Your UNIX The Ultimate Guide

ISBN-10: 0072520426
ISBN-13: 9780072520422
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
Authors: Sumitabha Das
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List price: $128.67
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 1/7/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 864
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Preface
List of Tables
Getting Started
The Operating System
The UNIX Operating System
Knowing Your Machine
Knowing Your Keyboard
The System Administrator
Logging In and Out
Trying Out Some Commands
Two Important Observations
When Things Go Wrong
Yet Another Session: Working with Files and Directories
How It All Clicked
Linux and GNU
Inside UNIX
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Key Terms
Understanding the UNIX Command
General Features of a Command
The PATH: Locating Commands
Internal and External Commands
Command Structure
Flexibility of Command Usage
man: On-Line Help
The man Documentation
info: The Texinfo Documentation
whatis and apropos: Which Command Will Do the Job?
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Key Terms
General-Purpose Utilities
passwd: Change Your Password
who and w: Know the Users
tty: Know Your Terminal
lock: Lock Your Terminal
stty: Set Terminal Characteristics
script: Record Your Session
clear and tput: Clear Your Screen
uname: Know Your Machine's Name
date: Display the System Date
cal: The Calendar
calendar: A Useful Reminder Mechanism
bc: The Calculator
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Key Terms
The vi/vim Editor
vi Preliminaries
Quitting vi--The Last Line Mode
Inserting and Replacing Text
Saving Text (:w)
Exit to the UNIX Shell
The Repeat Factor
The Command Mode
Navigation
Operators
Deleting, Moving and Yanking Text
Changing Text (c and *)
The Dot: Repeating the Last Command
Undoing Last Editing Instructions (u and U)
String Search
Searching with Regular Expressions
Search and Replace (:s)
Handling Multiple Files
Marking Text
Filtering Text--The ! Operator
Named Buffers: Copying and Moving Multiple Text Sections
Recovering Multiple Deletions
Abbreviating Text (:ab)
Customizing the Keyboard (:map)
Customizing the Environment (:set)
Summary
Going Further
Self-Test
Exercises
Going Further
Key Terms
The GNU emacs Editor
emacs Preliminaries
Quitting emacs
Inserting and Replacing Text
Saving Text
The Digit Argument
Navigation
Working with Regions
Deleting, Moving and Copying Text
Changing Case of Text
Command Completion
Undoing and Redoing Editing
String Search
Searching with Regular Expressions
Search and Replace
Using Multiple Files, Windows and Buffers
Escape to Shell
Using the Help Facility ([Ctrl-h])
Marking Text
Filtering Text
Storing Multiple Text Sections
Recovering Multiple Deletions ([Alt-y])
Abbreviating Text (abbrev-mode)
Customizing the Keyboard
Using Macros
Customizing the Editor Environment
Summary
Going Further
Self-Test
Exercises
Going Further
Key Terms
The File System
The File
What's in a (File)name?
The Parent-Child Relationship
The UNIX File System
pwd: Knowing Your Current Directory
Absolute Pathnames
cd: Changing Directories
Relative Pathnames (. and ..)
mkdir: Making Directories
rmdir: Removing Directories
cp: Copying Files
rm: Deleting Files
mv: Renaming Files
cat: Displaying and Creating Files
file: Know the File Types
lp and cancel: Printing a File
df: Finding Out the Free Disk Space
du: Finding Out Your Own Consumption
compress, gzip and zip: Compress Your Files
Conclusion
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Key Terms
File Attributes
ls: Listing Files
ls -l: Listing File Attributes
Listing Directory Attributes (ls -d)
File Permissions
chmod: Changing File Permissions
Directory Permissions
umask: Default File Permissions
File Ownership
chown and chgrp: Changing File Ownership
File Modification and Access Times
touch: Changing the Time Stamps
File Systems and Inodes
ln: Links
Symbolic Links
find: Locating Files
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Key Terms
The Shell
The Shell as Command Processor
Pattern Matching--The Wild Cards
Escaping--The Backslash (\)
Quoting
Escaping and Quoting in echo
Redirection
/dev/null and /dev/tty: Two Special Files
Pipes
tee: Splitting a Stream
Command Substitution
Shell Variables
Shell Scripts
The Shell's Treatment of the Command Line
The Other Shells
More Wild Cards in the Korn Shell and bash
Summary
Going Further
Self-Test
Exercises
Going Further
Key Terms
Simple Filters
more: Paging Output
wc: Line, Word and Character Counting
od: Displaying Data in Octal
pr: Paginating Files
cmp: Comparing Two Files
diff: Converting One File to Another
comm: What Is Common?
