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Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming

ISBN-10: 0131478230

ISBN-13: 9780131478237

Edition: 2006

Authors: Mark G. Sobell

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Description:

This practical guide shows the Linux user which utilities are the most useful and which options are the most important. The guide also contains an introduction to Linux shell programming and covers two popular text editors: VI and Emacs.
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1008
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 3.278
Language: English

Preface
Welcome to Linux
The GNU-Linux Connection
The Heritage of Linux: UNIX
What Is So Good About Linux?
Overview of Linux
Additional Features of Linux
Exercises
The Linux Operating System
Getting Started
Conventions Used in This Book
Logging In
Working with the Shell
Curbing Your Power: Superuser Access
Getting the Facts: Where to Find Documentation
More About Logging In
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
Command Line Utilities
Special Characters
Basic Utilities
Working with Files
(Pipe): Communicates Between Processes
Four More Utilities
Compressing and Archiving Files
Locating Commands
Obtaining User and System Information
Communicating with Other Users
Email
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
The Linux Filesystem
The Hierarchical Filesystem
Directory and Ordinary Files
Working with Directories
Access Permissions
Links
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
The Shell
The Command Line
Standard Input and Standard Output
Running a Program in the Background
Filename Generation/Pathname Expansion
Builtins
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
The Editors
The vim Editor
History
Tutorial: Creating and Editing a File with vim
The compatible Parameter
Introduction to vim Features
Command Mode: Moving the Cursor
Input Mode
Command Mode: Deleting and Changing Text
Searching and Substituting
Miscellaneous Commands
Yank, Put, and Delete Commands
Reading and Writing Files
Setting Parameters
Advanced Editing Techniques
Units of Measure
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
The emacs Editor
History
Tutorial: Getting Started with emacs
Basic Editing Commands
Online Help
Advanced Editing
Language-Sensitive Editing
Customizing emacs
More Information
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
The Shells
The Bourne Again Shell
Background
Shell Basics
Parameters and Variables
Processes
History
Aliases
Functions
Controlling bash Features and Options
Processing the Command Line
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
The TC Shell
Shell Scripts
Entering and Leaving the TC Shell
Features Common to the Bourne Again and TC Shells
Redirecting Standard Error
Working with the Command Line
Variables
Control Structures
Builtins
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
Programming Tools
Programming Tools
Programming in C
Using Shared Libraries
Make: Keeps a Set of Programs Current
Debugging C Programs
Threads
System Calls
Source Code Management
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
Programming the Bourne Again Shell
Control Structures 436
File Descriptors
Parameters and Variables
Builtin Commands
Expressions
Shell Programs
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
The gawk