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Learning the Unix Operating System 4TH Editionby Jerry Peek
Synopses & Reviews
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:
If you are new to UNIX, this concise introduction will tell you just what you need to get started and no more. The fourth edition thoroughly covers the Linux operating system and is an ideal primer for someone just starting with UNIX, as well as for Mac and PC users who encounter a UNIX systems over the Internet.
About the Author
Strang is an Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Rochester, NY. His research interests are in CAT scan and MRI of the body, as well as in computerization of radiologic images.
Jerry Peek is a freelance writer and instructor. He has used shells extensively and has taught users about them for over 20 years. Peek is the "Power Tools" columnist for "Linux Magazine" and coauthored the book "UNIX Power Tools".
Table of Contents
Preface; The UNIX Operating System; Versions of UNIX; What This Handbook Covers; What's New in the Fourth Edition; Format; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Getting Started; 1.1 Working in the UNIX Environment; 1.2 Syntax of UNIX Command Lines; 1.3 Types of Commands; 1.4 The Unresponsive Terminal; Chapter 2: Using Window Systems; 2.1 Introduction to Windowing; 2.2 Starting X; 2.3 Running Programs; 2.4 Working with a Mouse; 2.5 Working with Windows; 2.6 Other X Clients; 2.7 Quitting; Chapter 3: Your UNIX Account; 3.1 The UNIX Filesystem; 3.2 Looking Inside Files; 3.3 Protecting and Sharing Files; 3.4 Electronic Mail; 3.5 Changing Your Password; 3.6 Customizing Your Account; Chapter 4: File Management; 4.1 Methods of Creating Files; 4.2 File and Directory Names; 4.3 File and Directory Wildcards; 4.4 Managing Your Files; 4.5 Printing Files; Chapter 5: Redirecting I/O; 5.1 Standard Input and Standard Output; 5.2 Pipes and Filters; Chapter 6: Multitasking; 6.1 Running a Command in the Background; 6.2 Checking on a Process; 6.3 Cancelling a Process; Chapter 7: Where to Go from Here; 7.1 Standard UNIX Documentation; 7.2 Shell Aliases and Functions; 7.3 Programming; Reading List; General UNIX Books; Text Processing and Programming; Shells; The X Window System; Reference; Commands and Their Meanings; Special Symbols; Colophon;
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