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Overview

Need to learn Unix fast? Try a Visual QuickStart!

This best-selling reference’s visual format and step-by-step, task-based instructions will have you up and running with Unix software in no time. In this completely updated edition of our best-selling guide to Unix, Second Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide, leading software application experts Deborah S. Ray and Eric J. Ray use crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you to Unix. Filled with step-by-step, task-based instructions and loads of visual aids, this book explains how to the most common Unix commands.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321442451
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 8/16/2006
  • Series: Visual QuickStart Guide Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 430
  • Sales rank: 1,243,838
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.93 (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

Ch. 1 Getting started with Unix 1
Ch. 2 Using directories and files 29
Ch. 3 Working with your shell 51
Ch. 4 Creating and editing files 73
Ch. 5 Controlling ownership & permissions 97
Ch. 6 Manipulating files 113
Ch. 7 Getting information about the system 139
Ch. 8 Configuring your Unix environment 153
Ch. 9 Running scripts and programs 193
Ch. 10 Writing basic scripts 211
Ch. 11 Sending and reading email 229
Ch. 12 Accessing the Internet 255
Ch. 13 Working with encoded & compressed files 285
Ch. 14 Installing your own software 301
Ch. 15 Using handy utilities 315
Ch. 16 Being root 327
Ch. 17 Sensational Unix tricks 343
App. A Unix reference 363
App. B What's what and what's where 379
App. C Commands and flags 383
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