Unix and Linux: Visual QuickStart Guide

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In this updated edition, authors Deborah and Eric Ray use crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you to all of today's Unix essentials. You’ll find the information you need to get started with the operating system and learn the most common Unix commands and concepts so that Unix can do the hard work for you. After mastering the basics of Unix, you’ll move on to how to use directories and files, work with a shell, and create and edit files. You’ll then learn how to manipulate files, configure a...
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Overview

In this updated edition, authors Deborah and Eric Ray use crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you to all of today's Unix essentials. You’ll find the information you need to get started with the operating system and learn the most common Unix commands and concepts so that Unix can do the hard work for you. After mastering the basics of Unix, you’ll move on to how to use directories and files, work with a shell, and create and edit files. You’ll then learn how to manipulate files, configure a Unix environment, and run–and even write–scripts. Throughout the book–from logging in to being root–the authors offer essential coverage of Unix.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321997548
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 7/29/2014
  • Series: Visual QuickStart Guide Series
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 938,169
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Deborah S. Ray and Eric J. Ray are syndicated columnists and consultants. 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 and Linux

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 About the System
Chapter 8: Configuring Your Unix or Linux 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 and Linux Tricks

Online Bonus Chapter: Compiling and Installing Your Own Software

Appendix A: Unix and Linux Reference

Appendix B: What’s What and What’s Where

Appendix C: Commands, Flags, and Arguments

Index

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