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FreeBSD Unleashed

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ISBN-10: 0672322064

ISBN-13: 9780672322068

Edition: 2002

Authors: Michael Urban

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FreeBSD is a freely available Linux system based on the 4.4BSD distribution from the University of California. It is an open source product developed by volunteers all over the world. This title offers indepth coverage of all topics.
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 10/12/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 99998
Size: 7.32" wide x 9.13" long x 2.09" tall
Weight: 3.740
Language: English

Michael Urban is the former editorial director for the Globe Pequot Press. He lives in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

Introduction to Freebsd
What Is FreeBSD? Why Use FreeBSD? What Can You Do with FreeBSD?
A Brief History of FreeBSD and UNIX
The Design Philosophy of UNIX
FreeBSD Compared to Other Operating Systems
FreeBSD Mascot
Installing FreeBSD
Checking Your Hardware
Creating Boot Disks
System Booting in to the Install Program
Introduction to the FreeBSD Sysinstall Program Navigating the Sysinstall Program
Creating Partitions and Assigning Mount Points
Selecting a Canned Distribution Set
Choose the Installation Media
Exiting the Install and Rebooting the System
Booting FreeBSD for the First Time
Shutting Down FreeBSD
Advanced Installation Issues
Backing Up Existing Filesystems
Nondestructive Hard Disk Partitioning with FIPS
Working with FIPS
Potential Problems with and Limitations of Dual Boot Systems
The FreeBSD Boot Manager
Booting FreeBSD from LILO
Alternate Installation Methods
Using Freebsd
Your First Session with FreeBSD
FreeBSD Startup Process
The Bootstrap
The Kernel
Logging In to FreeBSD
Starting the X-Windows System
Introduction to the Gnome Desktop Environment
Stopping the X-Windows System
Logging Out of FreeBSD
Shutting Down the FreeBSD System
Working with the Gnome Desktop Environment
Window Managers
The Gnome Desktop Environment
Navigating the Desktop
The Gnome Panel
Working with Windows
Exploring the Gnome and X-Windows Applets
Managing Files and Directories with the Gnome File Manager
Getting Help in Gnome
Customizing the Gnome Desktop Environment
Adding New Icons to the Desktop
Customizing the Gnome Panel
Adding and Removing Panels
Customizing the Gnome File Manager
Working with the Gnome Control Center
Customizing Sawfish Window Manager Options
Working with Applications
Working with Text
Graphics and Images
StarOffice Office Suite
Networking Applications
Working with the Shell
Introducing the Shell
Types of Shells Available
Changing Your Shell
Getting Help in the Shell
Basic Shell File Manipulation
Text-Related Commands
Pipes and Input/Output Redirection
Command Completion and History Editing
Administering Freebsd
The FreeBSD Filesystem
The FreeBSD Directory Structure
Monitoring Filesystem Usage
Mounting and Unmounting FreeBSD Filesystems
Mounting and Unmounting
Filesystems from Other Operating Systems
Mounting and Unmounting CD-ROM and Floppy-Based Filesystems
Understanding the /etc/fstab File
Checking and Repairing Filesystems with fsck
Setting and Enforcing User Filesystem Quotas
Users, Groups, and Permissions
Introduction to Users and Groups
Why Use Groups? File Ownership
File and Directory Permissions
Access Control Lists (ACLs)
Adding and Removing Users
System Configuration and Startup Scripts
Understanding the FreeBSD Startup Process
Resource Configuration Scripts
The inetd Daemon and the inetd.conf Configuration File
The System Logger (syslogd) and the syslog.conf File
Notes on the /etc/rc.local File
Customizing the Shell
What Is a Shell? Adding Shells to the System and Making Them Available
Using Alternate Shells
Shell Initialization Files
Customizing Your Shell Environment
Shell and Environment Variables
Shell Programming
A Simple Shell Program
Interacting with the User
Arithmetic in Shell Programs
Conditional Statements
Exit Status
File Descriptors
Debugging Shell Scripts
Advanced Features of Korn Shell Scripting
Performance Monitoring, Process Control, and Job Automation