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Sams Teach Yourself Unix in 24 Hours

Sams Teach Yourself Unix in 24 Hours

4th Edition

Dave Taylor

Aug 2005, Paperback, 528 pages
ISBN13: 9780672328145
ISBN10: 0672328143
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If you're in need of a tutorial to learn UNIX from the ground up, this is it. Sams Teach Yourself UNIX in 24 Hours, Fourth Edition will let you experience UNIX through hands-on tutorials divided into 24 one-hour lessons so that you can learn the most common UNIX tasks at your own pace. The author will guide you through the basics of maintaining and manipulating a UNIX/Linux operating system. This hands-on approach will allow you to work through the exercises and grasp common UNIX/Linux concepts, including:

  • Using the Command Line
  • Listing Files and Managing Disk Usage
  • Slicing and Dicing Command Pipe
  • Shell Programming
  • Printing in the UNIX Environment
  • Using telnet, ssh, and ftp
  • Perl Programming in UNIX
Gain the fundamental knowledge you need to begin working with UNIX with the help of Sams Teach Yourself UNIX in 24 Hours, Fourth Edition.

If you're in need of a tutorial to learn UNIX from the ground up, this is it. Sams Teach Yourself UNIX in 24 Hours, Fourth Edition will let you experience UNIX through hands-on tutorials divided into 24 one-hour lessons so that you can learn the most common UNIX tasks at your own pace. The author will guide you through the basics of maintaining and manipulating a UNIX/Linux operating system. This hands-on approach will allow you to work through the exercises and grasp common UNIX/Linux concepts, including:

  • Using the Command Line
  • Listing Files and Managing Disk Usage
  • Slicing and Dicing Command Pipe
  • Shell Programming
  • Printing in the UNIX Environment
  • Using telnet, ssh, and ftp
  • Perl Programming in UNIX
Gain the fundamental knowledge you need to begin working with UNIX with the help of Sams Teach Yourself UNIX in 24 Hours, Fourth Edition.

Introduction.

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

HOUR 1: 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

HOUR 2: Getting onto the System and Using the Command Line.

Goals for This Hour

Beginning Your Session

Seeing What's Going On Around You

HOUR 3: Moving About the File System.

Goals for This Hour

What a Hierarchical File System Is All About

Directory Separator Characters

The Difference Between Relative and Absolute Filenames

HOUR 4: Listing Files and Managing Disk Usage.

Goals for This Hour

The ls Command

Special ls Command Flags

Permissions Strings

HOUR 5: Ownership and Permissions.

Goals for This Hour

Working with File Permissions

HOUR 6: Creating, Moving, Renaming, and Deleting Files and Directories.

Goals for This Hour

Manipulating the Unix File System

HOUR 7: Looking into Files.

Goals for This Hour

Looking Inside Files

HOUR 8: Filters, Pipes, and Wildcards!

Goals for This Hour

Maximizing the Command Line

HOUR 9: Slicing and Dicing Command-Pipe Data.

Goals for This Hour

The awk Programming System

How to Use cut in Pipes

Inline Editing with sed and tr

HOUR 10: An Introduction to the vi Editor.

Goals for This Hour

Editing the Unix Way

HOUR 11: Advanced vi Tricks, Tools, and Techniques.

Goals for This Hour

Advanced Editing with vi

Summary of vi Commands

HOUR 12: An Overview of the emacs Editor.

Goals for This Hour

The Other Popular Editor: emacs

HOUR 13: Introduction to Command Shells.

Goals for This Hour

The (Command) Shell Game

HOUR 14: Advanced Shell Interaction.

Goals for This Hour

Which Shell Is Which?

HOUR 15: Job Control.

Goals for This Hour

Wrestling with Your Jobs

HOUR 16: Shell Programming Overview.

Goals for This Hour

Build Your Own Commands

HOUR 17: Advanced Shell Programming.

Goals for This Hour

Searching a Database of Filenames with mylocate

HOUR 18: Printing in the Unix Environment.

Goals for This Hour

Making a Printed Copy

HOUR 19: Archives and Backups.

Goals for This Hour

The tar Tape Archive Utility

Shrinking Your Files with compress

Exploring the Unix Tape Command: cpio

Personal Backup Solutions

Working with Unix Package Managers

HOUR 20: Communicating with Email.

Goals for This Hour

Interacting with the World

HOUR 21: Using telnet, SSH, and ftp.

Goals for This Hour

Stepping Beyond Your Own System

HOUR 22: Searching for Information and Files.

Goals for This Hour

Finding What's Where

HOUR 23: Perl Programming in Unix.

Goals for This Hour

Flexible and Powerful: Perl

HOUR 24: GNOME and the GUI Environment.

Goals for This Hour

Tweaking Your Inner GNOME

Working with GNOME Applications

APPENDIX A: Common Unix Questions and Answers.

How do I use find|xargs 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?

APPENDIX B: Working with the Apache Web Server.

Goals for This Hour

Working with a Unix Web Server

Index.

Dave Taylor is the founder of Growing Ventures, Inc., a consultancy that matches professional service providers with startups. He the creator of The Internet Mall and iTrack.com, and helps startups with strategies and tactics. Dave is also the creator of the Elm mail system for Unix; he contributed to the development of BSD 4.4, and has published various books, including the third edition of Sams Teach Yourself Unix in 24 Hours.

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