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Unix and Linux: Visual QuickStart Guide (Visual QuickStart Guides)

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Publisher Comments:

With Unix, 4th Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide, readers can start from the beginning to get a tour of the Unix operating system, or look up specific tasks to learn just what they need to know. This task-based, visual reference guide uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots, and includes three years worth of new material based on the latest Unix developments. This reference guide details all Unix commands and options along with tips that put those commands in context. Leading Unix authorities Deborah S. Ray and Eric J. Ray leverage their expertise as technical writers and working in the industry (Sun Microsystems) as they take readers step-by-step through the most common Unix commands and options.

Book News Annotation:

In this update of the 2006 tutorial/reference, the Rays focus on the most common commands of the closely-related UNIX and Linux operating systems. They present tips for getting started in and working efficiently in any flavor of UNIX/Linux. The guide includes a UNIX reference on commands and flags to parallel the book, a bonus chapter ("Compiling and Installing Your Own Software") downloadable from the publisher's website, and trial access to an online edition. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Deborah S. Ray and Eric J. Ray are syndicated columnists and consultants. In addition, Deborah publishes TECHWR-L, a Web site for technical writers, and Eric is a senior technical writer for Sun Microsystems. The authors of many books on computers and computing systems, the Rays have received several awards from the Society of Technical Communications, including an International Distinguished Technical Communication award and an International Excellence award.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Getting Started with Unix

Chapter 2: Using Directories and Files

Chapter 3: Working with Your Shell

Chapter 4: Creating and Editing Files

Chapter 5: Controlling Ownership and Permissions

Chapter 6: Manipulating Files

Chapter 7: Getting Information

Chapter 8: Configuring Your Unix 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

Chapter 16: Sensational Unix Tricks

Appendix A: Unix Reference

Appendix B: What’s What and What’s Where

Appendix C: Commands and Flags


Product Details

Peachpit Press
Operating Systems - UNIX
Ray, Deborah S.
Ray, Eric J.
Operating Systems - LINUX
Unix-Unix Administration
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Visual QuickStart Guides
Publication Date:
June 2009
Grade Level:
9 x 7 x 0.816 in 626 gr

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » General
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Linux
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Unix » Unix Administration
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Genetics
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » General

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