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A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programmingby Mark G Sobell
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For use with all versions of Linux, including Ubuntu,™ Fedora,™ openSUSE,™ Red Hat,® Debian, Mandriva, Mint, and now OS X, too!
The Most Useful Linux Tutorial and Reference, with Hundreds of High-Quality Examples for Every Distribution–Now Covers OS X and Perl, Too!
To be truly productive with Linux, you need to thoroughly master shells and the command line. Until now, you had to buy two books to gain that mastery: a tutorial on fundamental Linux concepts and techniques, plus a separate reference. Now, there’s a far better solution. Renowned Linux expert Mark Sobell has brought together comprehensive, insightful guidance on the tools system administrators, developers, and power users need most, and an outstanding day-to-day reference, both in the same book.
This book is 100 percent distribution and release agnostic: You can use it with any Linux system, now and for years to come. Use Macs, too? This new edition adds comprehensive coverage of the Mac OS X command line, including essential OS X-only tools and utilities other Linux/UNIX books ignore.
Packed with hundreds of high-quality, realistic examples, this book gives you Linux from the ground up: the clearest explanations and most useful knowledge about everything from filesystems to shells, editors to utilities, and programming tools to regular expressions. Sobell has also added an outstanding new primer on Perl, the most important programming tool for Linux admins seeking to automate complex, time-consuming tasks.
A Practical Guide to Linux® Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming, Second Edition, is the only book to deliver
Book News Annotation:
This book explains how to work with the Linux operating system from the command line, and provides guidance on tools that system administrators, developers, and power users need when using Linux. The first few chapters bring readers with little computer experience up to speed; the rest of the book is appropriate for more experienced computer users. Sections cover the Linux and Mac OS X operating systems, the editors, shells, programming tools, and the command reference. Chapter summaries and exercises are included, along with a 50-page glossary. This second edition adds coverage of the Mac OS X command line interface throughout the book, with a new chapter on the Perl scripting language and new coverage of the rsync secure copy utility. The audience for the book includes students, power users, system administrators, and programmers. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This guide has been the #1 Linux book for four years because of Sobell's singular ability to focus on the most useful utilities, presenting their most valuable options, and delivering hundreds of powerful examples. Sobell has now updated his classic text.
About the Author
Mark G. Sobell has more than 25 years of experience working with UNIX and Linux. His many best-sellers include A Practical Guide to the UNIX System, UNIX System V: A Practical Guide, A Practical Guide to Solaris, A Practical Guide to Linux, and A Practical Guide to Red Hat Linux, as well as A Practical Guide to Red Hat Linux, Third Edition and A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming. He is president of Sobell Associates Inc., a consulting firm that designs and builds custom software applications for UNIX and Linux systems.
Table of Contents
1. Welcome to Linux
PART I. The Linux Operating System
2. Getting Started
3. Command Line Utilities
4. The Linux Filesystem
5. The Shell
PART II. The Editors
6. The vim Editor
7. The emacs Editor
PART III. The Shells
8. The Bourne Again Shell
9. The TC Shell
PART IV. Programming Tools
10. Programming Tools
11. Programming the Bourne Again Shell
12. The gawk Pattern Processing Language
13. The sed Editor
14. The rsync File Transfer Tool
15. The Perl Scripting Language
PART V. Command Reference
PART VI. Appendixes
A. Regular Expressions
C. Keeping the System Up-to-Date
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