauthor of Linux Security Cookbook, and SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide.

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Table of Contents

What's in This Book? 1
Getting Help 7
Fedora: A First View 9
Logins, Logouts, and Shutdowns 11
The Filesystem 13
The Shell 20
Installing Software 33
Basic File Operations 37
Directory Operations 41
File Viewing 43
File Creation and Editing 51
File Properties 56
File Location 65
File Text Manipulation 71
File Compression and Packaging 82
File Comparison 86
Disks and Filesystems 91
Backups and Remote Storage 95
File Printing 101
Spelling Operations 102
Viewing Processes 104
Controlling Processes 108
Users and Their Environment 110
Working with User Accounts 115
Becoming the Superuser 118
Working with Groups 119
Basic Host Information 121
Host Location 124
Network Connections 128
Email 132
Web Browsing 136
Usenet News 140
Instant Messaging 142
Screen Output 144
Math and Calculations 149
Dates and Times 152
Scheduling Jobs 155
Graphics and Screensavers 160
Audio and Video 163
Programming with Shell Scripts 166
Final Words 179
Acknowledgments 179
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2008

    Well organized handy pocket guide provides fast access to the general Linux commands

    This well organized handy pocket guide provides fast access to the general Linux commands for various tasks. Tasks that are covered include directory operations, file commands, locating files, backups, viewing & controlling processes, web browsing, email, and network connections. There are lots of commands listed here. This small pocket book is just the thing when you need fast access to a specific command. All commands are grouped by function with their syntax and a brief explanation of what they do. The end of the book covers a short how to on shell programming.

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  • Posted May 23, 2012

    I love Pocket Guides

    O'Reilly pockets guide are the great. I can get all the info from the internet and really do not need to purchase a book, however, the pocket ghuides save me many times when I forgot some command and need quick touch. yes man will do the same but if books will give you mor eoptions...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2011

    Portable Reference

    Linux Pocket Guide is good basic information and written in a clear and easy to understand format. With this book on the Nook, I have the reference material with me all the time.

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