Harley Hahn's Guide to Unix and Linux

ISBN-10: 0073133612
ISBN-13: 9780073133614
Edition: 2009
Authors: Harley Hahn
List price: $131.00
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Book details

List price: $131.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 2/7/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 960
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.322
Language: English

"Harley Hahn's Guide to Unix and Linux" is a modern, comprehensivetext for anyone who wants to learn how to use Unix or Linux.The book is suitable as a primary or secondary textbook for classroom use, as well as for readers who want to teach themselves. The text covers all the basic concepts and tools Unix/Linux users need to master: Unix vs Linux, GUIs, the command line interface, the online manual, syntax, the shell, standard I/O and redirection, pipes and filters, vi and Emacs, the Unix file system, and job control. Hahn offers a thoroughly readable approach to teaching Unix & Linux by emphasizing core ideas and carefully explaining unfamiliar terminology. The bookwalks readers through Unix & Linux systems from the very beginning, assuming no prior knowledge, and laying out material in a logical, straightforward manner.An experienced author, Hahn writes in a clear, engaging, and student-friendly style, resulting in a text that is both easy and entertaining to read.Motivating pedagogy, such as "What's in a Name?" boxes and highlighted Hintsprovide readers with interesting background and helpful tips. For additional resources, readers can visit the author's website at www.harley.com

Harley Hahn has won praise for his entertaining, informative, and hugely popular books on computers and the Internet. Hahn earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and a graduate computer science degree from the University of California at San Diego. He studied medicine at the University of Toronto Medical School before deciding to write professionally. He is best known for Harley Hahn's Internet & Web Yellow Pages (fifth edition, 1998). The first Internet book to sell more than a million copies, it is widely considered an indispensable resource to the wonders of cyberspace. His goal was not only to show Internet users the best sites to explore, but to guide them to related subjects that interest them, and help them to use the Web to its fullest potential. In addition to a comprehensive list of categories and subcategories to topics on the Net, the book includes many samplings from Web sites and news groups, along with whimsical features, such as a list of "25 things to do on the Net when you should be working." Harley Hahn's other books include The InternetComplete Reference (1996), A Student's Guide to Unix (1993) and The Unix Companion (1995).

a Personal Note from Harley HahnWalk
through for Students and Teachers
List of Figures
Glossary
Introduction to Unix
What is Unix? What is Linux?
The Unix Connection
Starting to Use Unix
GUIs: Graphical Users Interfaces
The Unix Work Environment
Using the Keyboard with Unix
Programs to Use Right Away
Documentation: The Unix Manual and Info
Command Syntax
The Shell
Using the Shell: Variables and Option
Using the Shell: Commands and Customization
Using the Shell: Initialization Files
Standard I/O, Redirection, and Pipes
Filters: Introduction and Basic Operations
Filters: Comparing and Extracting
Filters: Counting and Formatting
Filters: Selecting, Sorting, Combining, and Changing
Regular Expressions
Displaying Files
The vi Text Editor
The Unix Filesystem
Working with Directories Working with Files
Processes and Job Control
Summary of Unix Commands Covered in this Book
Summary of Unix Commands By Category
Summary of vi Commands
The ASCII Code
What To Do If You Forget The Root Password
Time Zones and 24-Hour Time
Shell Options and Shell variables

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