Sams Teach Yourself Unix in 24 Hours

ISBN-10: 0672328143

ISBN-13: 9780672328145

Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Dave Taylor

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Sams Teach Yourself Unix in 24 Hours , Fourth Edition is a tutorial for both beginning users and those with some previous Unix/Linux experience. This book is designed to teach the reader the most common Unix tasks in 24 one-hour lessons. Each lesson presents the topic in a clear, concise manner. The author guides the reader through the basics of maintaining and manipulating a Unix/Linux operating system. The hands-on approach allows the user to work through the exercises and grasp common Unix/Linux concepts. This newest edition of the popular Sams Teach Yourself Unix in 24 Hours family is updated to match changes to the system, and meet more current learning needs.
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 8/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Dave Taylor is a popular writer focused on both business and technology. A thirty year veteran of the Unix world, he's a columnist for "Linux Journal" and writes extensively about gadgets and technology at Founder of four Internet startups, author of twenty books, he's also an award-winning public speaker and film critic, when he's not busy being single dad to his three children.

Does Each Chapter Take an Hour?
What If I Take Longer Than 24 Hours?
Are There Really 24 Hours Worth of Lessons?
How to Use This Book
What Is This Unix Stuff?
Goals for This Hour
What Is Unix?
A Brief History of Unix
What's All This About Multiuser Systems?
Cracking Open the Shell
Getting Help
Getting onto the System and Using the Command Line
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Beginning Your Session
Seeing What's Going On Around You
Moving About the File System
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What a Hierarchical File System Is All About
Directory Separator Characters
The Difference Between Relative and Absolute Filenames
Listing Files and Managing Disk Usage
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The Is Command
Special is Command Flags
Permissions Strings
Ownership and Permissions
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Working with File Permissions
Creating, Moving, Renaming, and Deleting Files and Directories
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Manipulating the Unix File System
Looking into Files
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Looking Inside Files
Filters, Pipes, and Wildcards!
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Maximizing the Command Line
Slicing and Dicing Command-Pipe Data
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The awk Programming System
How to Use cut in Pipes
Inline Editing with sed and tr
An Introduction to the vi Editor
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Editing the Unix Way
Advanced vi Tricks, Tools, and Techniques
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Advanced Editing with vi
Summary of vi Commands
An Overview of the emacs Editor
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The Other Popular Editor: emacs
Introduction to Command Shells
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The (Command) Shell Game
Advanced Shell Interaction
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Which Shell Is Which?
Job Control
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Wrestling with Your Jobs
Shell Programming Overview
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Build Your Own Commands
Advanced Shell Programming
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Searching a Database of Filenames with mylocate
Printing in the Unix Environment
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Making a Printed Copy
Archives and Backups
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The tar Tape Archive Utility
Shrinking Your Files with compress
Exploring the Unix Tape Command: cpio
Personal Backup Solutions
Working with Unix Package Managers
Communicating with Email
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Interacting with the World
Using telnet, SSH, and ftp
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Stepping Beyond Your Own System
Searching for Information and Files
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Finding What's Where
Perl Programming in Unix
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Flexible and Powerful: Perl
GNOME and the GUI Environment
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Tweaking Your Inner GNOME
Working with GNOME Applications
Common Unix Questions and Answers
How do I use findxargs with filenames that contain spaces?
How do I find large files on my system?
How do I run a program on a schedule?
How do fix file permission problems?
How do I list files that don't match a given pattern?
How do I view lines X-Y in a text file?
How do I add a new directory to my PATH?
How do I recover deleted files?
How can I set my shell to protect me from accidental deletions?
What do the shell errors "arg list too long" and "broken pipe" mean?
Why use ssh instead of telnet? Or sftp instead of ftp?
Working with the Apache Web Server
Goals for This Hour
Working with a Unix Web Server
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