head: Displaying the Beginning of a File
tail: Displaying the End of a File
cut: Slitting a File Vertically
paste: Pasting Files
sort: Ordering a File
tr: Translating Characters
uniq: Locate Repeated and Nonrepeated Lines
nl: Line Numbering
dos2unix and unix2dos: DOS and UNIX Files
spell: Check Your Spellings
Applying the Filters
Summary
Summing Up Linux
Self-Test
Exercises
Key Terms
The Process
Understanding the Process
How a Process Is Created
The Login Shell: The First User Process
The init Process
Internal and External Commands
ps: Process Status
Running Jobs in Background
nice: Job Execution with Low Priority
Signals
kill: Premature Termination of a Process
Job Control
at and batch: Execute Later
cron: Running Jobs Periodically
time: Timing Processes
Summary
Summing Up Linux
Self-Test
Exercises
Key Terms
TCP/IP Networking Tools
TCP/IP Basics
talk: Real-Time Conversation
mesg: Your Willingness to Talk
finger: Details of Users
telnet: Remote Login
rlogin: Remote Login without Password
ftp: File Transfer Protocol
rcp: Remote File Copying
rsh: Remote Command Execution
Enforcing Security for the Berkeley r-Utilities
Prelude to the Internet
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Key Terms
The X Window System
Why Use X?
The Graphical User Interface in X
Starting and Stopping X
The X Architecture
Running X Programs Remotely
X Techniques and Components
The Window Manager--A Special Client
CDE: The Common Desktop Environment
xterm: The Main Client
Command Line Options
Copy and Paste
Standard X Clients
.xinitrc: The Startup File
X Resources
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Key Terms
Electronic Mail
Email Basics
mail: The Good Old Mailer
elm: A Screen-Oriented Mail Handler
pine: Yet Another Mail Program
.signature and .forward: Two Important Files
How Mail Works
Netscape Messenger: The Most Powerful Mailer
vacation: Going on Leave
MIME: Handling Binary Files
Summary
Going Further
Self-Test
Exercises
Going Further
Key Terms
The Internet
The Internet Top-Level Domains
The Services on the Internet
Mailing Lists
Newsgroups
Using tin to Read Newsgroups
Using Netscape Messenger for Net News
irc: Internet Relay Chat
The World Wide Web
Using the Web Browser: Netscape Navigator
Hypertext, HTTP and the URL
HTML: The Language of the Web
Saving Web Pages and Graphics
Enhancing Browser Performance
The Bubble that Didn't Burst
MIME Technology on the Web
Summary
Going Further
Self-Test
Exercises
Going Further
Key Terms
Filters Using Regular Expressions--grep and sed
The Sample Database
grep: Searching for a Pattern
grep Options
Regular Expressions--Round One
egrep and fgrep: The Other Members
Regular Expressions--Round Two
sed: The Stream Editor
Line Addressing
Context Addressing
Editing Text
Substitution
Regular Expressions--Round Three
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Key Terms
Programming with awk
awk Preliminaries
Splitting a Line into Fields
printf: Formatting Output
The Comparison Operators
Number Processing
Variables
Reading the Program from a File (-f)
The BEGIN and END Sections
Positional Parameters
getline: Making awk Interactive
Built-In Variables
Arrays
Functions
Control Flow--The if Statement
Looping: for and while
Conclusion
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Key Terms
Customizing the Environment
Which Shell?
