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Linux Pocket Guide: Essential Commands

Linux Pocket Guide: Essential Commands

by Daniel J. Barrett


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If you use Linux in your day-to-day work, this popular pocket guide is the perfect on-the-job reference. The third edition features new commands for processing image files and audio files, running and killing programs, reading and modifying the system clipboard, and manipulating PDF files, as well as other commands requested by readers. You’ll also find powerful command-line idioms you might not be familiar with, such as process substitution and piping into bash.

Linux Pocket Guide provides an organized learning path to help you gain mastery of the most useful and important commands. Whether you’re a novice who needs to get up to speed on Linux or an experienced user who wants a concise and functional reference, this guide provides quick answers.

Selected topics include:

  • The filesystem and shell
  • File creation and editing
  • Text manipulation and pipelines
  • Backups and remote storage
  • Viewing and controlling processes
  • User account management
  • Becoming the superuser
  • Network connections
  • Audio and video
  • Installing software
  • Programming with shell scripts

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781491927571
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/28/2016
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 146,354
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Daniel J. Barrett has been immersed in Internet technology since 1985. Currently, he is working as a software engineer. He is the author of O'Reilly's Linux Pocket Guide, and the coauthor of two more O'Reilly books: Linux Security Cookbook, and SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Linux Pocket Guide;
1.1 What’s in This Book?;
1.2 Getting Help;
1.3 Linux: A First View;
1.4 The Filesystem;
1.5 The Shell;
1.6 Basic File Operations;
1.7 Directory Operations;
1.8 File Viewing;
1.9 File Creation and Editing;
1.10 File Properties;
1.11 File Location;
1.12 File Text Manipulation;
1.13 File Compression and Packaging;
1.14 File Comparison;
1.15 Printing;
1.16 Spell Checking;
1.17 Disks and Filesystems;
1.18 Backups and Remote Storage;
1.19 Viewing Processes;
1.20 Controlling Processes;
1.21 Scheduling Jobs;
1.22 Logins, Logouts, and Shutdowns;
1.23 Users and Their Environment;
1.24 User Account Management;
1.25 Becoming the Superuser;
1.26 Group Management;
1.27 Host Information;
1.28 Host Location;
1.29 Network Connections;
1.30 Email;
1.31 Web Browsing;
1.32 Usenet News;
1.33 Instant Messaging;
1.34 Screen Output;
1.35 Math and Calculations;
1.36 Dates and Times;
1.37 Graphics and Screensavers;
1.38 Audio;
1.39 Video;
1.40 Installing Software;
1.41 Programming with Shell Scripts;
1.42 Final Words;

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