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Unix has a reputation for being cryptic and difficult to learn, but it doesn't need to be that way. Think Unix takes an analogous approach to that of a grammar book. Rather than teaching individual words or phrases like most books, Think Unix teaches the set of logical structures to be learned. Myriad examples help you learn individual commands, and practice problems at the end of difficult sections help you learn the practical side of Unix. Strong attention is paid to learning how to read "man pages," the standard documentation on all Unix systems, including Linux. While most books simply tell you that man pages exist and spend some time teaching how to use the man command, none spend any significant amount of space teaching how to use the content of the man pages. Even if you are lost at the Unix command prompt, you can learn subsystems that are specific to the Unix flavor. Teaches how to use Unix effectively for everyday tasks by teaching the design model.

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Unlike other books that focus on basic commands, this introduction to Unix for advanced computer users explains the conceptual theories and set of logical structures common to most Unix systems, components, and software packages.
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Synopsis:

Rather than teaching individual words or phrases, "Think Unix" teaches the set of logical structures to be learned. It contains examples that help readers learn individual commands and practice problems at the end of difficult sections they can use to learn the practical side of Unix.

About the Author

Jon Lasser is a Unix systems administrator with six years of Linux and Unix experience and is responsible for several hundred Unix-based systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He speaks at numerous conferences on the Bastille Linux Project, for which he is development coordinator. He can be reached at jon@umbc.edu.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

About This Book.

I. UNIX CONCEPTS.

1. Unix Documentation.

Words of Warning. Reading Man Pages. Documentation Hide-and-Go-Seek. Suggested Exercises.
2. Files and Processes.

Files. Processes.
3. Redirection and Pipes.

Redirection. Pipes.
4. Networking.

A Broad Overview of Networking. Talking with Other Machines. Using Machines Remotely.
5. vi, Dotfiles, and Regular Expressions.

Surviving vi. Thriving in vi. Regular Expressions.

II. SHELL CONCEPTS.

6. Muddling Through Shells.

Shell Wars. Fixing Mistakes. Job Control.
7. Variables and Quoting.

Variables. Practice Problems. Quoting. Practice Problems.
8. Conditional Execution and Loops.

Sequential Execution. Conditional Execution. Practice Problems. Loops. Practice Problems.
9. Shell Scripts and More.

Grouping Commands. Aliases and Functions. Practice Problems. Shell Scripts. Practice Problems.

III. X WINDOW SYSTEM CONCEPTS.

10. Thinking Like X.

What X Does Differently. Nuts and Bolts. Desktop Environments. Something Useful: xterm. Suggested Exercises.
11. Configuring X.

Starting X. Command-Line Options. Suggested Exercises. X Resources. Suggested Exercises. Color Names and Numbers. Fonts. Listing Fonts. A Few Final Words.

IV. APPENDIXES.

A. Answers to Practice Problems.

B. Glossary and References.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789723765
Author:
Lasser, Jon
Publisher:
Que
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
Operating Systems - UNIX
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Programming - Systems Analysis & Design
Subject:
Unix (computer operating system)
Subject:
Operating systems
Subject:
UNIX
Subject:
Operating systems (Computers)
Subject:
Unix-Unix Administration
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Que-Consumer-Other
Publication Date:
July 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 7.1 x 0.9 in 417 gr

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