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Linux in a Nutshell 3RD Edition

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Publisher Comments:

Linux in a Nutshell covers the core commands available on common Linux distributions. This isn't a scaled-down quick reference of common commands, but a complete reference to all user, programming, administration, and networking commands with complete lists of options.

Contents also include:

  • LILO and Loadlin (boot) options
  • Shell syntax and variables for the bash, csh, and tcsh shells
  • Pattern matching
  • Emacs and vi editing commands
  • sed and gawk commands
  • Common configuration tasks for the GNOME and KDE desktops and the fvwm2 window manager

New material in the third edition includes common configuration tasks for the GNOME and KDE desktops and the fvwm2 window manager, the dpkg Debian package manager, an expanded investigation of the rpm Red Hat package manager and CVS, and many new commands.

Linux in a Nutshell is a must for any Linux user; it weighs less than a stack of manual pages, but delivers everything needed for common, day-to-day use. It also covers a wide range of GNU tools for Unix users who have GNU versions of standard Unix tools.

Book News Annotation:

Reflecting the rapid and continuous development of the Linux operating system, the reference has been published in 1997, 1999, and again now. Not a tutorial for new users, but a concise handbook of commands (most, but not, for example cdp!), network administration, boot methods, package managers, shells, editors, scripting, version control, and window managers. O'Reilly's Nutshell series is highly respected in the community by those who recognize what it is and is not.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This revised edition is a complete reference to the core commands available on common Linux distributions, containing all user, programming, administration, and networking commands with options. Includes common techniques for customizing the X Window System and the GNOME and KDE desktops, the Debian package manager and more.

Synopsis:

This revised edition is a complete reference to the core commands available on common Linux distributions, containing all user, programming, administration, and networking commands with options. Includes common techniques for customizing the X Window System and the GNOME and KDE desktops, the Debian package manager and more.

About the Author

Ellen Siever is a writer and editor specializing in Linux and other open source topics. In addition to Linux in a Nutshell, she coauthored Perl in a Nutshell. She is a long-time Linux and Unix user, and was a programmer for many years until she decided that writing about computers was more fun.

Stephen Spainhour co-authored Webmaster in a Nutshell, Perl in a Nutshell, 1st Edition, and contributed to many other OReilly titles. He is an avid fan of professional tennis, and when hes not checking for tennis scores on the Web, he enjoys cooking, electronic music, troubleshooting his home-built PC, and watching too much television.

Stephen Figgins honed many of his computer skills while working as O'Reilly's book answer guy. A life long learner with many interests, Stephen draws on many resources to make difficult topics understandable and accessible.

Now living in Lawrence, Kansas, he administrates Linux servers for Sunflower Broadband, a cable company. When not found working with computers, writing, or spending time with his family, you will likely find him outdoors. Stephen teaches wilderness awareness and living skills.

