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Unix Users Interactive Workbook (UNIX Interactive Workbook)


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Master the skills you need to get productive with UNIX-fast!

This hands-on workbook teaches you how to login and logout, set passwords, manage files and directories, and get help whenever you need it. Learn to use the UNIX vi editor, print and format text, and work with grep. Discover the X Windows graphical user interface-plus networks, the Internet, and more!

Totally integrated with a FREE, state-of-the-art UNIX learning Web site!

Every UNIX Interactive Workbook is fully integrated with its own exclusive Web site, giving you all this and more:

  • "Test Your Thinking" project solutions and detailed explanations
  • Author's Corner: Your personal connection to this book's expert author
  • Additional self-review exercises with instant feedback and explanations
  • An exclusive Virtual Study Lounge where you can interact with other students!

Just the facts! No endless, boring discussions here! You'll learn hands-on, through practical exercises, self-review questions and real-world answers. Exclusive "Test Your Thinking" projects guarantee you'll go beyond rote knowledge to really master the subject! It's an integrated learning system that's proven to work!

  • Dozens of exercises cover the real world tasks that matter most!
  • 100s of self-review questions and answers make sure you understand!

Book News Annotation:

Covers the basics of using the UNIX operating system. Each instructional chapter contains and introduction, a series of labs designed to teach the material, and a final project which integrates the subjects discussed. Chapters examine the command line, files and directories, finding help, emergency recovery, regular expressions, the vi editor, text files, and the x window system. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

John McMullenis Senior Technical Writer and Document Manager for Software, in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to UNIX.

Table of Contents

1. Your First Session.

Logging In. Changing Your Password. Basic Commands. Logging Out. Test Your Thinking.

2. The Command Line.

The Structure of a Command. File Redirection and Pipes. Test Your Thinking.

3. About Files and Directories.

The Directory Hierarchy. Rules for File Names. Information About Files. File and Directory Permissions. Test Your Thinking.

4. Files and Directories.

Displaying the Contents of a Directory. Specifying Files Using Wildcards. Removing Files. Creating and Removing Directories. Copying and Linking Files and Directories. Moving and Renaming Files and Directories. Test Your Thinking.

5. Finding Help.

Reading On-line Help with the Man Command. Finding the Right Man Page. Xman for the X Windows System. Test Your Thinking.

6. Emergency Recovery.

Getting Back to the Command Prompt. Which Command Are You Running? Interrupt a Runaway Program. Clearing Your Display. Setting Your Control Characters. Restoring a File. Test Your Thinking.

7. Finding Files.

Searching Files by Content. Searching Files by Attribute. Test Your Thinking.

8. Regular Expressions.

Basic Regular Expressions. Extended Regular Expressions. Test Your Thinking.

9. The vi Editor.

Starting and Quitting vi. Inserting Text. Moving the Cursor. Deleting Text. Saving a File. Searching Text. Searching and Replacing. Current Line. Moving Text. Test Your Thinking.

10. Working with Text Files.

Sorting. Counting Words. Checking Spelling. Formatting Files. Test Your Thinking.

11. Printing Text Files.

Printing a File. Formatting Text Files for Printing. Managing Print Jobs. Test Your Thinking.

12. Commands and Job Control.

Multiple Commands on a Line. Setting Environment Variables. Foreground and Background. Scheduling Jobs. Test Your Thinking.

13. X Window System.

X Window Basics. Common X Programs. Customizing Your X Window System. Test Your Thinking.

Appendix A Answers to Self-Review Questions.

Appendix B Commands.


Product Details

McMullen, John
Prentice Hall
McMullen, John
Upper Saddle River, NJ :
Programming Languages - General
Operating Systems - UNIX
Operating Systems - General
Operating systems (computers)
Programming - Systems Analysis & Design
Unix (computer operating system)
Operating systems
Unix-Unix Administration
Edition Description:
Trade paper
UNIX interactive workbook series
Publication Date:
October 1998
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
9.12 x 7 x 1.25 in 943 gr

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