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The Most Useful Tutorial and Reference, with Hundreds of High-Quality Examples for Every Popular Linux Distribution
Discover the Power of Linux–Covers macOS, too!
“First Sobell taught people how to use Linux . . . now he teaches you the power of Linux. A must-have book for anyone who wants to take Linux to the next level.”
–Jon “maddog” Hall, Executive Director, Linux International
For use with all popular versions of Linux, including Ubuntu™, Fedora™, openSUSE™, Red Hat®, Debian, Mageia, Mint, Arch, CentOS, and macOS, too!
Linux is today’s dominant Internet server platform. System administrators and Web developers need deep Linux fluency, including expert knowledge of shells and the command line. This is the only guide with everything you need to achieve that level of Linux mastery. Renowned Linux expert Mark Sobell has brought together comprehensive, insightful guidance on the tools sysadmins, developers, and power users need most, and has created an outstanding day-to-day reference, updated with assistance from new coauthor Matthew Helmke.
This title is 100 percent distribution and release agnostic. Packed with hundreds of high-quality, realistic examples, it presents Linux from the ground up: the clearest explanations and most useful information about everything from filesystems to shells, editors to utilities, and programming tools to regular expressions.
Use a Mac? You’ll find coverage of the macOS command line, including macOS-only tools and utilities that other Linux/UNIX titles ignore.
A Practical Guide to Linux® Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming, Fourth Edition, is the only guide to deliver
Chapter 1: Welcome to Linux and macOS
Part I: The Linux and macOS Operating Systems
Chapter 2: Getting Started
Chapter 3: The Utilities
Chapter 4: The Filesystem
Chapter 5: The Shell
Part II: The Editors
Chapter 6: The vim Editor
Chapter 7: The emacs Editor
Part III: The Shells
Chapter 8: The Bourne Again Shell (bash)
Chapter 9: The TC Shell (tcsh)
Part IV: Programming Tools
Chapter 10: Programming the Bourne Again Shell (bash)
Chapter 11: The Perl Scripting Language
Chapter 12: The Python Programming Language
Chapter 13: The MariaDB SQL Database Management System
Chapter 14: The AWK Pattern Processing Language
Chapter 15: The sed Editor
Part V: Secure Network Utilities
Chapter 16: The rsync Secure Copy Utility
Chapter 17: The OpenSSH Secure Communication Utilities
Part VI: Command Reference
Part VII: Appendixes
Appendix A: Regular Expressions
Appendix B: Help
Appendix C: Keeping the System Up-to-Date
Appendix D: macOS Notes
File Tree Index
Utility IndexMain Index