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Teach Yourself Unix in 24 Hours

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ISBN-10: 0672321270

ISBN-13: 9780672321276

Edition: 3rd 2001

Authors: Dave Taylor

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The authors discuss the basics of UNIX in the introduction then lead the reader through a series of tutorials that explain the key elements and features of the operating system.
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 4/30/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Does Each Chapter Take an Hour?
What If I Take Longer Than 24 Hours?
How to Use This Book
Main Section
What Is This Unix Stuff?
What Is Unix?
A Brief History of Unix
The C Programming Language
Unix Becomes Popular
What's All This About Multiuser Systems?
Cracking Open the Shell
Getting Help
Man Pages, Unix Online Reference
Other Ways to Find Help in Unix
Getting onto the System and Using the Command Line
Beginning Your Session
Logging In and Out of the System
Changing Passwords with passwd
Picking a Secure Password
Seeing What's Going On Around You
Who Are You?
Finding Out What Other Users Are Logged In to the System
What Is Everyone Doing on the Computer?
Checking the Current Date and Time
Moving About the File System
What a Hierarchical File System Is All About
The Unix File System Organization
The bin Directory
The dev Directory
The etc Directory
The lib Directory
The lost+found Directory
The mnt and sys Directories
The tmp Directory
The usr Directory
Other Miscellaneous Stuff at the Top Level
Directory Separator Characters
The Difference Between Relative and Absolute Filenames
Hidden Files in Unix
The Special Directories. and
The env Command
Find Where You Are with pwd
Moving to Another Location with cd
Listing Files and Managing Disk Usage
The ls Command
All About the ls Command
Having ls Tell You More
Combining Flags
Listing Other Directories Without Changing Location
Special ls Command Flags
Changing the Sort Order in ls
Listing Directory Trees Recursively in ls
Long Listing Format in ls
Permissions Strings
Long Listing Format for Directories in ls
Creating Files with the touch Command
Checking Disk Space Usage with du
Checking Available Disk Space with df
Shrinking Big Files with the compress Program
Ownership and Permissions
Working with File Permissions
Understanding File Permissions Settings
Directory Permissions Settings
Modifying File and Directory Permissions with chmod
Setting New File Permissions with chmod
Calculating Numeric Permissions Strings
Establishing Default File and Directory Permissions with the umask Command
Identifying Owner and Group for Any File or Directory
Creating, Moving, Renaming, and Deleting Files and Directories
Manipulating the Unix File System
Creating New Directories Using mkdir
Copying Files to New Locations Using cp
Moving Files to New Locations Using mv
Renaming Files with mv
Removing Directories with rmdir
Removing Files Using rm
Minimizing the Danger of the rm Command
Looking into Files
Looking Inside Files
Using file to Identify File Types
Exploring Unix Directories with file
Peeking at the First Few Lines with head
Viewing the Last Few Lines with tail
Viewing the Contents of Files with cat
Viewing Larger Files with more
Filters and Piping
Maximizing the Command Line
The Secrets of File Redirection
Counting Words and Lines Using wc
Removing Extraneous Lines Using uniq
Sorting Information in a File Using sort
Wildcards and Regular Expressions
Finding Needles in Haystacks
Filename Wildcards
Advanced Filename Wildcards
Searching Files Using grep
Creating Sophisticated Regular Expressions
For Complex Expressions, Try egrep
Searching for Multiple Patterns at Once with fgrep
An Introduction to the vi Editor
Editing the Unix Way
How to Start and Quit vi
Simple Cursor Motion in vi
Moving by Words and Pages
Inserting Text into the File Using i, a, o, and O
Deleting Text
Advanced vi Tricks, Tools, and Techniques
Advanced Editing with vi
Searching Within a File
The Colon Commands in vi
How to Start vi Correctly
Search and Replace
The Change and Replace Commands
Accessing Unix with!
Summary of vi Commands
An Overview of the emacs Editor
The Other Popular Editor: emacs
Launching emacs and Inserting Text
How to Move Around in a File
How to Delete Characters and Words
Search and Replace in emacs
Using the emacs Tutorial and Help System
Working with Other Files
Introduction to Command Shells
The (Command) Shell Game
What Shells Are Available?
Identifying Your Shell
How to Choose a New Shell
Learning the Shell Environment
Exploring bash Configuration Files
Advanced Shell Interaction
Which Shell Is Which?
The Shell History Mechanisms
Using History to Cut Down on Typing
Command Aliases
Some Power Aliases
Setting Custom Prompts
Shell Programming Overview
Build Your Own Commands
Shell Variables
Shell Arithmetic
Comparison Functions
Conditional Expressions
Looping Expressions
Bash Functions
Slicing and Dicing Command-Pipe Data
The awk Programming System
Learning to Use awk
How to Use cut in Pipes
Slicing and Dicing with cut
Inline Editing with sed and tr
Inline Editing with sed and tr
Job Control
Wrestling with Your Jobs
Job Control in the Shell: Stopping Jobs
Foreground/Background and Unix Programs
Finding Out What Tasks Are Running
Terminating Processes with kill
Printing in the Unix Environment
Making a Printed Copy
Find Local Printers with printers
Printing Files with lpr or lp
Formatting Print Jobs with pr and col
Working with the Print Queue
Searching for Information and Files
Finding What's Where
The find Command and Its Weird Options
Using find with xargs
Archives and Backups
The tar Tape Archive Utility
Learning to use tar
Shrinking Your Files with compress
Shrinking Large Files on Unix
Exploring the Unix Tape Command: cpio
Action 20.3: A Quick Exploration of cpio
Personal Backup Solutions
A Personal Backup Scheme
Communicating with E-mail
Interacting with the World
Enabling Messages Using mesg
Writing to Other Users
Reading Electronic Mail with mailx
Sending Mail with mailx
Internet E-mail Addresses
The Smarter Electronic Mail Alternative, elm
A Glimpse of Pine
Using telnet, SSH, and ftp
Stepping Beyond Your Own System
Connecting to Remote Internet Sites
Telnet from Windows and Macs
Secure Connections with SSH
Copying Files from Other Internet Sites
C Programming in Unix
Extending and Expanding Unix with Your Own Programs
fget, a Smarter FTP Client
Compiling the Program with cc, the C Compiler
The Invaluable make Utility
Additional Useful C Tools
Perl Programming in Unix
Flexible and Powerful: Perl
Exchange, a Demonstration Currency Translator Written in Perl
Checking Code Quality with -w
Online Perl Documentation and Information
Other Useful Perl Commands
Working with the Apache Server
Working with a Unix Web Server
Exploring Apache Configuration Files
Creating a Simple CGI Program
A Server-Side Include Program
Understanding Apache Log Files