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Sams Teach Yourself Unix in 10 Minutes

Sams Teach Yourself Unix in 10 Minutes

2nd Edition

Robert Shimonski

Jun 2005, Paperback, 256 pages
ISBN13: 9780672327643
ISBN10: 0672327643
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If you're in need of a quick, concise tutorial to learn Unix and get on your way, this is it. Sams Teach Yourself UNIX in 10 Minutes, Second Edition will help you quickly and easily learn UNIX essentials and review UNIX features and functions. You will master components of UNIX programming through clear, concise learning modules and step-by-step instructions without having to wade through a lot of fluff and theory. You will learn to:

  • Get onto the system and use the command line
  • Move about the file system
  • Create, move, rename and delete files and directories
  • Slice and dice command pipe data
  • Use the vi Editor
  • Print in the UNIX environment
  • And more!

Whatever your expertise level, Sams Teach Yourself UNIX in 10 Minutes will get you up and running with UNIX in no time.

If you're in need of a quick, concise tutorial to learn Unix and get on your way, this is it. Sams Teach Yourself UNIX in 10 Minutes, Second Edition will help you quickly and easily learn UNIX essentials and review UNIX features and functions. You will master components of UNIX programming through clear, concise learning modules and step-by-step instructions without having to wade through a lot of fluff and theory. You will learn to:

  • Get onto the system and use the command line
  • Move about the file system
  • Create, move, rename and delete files and directories
  • Slice and dice command pipe data
  • Use the vi Editor
  • Print in the UNIX environment
  • And more!

Whatever your expertise level, Sams Teach Yourself UNIX in 10 Minutes will get you up and running with UNIX in no time.

Introduction

I. LEARNING THE UNIX ENVIRONMENT: BABY STEPS

1. Getting Started

Practicing with Unix: It Really Does Make You Perfect!

Prepare to Log In

The Login Process

The Logout Process

Shell Game

Working Within the Shell

Summary

2. Getting Help

Finding Help in Unix

Using the Unix Man Pages

More Help

Even More Help!

Graphical Help (Using KDE)

Additional Documentation

Summary

3. Interfacing with Unix Graphically

Overview of the X Window System

How Many Windows Are There?

X Window System Functionality

Window Placement

X Window System Look and Feel

Window Managers

Desktop Environments

Summary

II. NAVIGATING THE UNIX FILE SYSTEM

4. The File System Explained

File System Design

Navigating the File System

Navigating the File System with the GUI

Summary

5. File System Navigation Techniques

Using the find Command

Finding Data with Other Unix Commands

The grep Command

Using the KDE Find Feature

Summary

III. FILE SYSTEM UTILITIES

6. Working with the Shell

Working with Files at the Unix Shell Prompt

Summary

7. Reading Files

The cat Command

Making Output Readable with Pagers

The tail Command

Summary

8. Text Editing

Text Editing with Unix

The vi Editor

The emacs Editor

Desktop Environment Tools: KDE's Built-in Editor

Summary

9. Text and File Utilities

The wc Command

The split Command

The diff and patch Commands

Tying It All Together: File Management Skills Test

Summary

10. Compression and Archiving Tools

Managing Files in Unix

Managing Your Disk Usage

Compressing Files in Unix

The tar Command

Using uuencode/uudecode

Summary

IV. WORKING WITH THE SHELL

11. Managing Processes in Unix

Multitasking

The ps Command

The kill Command

The at and cron Commands

Summary

12. Input and Output

I/O Redirection

Standard I/O

Pipes

Summary

13. Regular Expressions

Pattern Matching and Regular Expressions

Using . and

Using [] and ^

Using ^ (Again) and $

Summary

14. Shell Scripting Fundamentals

Building Unix Shell Script Files

Using foreach

Using while and if

Summary

V. ENVIRONMENT CUSTOMIZATION

15. User Utilities

Using chsh

The passwd Command

Using finger and chfn

Using date

Using uptime

Using who

Summary

16. Modifying Your Environment

Aliases

Environment Variables

Paths

Using Dot Files

Working with the GUI

Summary

VI. NETWORKING AND COMMUNICATIONS

17. Printing with Unix

The lpr Command

The lpq Command

The lprm Command

Summary

18. Networking and Security

Using telnet

Using ssh

Using rlogin

Using slogin

Using ftp

Summary

VII. TIPS AND TRICKS

19. Configuring Permissions in Unix

Unix File and Directory Permissions

Using ls -l

Using chmod

Using chgrp

Summary

20. Unix Privileged Commands

Root Refresher

Single-User Mode

fsck

shutdown/reboot

Summary

VIII. APPENDIX

Appendix A. Learn More About Unix: Reference

Index

Sams Teach Yourself Unix in 10 MinutesAbout the Author

Robert Shimonski is a well-known networking and security expert consulting out of the Long Island, New York area. Rob has authored over 30 books on information technology that include topics specializing in systems engineering with Unix and Microsoft technologies, as well as networking and security design with Check Point and Cisco technologies.

Rob has also deployed state-of-the-art technology in hundreds of companies worldwide—just recently designing and implementing a global MPLS network spanning hundreds of sites. Rob was fortunate to have been able to keep up with his love for Unix by deploying Linux systems and freeware networking and security tools such as Ethereal, NMIS, and MRTG, to name a few.

Because of Rob's unique blend of Unix- and Linux-related real world experience, Rob has served as a technical editor and author on countless Unix- and Linux- related articles and books. Rob was also the networking and security expert chosen to help develop and design LinuxWorld Magazine. You can view LinuxWorld Magazine at http://www.linuxworld.com. To learn more about Roberts's book projects, please visit him at http://www.rsnetworks.net.


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