UNIX for the Impatient

ISBN-10: 0201823764

ISBN-13: 9780201823769

Edition: 2nd 1996

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Thoroughly updated to account for recent developments, the second edition of this bestselling book is an in-depth, comprehensive guide to UNIX-a handbook you can use both for learning and as a ready reference. The book is written for the technically oriented UNIX user who doesn't want to wade through verbose tutorials, but isn't already an expert. Its functional organization makes it easy to find the right tool for any task, with a complete alphapbetical summary providing fast lookup of commands, options, and subcommands. The Second Edition is based on the IEEE POSX.2 Standard now widely adopted by UNIX vendors and implementors. Topics include user utilities, shells the vi editior and other standard editors, the GNU Emacs editor, Internet access tools, the awk language and the X Windows System. New topics in the second edition include the KornShell, internationalization, the World Wide Web, newsreaders, and systems administrators from the user's perspective. Background material now includes poplular new systems such as Linux and FreeBSD.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Publication date: 9/7/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 864
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

UNIX Background
2 Standard
How to Use This Book
Typographical Conventions
Syntactic Conventions
Getting Started
The UNIX Manual
System Administration and the Superuser
Users and Groups
What the Shell Does
The UNIX Kernel
The UNIX File System
File Permissions
Conventions for Using Files
Standard Files and Redirection
Other Facilities for Interprocess Communication
UNIX Commands
Local Variables
Initialization Files
Terminal Descriptions
Locales, Code Sets, and Internationalization
Regular Expressions
Operations on Files
Operations on Directories
Listing Files with ls
Displaying and Concatenating Files with cat
Linking, Moving, and Copying Files with ln, mv, and cp
Removing Files
Examining Files or Output with a Pager
Printing Files
Finding Files with find
Locating, Classifying, and Checking Files
Comparing Files
Controlling File Access and Ownership
Miscellaneous File Utilities
Data Compression and Encoding
Archiving Sets of Files
Examining Files with od
Copying and Converting Data with dd
Updating Files with patch
Creating Special Files
Data Manipulation Using Filters
Sorting Files with sort
Finding Patterns with grep
Simple Data Transformations
Extracting Parts of Files
Combining Files
Using sed to Edit from a Script
The awk Programming Language
Other Data Manipulation Languages
Utility Programs
Information Services
Reporting on the Status of Processes
Managing Processes
Commands Related to Logging In
Controlling Your Terminal
On-Line Communication with Other Users
Disk Usage Statistics
Writing and Reading Strings
Evaluating Expressions
Special Invocation of Commands
Querying Your UNIX Environment
Miscellaneous Services
Producing Locale Information and Defining a Locale
Document Processing
Version Control
The Korn and POSIX Shells
Overview of the KornShell
Interacting with the Shell
Editing an Input Line
Calling the Shell Directly
Shell Scripts
Syntax of Shell Input
Simple Commands
Linking Commands with Operators
The test, true, and false Commands
Compound Commands
How Commands Are Executed
Parameter Expansions
Commands for Job Control
The Command History and the fc Command
Intrinsic Commands and Predefined Aliases
Predefined Variables Used by the Shell
Execution Options
Initialization Files for the Shell
Parsing Command Lines with getopts
A Sample Shell Script
Other Shells
The C Shell csh
Bash, the "Bourne-again Shell."
Standard Editors
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