Environment Variables
Significance of the Environment (System) Variables
Aliases
Command History
In-line Command Editing in Korn Shell and bash
Filename Completion
Miscellaneous Features
The Initialization Scripts
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Key Terms
Shell Programming
Shell Variables
Shell Scripts
read: Making Scripts Interactive
Positional Parameters
Exit Status of a Command
The Logical Operators andand and --Conditional Execution
exit: Script Termination
The if Conditional
test and []: Companions of if
The case Conditional
expr: Computation and String Handling
$0: Calling a Script with Different Names
sleep and wait
while and until: Looping
Two Sample Scripts
for: Looping with a List
cpback2.sh: The Final Script
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Key Terms
Advanced Shell Programming Including Korn and bash
set: Assigning Values to Positional Parameters
The Here Document ([[)
let: Computation--A Second Look (ksh and bash)
Redirection--A Second Look
user_details.sh: A Script to List User Details
Problems with Sub-Shells
Arrays (ksh and bash)
String Handling (ksh and bash)
Conditional Parameter Substitution
Shell Functions
Devising Shell Functions
eval: Evaluating Twice
createuser.sh: Using eval to Create a User
The exec Statement
set -x: Debugging Shell Scripts
trap: Interrupting a Program
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Key Terms
Perl--The Master Manipulator
perl Preliminaries
chop(): Removing the Last Character
Variables and Operators
The String Handling Functions
Specifying Filenames in Command Line
$_: The Default Variable
Current Line Number ($.) and the Range Operator (..)
Lists and Arrays
ARGV []: Command Line Arguments
foreach: Looping Through a List
split(): Splitting into a List
join(): Joining a List
Modifying Array Contents
Associative Arrays
Regular Expressions and Substitution
File Handling
File Tests
Subroutines
Conclusion
CGI Programming with perl--An Overview
Handling Form Data
Summary
Going Further
Self-Test
Exercises
Going Further
Key Terms
System Administration I--The File System Revisited
The Device
Significance of Device Names
The Hard Disk
Partitions and File Systems
File System Components
The Directory
The Standard File Systems
File System Types
Creating Partitions and File Systems
File System Mounting and Unmounting
fsck: File System Checking
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Key Terms
System Administration II--The General Duties
root: The System Administrator's Login
The Administrator's Privileges
Maintaining User Accounts
Maintaining Security
Booting
Shutdown
Handling Floppy Diskettes
cpio: Copy Input-Output
tar: The "Tape" Archive Program
Managing the Disk Space
Password Administration with passwd
The rc Scripts Used by init
Terminal Management
Printing Preliminaries
Administering an SVR4 Printer
Summary
Going Further
Self-Test
Exercises
Going Further
Key Terms
TCP/IP Network Administration
TCP/IP and the Addressing System
Setting Up the Network Interface Card
ifconfig: Configuring the Network Interface
ping: Checking the Network
Routing
netstat: Displaying the Network Parameters
inetd: The Internet Daemon
pppd: The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Using PPP to Connect to the Internet
PAP and CHAP Authentication
The Network File System
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Key Terms
Going Further--Building the Internet Server
The Network at Rational Planets
The Domain Name Service (DNS)
Setting Up DNS--Configuring the Master Server
The Secondary and Caching Servers
Configuring the Resolver
ndc and nslookup: Testing the Configuration
The Mail Service
sendmail.cf: The Configuration File
Aliases
Setting Up the Mail Server for planets.com
POP and IMAP: The Protocols for Offline Use
Setting Up the Mail System at Velvet
The Web Service
httpd.conf: The Configuration File
Virtual Hosting
Directory Access Control
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Key Terms
The C Shell--Programming Constructs
vi/vim and emacs Command Reference
The Regular Expression Superset
The Shell Reference
The HOWTO
The ASCII Character Set
Glossary
Solutions to Self-Test Questions
Bibliography
vi Index
emacs Index
Commands and Key Terms
C Shell
Korn Shell
bash
Comprehensive Index

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