Introduction to Unix and Linux

ISBN-10: 0072226951
ISBN-13: 9780072226959
Edition: 2003
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Description: For those with little computer knowledge, this book provides a fundamental introduction to the Unix and Linux operating systems. It takes a practical approach to the concepts with skill-building exercises, hands-on tutorials, and clear explanations.

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Book details

List price: $69.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 12/30/2002
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 688
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.048
Language: English

For those with little computer knowledge, this book provides a fundamental introduction to the Unix and Linux operating systems. It takes a practical approach to the concepts with skill-building exercises, hands-on tutorials, and clear explanations.

Acknowledgments
Logging On to the System
Why Study UNIX/Linux?
Logging On to a System
Chapter Review
Touring Essential Programs
Surveying the Development of UNIX and Linux
Issuing Commands to Execute Utilities
Communicating Instructions to the Shell
Navigating the Filesystem
Examining and Managing Files
Accessing the Programmer's Manual
Accessing Internet Resources
Chapter Review
Command Summary
Touring Utilities and System Features
Employing Fundamental Utilities
Starting Additional Linux Terminal Sessions
Managing Input and Output
Employing Special Characters in Command Lines
Modifying the User Environment
Surveying Elements of a Functioning System
Chapter Review
Command Summary
Mastering the Visual Editor
Introducing the Visual Editor
Working in an Existing File with vi
Touring the Visual Editor
Quickly Moving around in a File
Adding Text to a File
Avoiding Confusion Entering Commands to Shell and vi
Deleting Text from a File
Undoing Editing Commands
Creating New Files with the Visual Editor
Making Text Changes
Moving and Copying Text
Writing the File and Quitting the Editor
Chapter Review
Command Summary
Exploring Utilities
Examining the Contents of Files
Selecting Portions of a File with cut
Putting Lines Together with paste
Formatting Output with the Column Utility
Searching for Lines Containing a Target String with grep
Performing Mathematical Calculations
Ordering the Lines of a File with sort
Identifying and Removing Duplicate Lines
Comparing the Contents of Files with comm
Examining Differences between Files
Translating Characters with tr
Listing Names of Files and Directories
Editing from the Command Line with the Stream Editor
Manipulating Data with awk
Sending Output to a File and to Another Utility
Using file to Determine the Type of a File
Modifying Timestamps on Files
Employing Multiple Utilities to Achieve Broader Goals
Chapter Review
Command Summary
Using Utilities to Accomplish Complex Tasks
Creating and Executing a Script to List User Information
Listing Directories and Files Separately
Identifying Changes Made to Files in a Directory
Creating a Complex Word Analysis Script
Chapter Review
Command Summary
Creating and Changing Directories
Employing Directories to Create Order
Managing Files in Directories
Using Pathnames to Manage Files in Directories
Accessing Files in Remote Directories Using All Methods
Managing Files from More Than One Directory
Moving and Removing Directories and Their Contents
Chapter Review
Command Summary
Specifying Instructions to the Shell
Examining Shell Command-Line Execution
Shell Command-Line Expansion
Customizing How the Shell Functions
Employing Advanced User Features
Chapter Review
Command Summary
Setting and Using Permissions
Describing File Permissions
Using Execute Permissions with a File
Changing File Permissions Using Mnemonics
Changing File Permissions Numerically
Changing Permissions for Group and Other
Exploring the Effect of Granting Different Permissions
Modifying Directory Permissions
Changing Permissions for Files in All Subdirectories
Identifying Other System Permissions
Setting Permissions When Files and Directories Are Created
Examining the Impact of umask on Other Operations
Chapter Review
Command Summary
Controlling User Processes
Processing Processes
Managing Jobs
Chapter Review
Command Summary
Locating, Printing, and Archiving User Files
Creating a Long File
Splitting Long Files
Locating Files with find
Printing Your Heart Out
Archiving Files
Chapter Review
Command Summary
Accessing and Exploring Graphical Desktops
Starting the X Window System from a Terminal
Exploring the Graphical Desktop Environment
Chapter Review
Command Summary
Maintaining and Administering a Linux System
Introducing Super User Powers
Exploring System Files, Processes and Features
Managing System Startup and Shutdown
Managing Users
Backing Up User Data
Installing Application Packages from the CD
Installing a Printer
Maintaining a Secure System
Chapter Review
Command Summary
Installing Red Hat Linux 7.3
Preparing to Install Red Hat Linux
Installing Linux on a PC
Summary
Index

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