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Sams Teach Yourself Unix in 10 Minutes, 2nd Edition

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  • Copyright 2005
  • Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • Pages: 256
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32764-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32764-3

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.

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Table of Contents

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

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