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UNIX in Plain English

UNIX in Plain English

by Kevin Reichard, Reichard
     
 

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UNIX in Plain English, Second Edition takes the UNIX operating system -- which can be obtuse and complicated -- and breaks it down into easily understandable components that can be referenced in any number of ways: by command, by task, by DOS equivalent, and by type. No other instant UNIX command reference does this.

UNIX is an incredibly powerful

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UNIX in Plain English, Second Edition takes the UNIX operating system -- which can be obtuse and complicated -- and breaks it down into easily understandable components that can be referenced in any number of ways: by command, by task, by DOS equivalent, and by type. No other instant UNIX command reference does this.

UNIX is an incredibly powerful operating system, but its power can be diminished when you have to wade through volumes of technical documentation just to answer a simple question. UNIX in Plain English, Second Edition is your answer. It is a reference for instant access to the UNIX commands and concepts that you use every day.

UNIX in Plain English, Second Edition addresses the frustration of every UNIX user by listing common computer tasks in plain English with the corresponding UNIX command. Another section cross-references DOS commands with their UNIX equivalents for those making the transition to UNIX. In addition to standard user and system-administration commands, there is coverage of Internet commands (as UNIX was the platform upon which the Internet was built), text-editing commands, and more.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
There must be thousands of UNIX commands. Their sheer number befuddle even the most adventurous computer users. The authors present a useful solution to this dilemma by putting together a collection of frequently used UNIX commands in one handy place. The commands are categorized into eight groups-general purpose, file manipulation, text editing, printing, communication, system administration, shell, and the ever-important ftp (file transfer protocal). Once you've digested this organization scheme and understand where you're most likely to find an explanation for a command, this book becomes a breeze to use. For those who have moved beyond a UNIX-induced catatonic terror, this will become a well-thumbed tome.
Booknews
A clear, well-organized guide for users, beginning systems administrators, and Internet travelers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764570117
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/1998
Pages:
379
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.49(h) x 1.06(d)

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