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In this updated edition, authors Deborah and Eric Ray use crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you to all of today's Unix essentials. You’ll find the information you need to get started with the operating system and learn the most common Unix commands and concepts so that Unix can do the hard work for you. After mastering the basics of Unix, you’ll move on to how to use directories and files, work with a shell, and create and edit files. You’ll then learn how to manipulate files, configure a Unix environment, and run–and even write–scripts. Throughout the book–from logging in to being root–the authors offer essential coverage of Unix.
Chapter 1: Getting Started with Unix and LinuxChapter 2: Using Directories and Files
Chapter 3: Working with Your Shell
Chapter 5: Controlling Ownership and Permissions
Chapter 6: Manipulating Files
Chapter 7: Getting Information About the System
Chapter 8: Configuring Your Unix or Linux Environment
Chapter 9: Running Scripts and Programs
Chapter 10: Writing Basic Scripts
Chapter 11: Sending and Reading E-mail
Chapter 12: Accessing the Internet
Chapter 13: Working with Encoded and Compressed Files
Chapter 14: Using Handy Utilities
Chapter 15: Being Root
Appendix A: Unix and Linux Reference
Appendix B: What’s What and What’s Where
Appendix C: Commands, Flags, and Arguments