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Learning the UNIX Operating System By Jerry Peek

Learning the UNIX Operating System by Jerry Peek

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This guide to the UNIX operating system covers such topics as logging in and out, using Windows systems, pipes and filters, managing files and directories, and basic network commands.

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Learning the UNIX Operating System by Jerry Peek

If you are new to UNIX, this concise introduction will tell you just what you need to get started and no more. Why wade through a 600-page book when you can begin working productively in a matter of minutes? It's an ideal primer for Mac and PC users of the Internet who need to know a little bit about UNIX on the systems they visit. This book is the most effective introduction to UNIX in print. The fourth edition covers the highlights of the Linux operating system. It's a handy book for someone just starting with UNIX or Linux, as well as someone who encounters a UNIX system on the Internet. And it now includes a quick-reference card. Topics covered include: Linux operating system highlights Logging in and logging out Window systems (especially X/Motif) Managing UNIX files and directories Sending and receiving mail Redirecting input/output Pipes and filters Background processing Basic network commands

About Jerry Peek

Jerry Peek has used UNIX since the early 1980s. He has consulted on UNIX and VMS, developed and taught UNIX courses, been a staff writer for O'Reilly & Associates, and has worked as a programmer and system administrator. He's now doing graduate studies in computer science. When Jerry gets a minute or a month, he hikes and bicycles the California coast and travels to obscure places in Latin America. Grace Todino is currently residing in Holland. While working as a technical writer at O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., Grace was one of the original authors of the Nutshell Handbooks(R), Managing UUCP and Usenet and Using UUCP and Usenet. John Strang now finds himself "a consumer--rather than a producer of Nutshells." He is currently a diagnostic radiologist (MD) at Stanford University. He is married to a pediatrician, Susie, and they have two children, Katie and Alex. John enjoys hiking, bicycling, and dabbling in other sciences. He plans to use his experience as an author at ORA to write his own book on radiology.

Table of Contents

Preface. Chapter 1. Getting Started Working in the UNIX Environment Syntax of UNIX Command Lines Types of Commands The Unresponsive Terminal. Chapter 2. Using Window Systems Introduction to Windowing Starting X Running Programs Working with a Mouse Working with Windows Other X Clients Quitting. Chapter 3. Your UNIX Account The UNIX Filesystem Looking Inside Files Protecting and Sharing Files Electronic Mail Changing Your Password Customizing Your Account. Chapter 4. File Management Methods of Creating Files File and Directory Names File and Directory Wildcards Managing Your Files Printing Files. Chapter 5. Redirecting I/O Standard Input and Standard Output Pipes and Filters. Chapter 6. Multitasking Running a Command in the Background Checking on a Process Cancelling a Process. Chapter 7. Where to Go from Here Standard UNIX Documentation Shell Aliases and Functions Programming. Appendix A. Reading List. Appendix B. Reference. Index

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Learning the UNIX Operating System by Jerry Peek
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