Unix and Linux (Visual QuickStart Guide Series)

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With Unix, 4th Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide, readers can start from the beginning to get a tour of the Unix operating system, or look up specific tasks to learn just what they need to know. This task-based, visual reference guide uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots, and includes three years worth of new material based on the latest Unix developments. This reference guide details all Unix commands and options along with tips that put those commands in context. Leading Unix authorities ...
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Overview

With Unix, 4th Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide, readers can start from the beginning to get a tour of the Unix operating system, or look up specific tasks to learn just what they need to know. This task-based, visual reference guide uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots, and includes three years worth of new material based on the latest Unix developments. This reference guide details all Unix commands and options along with tips that put those commands in context. Leading Unix authorities Deborah S. Ray and Eric J. Ray leverage their expertise as technical writers and working in the industry (Sun Microsystems) as they take readers step-by-step through the most common Unix commands and options.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321636782
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 7/12/2009
  • Series: Visual QuickStart Guide Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 393
  • Sales rank: 528,841
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Deborah S. Ray and Eric J. Ray are syndicated columnists and consultants. In addition, Deborah publishes TECHWR-L, a Web site for technical writers, and Eric is a senior technical writer for Sun Microsystems. The authors of many books on computers and computing systems, the Rays have received several awards from the Society of Technical Communications, including an International Distinguished Technical Communication award and an International Excellence award.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Getting Started with Unix
Chapter 2: Using Directories and Files
Chapter 3: Working with Your Shell
Chapter 4: Creating and Editing Files
Chapter 5: Controlling Ownership and Permissions
Chapter 6: Manipulating Files
Chapter 7: Getting Information
Chapter 8: Configuring Your Unix Environment
Chapter 9: Running Scripts and Programs
Chapter 10: Writing Basic Scripts
Chapter 11: Sending and Reading E-mail
Chapter 12: Accessing the Internet
Chapter 13: Working with Encoded and Compressed Files
Chapter 14: Using Handy Utilities
Chapter 15: Being Root
Chapter 16: Sensational Unix Tricks
Appendix A: Unix Reference
Appendix B: What’s What and What’s Where
Appendix C: Commands and Flags
Index
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