The Linux Cookbook: Tips and Techniques for Everyday Use

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The Linux Cookbook, 2nd Edition is your guide to getting the most out of Linux. Organized by general task (such as working with text, managing files, and manipulating graphics), each section contains a series of step-by-step recipes that help you to get your work done quickly and efficiently, most often from the command line. Nearly 50 percent larger than the first edition, this new edition includes hundreds of new recipes as well as new sections on package management; file conversion; multimedia; working with ...

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Overview

The Linux Cookbook, 2nd Edition is your guide to getting the most out of Linux. Organized by general task (such as working with text, managing files, and manipulating graphics), each section contains a series of step-by-step recipes that help you to get your work done quickly and efficiently, most often from the command line. Nearly 50 percent larger than the first edition, this new edition includes hundreds of new recipes as well as new sections on package management; file conversion; multimedia; working with sound files (including OGG and MP3); Vi text editing; advanced text manipulation; and more. Perfect as an introduction to Linux, or as a desktop reference for the seasoned user. Covers the major Linux distributions.

"...the next best thing to having your own personal guru." — UnixReview.com (praise for the first edition)

Featuring hundreds of new Linux RRecipes for Everyday Use, S this second edition is the power user's guide to getting the most out of Linux. Organized by general task (such as working with text, managing files, and manipulating graphics), each section contains a series of step-by-step recipes that help the reader get work done quickly and efficiently, most often from the command line.

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When you want to know how to do something in Linux, where do you go? The man pages? Our condolences. For instantly usable answers -- written in blessedly clear English -- read Linux Cookbook, Second Edition.

Want to write-protect a file? Convert Word documents to plain text? Output text to PostScript? Create a tree graph of directory contents? Play streaming MPEG audio? Copy files to a DOS/Windows floppy disk? List free disk space? Decode ROT13 encryption? Set up PPP? Send a fax? Connect to a remote host? Create a boot floppy? Configure X? Set up appointment reminders? It’s all here.

This book roughly encapsulates the day-to-day knowledge of a typical Linux power user. There’s not much mouse-and-windows stuff here -- with a few exceptions, it’s Linux as it was born to be: command line solutions, fast, efficient, and powerful. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593270315
  • Publisher: No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 824
  • Product dimensions: 7.14 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Stutz was one of the first journalists to write about Linux and the free software movement in the mainstream press. A Linux user since the early 1990s, he has contributed to the GNU Project and the Linux Documentation Project. He is the architect of the Design Science License.

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Table of Contents

I Working with Linux 1
1 Introduction 3
2 What every Linux user knows 27
3 The shell 53
4 The X window system 95
II Files 123
5 Files and directories 125
6 Sharing files 163
7 Finding files 171
8 Managing files 187
III Text 209
9 Viewing text 211
10 Editing text 231
11 Grammar and reference 275
12 Analyzing text 293
13 Formatting text 305
14 Searching text 333
15 Typesetting and word processing 357
16 Using fonts 395
IV Images 405
17 Viewing images 407
18 Editing images 421
19 Importing images 441
20 PostScript 451
V Sound 461
21 Playing and recording sound 463
22 Audio compact discs 477
23 Editing sound files 487
VI Productivity 499
24 Disk storage 501
25 Printing 509
26 Cross-platform conversions 525
27 Reminders 537
28 Scheduling 555
29 Mathematics 561
30 Amusements 583
VII Networking 595
31 Communications 597
32 Email 611
33 The World Wide Web 637
34 Other Internet services 671
Appendices 697
App. A Administrative issues 699
App. B Conventional file name extensions 723
App. C Setting up your home directory 727
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