UNIX A Desktop Quick Reference for System V Release 4 and Solaris 7

ISBN-10: 1565924274

ISBN-13: 9781565924277

Edition: 3rd 1999

Authors: Arnold Robbins, Frank Willison

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You may have seen Unix quick-reference guides, but you've never seen anything like "UNIX in a Nutshell. Not a scaled-down quick reference of common commands, "UNIX in a Nutshell is a complete reference containing all commands and options, along with generous descriptions and examples that put the commands in context. For all but the thorniest Unix problems, this one reference should be all the documentation you need. The third edition of "UNIX in a Nutshell includes thorough coverage of System V Release 4. To that, author Arnold Robbins has added the latest information about: Sixty new commands in "The Alphabetical Summary of CommandsSolaris 7Shell syntax ("sh, "csh, and the 1988 and 1993 versions of "ksh)Regular expression syntax"vi and "ex commands, as well as newly updated Emacs information"sed and "awk commands"troff and related commands and macros, with a new section on "refer"make, RCS (version 5.7), and SCCS commandsIn addition, there is a new Unix bibliography to guide the reader to further reading about the Unix environment. If you currently use Unix SVR4, or if you're a Solaris user, you'll want this book. "UNIX in a Nutshell is the most comprehensive quick reference on the market, a must for any Unix user.
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List price: $29.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/13/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Arnold Robbins, an Atlanta native, is a professional programmer and technical author. He has been working with Unix systems since 1980, when he was introduced to a PDP-11 running a version of Sixth Edition Unix. His experience also includes multiple commercial Unix systems, from Sun, IBM, HP and DEC. He has been working with GNU/Linux systems since 1996. He likes his Macintosh laptop, but it has been commandeered by one of his daughters. Arnold has also been a heavy awk user since 1987, when he became involved with gawk, the GNU project's version of awk. As a member of the POSIX 1003.2 balloting group, he helped shape the POSIX standard for awk. He is currently the maintainer of gawk and its documentation. O'Reilly has been keeping him busy: He is author and/or coauthor of the bestselling titles: Unix In A Nutshell, Effective awk Programming, sed & awk, Classic Shell Scripting, and several pocket references.

Commands and Shells
Merging the Traditions
What's in the Quick Reference
Beginner's Guide
Guide for Users of BSD-Derived Systems
Solaris: Standard Compliant Programs
Unix Commands
Alphabetical Summary of Commands
The Unix Shell: An Overview
Introduction to the Shell
Purpose of the Shell
Shell Flavors
Common Features
Differing Features
The Bourne Shell and Korn Shell
Overview of Features
Arithmetic Expressions
Command History
Job Control
Invoking the Shell
Restricted Shells
Built-in Commands (Bourne and Korn Shells)
The C Shell
Overview of Features
Command History
Job Control
Invoking the Shell
Built-in C Shell Commands
Text Editing and Processing
Pattern Matching
Filenames Versus Patterns
Metacharacters, Listed by Unix Program
Examples of Searching
The Emacs Editor
Summary of Commands by Group
Summary of Commands by Key
Summary of Commands by Name
The vi Editor
Review of vi Operations
Movement Commands
Edit Commands
Saving and Exiting
Accessing Multiple Files
Interacting with Unix
Miscellaneous Commands
Alphabetical List of Keys
Setting Up vi
The ex Editor
Syntax of ex Commands
Alphabetical Summary of ex Commands
The sed Editor
Conceptual Overview
Command-Line Syntax
Syntax of sed Commands
Group Summary of sed Commands
Alphabetical Summary of sed Commands
The awk Programming Language
Conceptual Overview
Command-Line Syntax
Patterns and Procedures
Built-in Variables
Variables and Array Assignments
User-Defined Functions
Group Listing of awk Functions and Commands
Implementation Limits
Alphabetical Summary of Functions and Commands
Text Formatting
nroff and troff
Command-Line Invocation
Conceptual Overview
Default Operation of Requests
Group Summary of Requests
Alphabetical Summary of Requests
Escape Sequences
Predefined Registers
Special Characters
mm Macros
Alphabetical Summary of mm Macros
Predefined String Names
Number Registers Used in mm
Other Reserved Macro and String Names
Sample Document
ms Macros
Alphabetical Summary of ms Macros
Number Registers for Page Layout
Reserved Macro and String Names
Reserved Number Register Names
Sample Document
me Macros
Alphabetical Summary of me Macros
Predefined Strings
Predefined Number Registers
Sample Document
man Macros
Alphabetical Summary of man Macros
Predefined Strings
Internal Names
Sample Document
troff Preprocessors
Software Development
The Source Code Control System
Overview of Commands
Basic Operation
Identification Keywords
Data Keywords
Alphabetical Summary of SCCS Commands
sccs and Pseudo-Commands
The Revision Control System
Overview of Commands
Basic Operation
General RCS Specifications
Conversion Guide for SCCS Users
Alphabetical Summary of Commands
The make Utility
Conceptual Overview
Command-Line Syntax
Description File Lines
Special Target Names
Writing Command Lines
Sample Default Macros, Suffixes, and Rules
ASCII Character Set
Obsolete Commands
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