Table of Contents

Preface; Other Resources; Conventions; Wed Like to Hear from You; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1 The Excitement of Linux; 1.2 Distribution and Support; 1.3 Commands on Linux; 1.4 What This Book Offers; 1.5 Sources and Licenses; 1.6 Beginners Guide; Chapter 2: System and Network Administration Overview; 2.1 Common Commands; 2.2 Overview of Networking; 2.3 Overview of TCP/IP; 2.4 Overview of Firewalls and Masquerading; 2.5 Overview of NFS; 2.6 Overview of NIS; 2.7 Administering NIS; 2.8 RPC and XDR; Chapter 3: Linux Commands; 3.1 Alphabetical Summary of Commands; Chapter 4: Boot Methods; 4.1 The Boot Process; 4.2 LILO: The Linux Loader; 4.3 Loadlin: Booting from MS-DOS; 4.4 Dual Booting Linux and Windows NT/2000; 4.5 Boot-time Kernel Options; 4.6 initrd: Using a RAM Disk; Chapter 5: Red Hat and Debian Package Managers; 5.1 The Red Hat Package Manager; 5.2 The Debian Package Manager; Chapter 6: The Linux Shells: An Overview; 6.1 Purpose of the Shell; 6.2 Shell Flavors; 6.3 Common Features; 6.4 Differing Features; Chapter 7: bash: The Bourne-Again Shell; 7.1 Overview of Features; 7.2 Invoking the Shell; 7.3 Syntax; 7.4 Variables; 7.5 Arithmetic Expressions; 7.6 Command History; 7.7 Built-in Commands; 7.8 Job Control; Chapter 8: csh and tcsh; 8.1 Overview of Features; 8.2 Invoking the Shell; 8.3 Syntax; 8.4 Variables; 8.5 Expressions; 8.6 Command History; 8.7 Command-Line Manipulation; 8.8 Job Control; 8.9 Built-in csh and tcsh Commands; Chapter 9: Pattern Matching; 9.1 Filenames Versus Patterns; 9.2 Metacharacters, Listed by Linux Program; 9.3 Metacharacters; 9.4 Examples of Searching; Chapter 10: The Emacs Editor; 10.1 Introduction; 10.2 Typical Problems; 10.3 Summary of Commands by Group; 10.4 Summary of Commands by Key; 10.5 Summary of Commands by Name; Chapter 11: The vi Editor; 11.1 Review of vi Operations; 11.2 vi Command-Line Options; 11.3 ex Command-Line Options; 11.4 Movement Commands; 11.5 Edit Commands; 11.6 Saving and Exiting; 11.7 Accessing Multiple Files; 11.8 Interacting with the Shell; 11.9 Macros; 11.10 Miscellaneous Commands; 11.11 Alphabetical List of Keys in Command Mode; 11.12 Syntax of ex Commands; 11.13 Alphabetical Summary of ex Commands; 11.14 vi Configuration; Chapter 12: The sed Editor; 12.1 Conceptual Overview; 12.2 Command-Line Syntax; 12.3 Syntax of sed Commands; 12.4 Group Summary of sed Commands; 12.5 Alphabetical Summary of sed Commands; Chapter 13: The gawk Scripting Language; 13.1 Conceptual Overview; 13.2 Command-Line Syntax; 13.3 Patterns and Procedures; 13.4 gawk System Variables; 13.5 Operators; 13.6 Variable and Array Assignments; 13.7 Group Listing of gawk Commands; 13.8 Alphabetical Summary of Commands; Chapter 14: CVS and RCS; 14.1 Basic Concepts; 14.2 The CVS Utility; 14.3 CVS Administrator Reference; 14.4 CVS User Reference; 14.5 The RCS Utility; 14.6 Overview of RCS Commands; 14.7 Basic RCS Operations; 14.8 General RCS Specifications; 14.9 Alphabetical Summary of RCS Commands; Chapter 15: GNOME; 15.1 Desktop Overview; 15.2 The Panel; 15.3 The Main Menu; 15.4 The GNOME Control Center; Chapter 16: KDE; 16.1 Desktop Overview; 16.2 The Panel and Taskbar; 16.3 The KDE Control Center; Chapter 17: An Alternative Window Manager: fvwm2; 17.1 Running fvwm2; 17.2 Configuration Files; 17.3 A Modular Approach; 17.4 How to Implement Window Manager Customizations; 17.5 A Quick Tour of the fvwm Environment; 17.6 Specifying Click-to-Type Focus; 17.7 Raising the Focus Window Automatically; 17.8 Changing the Size of the Desktop; 17.9 Having Multiple Desktops; 17.10 Making the Same Window Appear on Every Page; 17.11 Starting Windows on Different Desktops and Pages; 17.12 If Its Too Hard (or Easy) to Move the Pointer Between Pages; 17.13 Adding Keyboard Shortcuts; 17.14 Customizing Menus; 17.15 The FvwmWinList: Switching the Focus; Colophon;

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596000257
Subtitle:
A Desktop Quick Reference
Author:
Siever, Ellen
Author:
Hekman, Jessica P.
Author:
Figgins, Stephen
Author:
Spainhour, Stephen
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Location:
Sebastopol, CA
Subject:
Operating Systems - UNIX
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Computers
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows
Subject:
Operating Systems - LINUX
Subject:
Operating systems
Subject:
Linux
Subject:
Unix (Operating system).
Subject:
Computer Bks - Operating Systems
Subject:
Computer operating systems
Subject:
GNOME;KDE;linux
Edition Number:
3rd ed. /
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
In a Nutshell (O'Reilly)
Series Volume:
1509
Publication Date:
20000808
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
816
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 2.08 in 2.08 lb

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This revised edition is a complete reference to the core commands available on common Linux distributions, containing all user, programming, administration, and networking commands with options. Includes common techniques for customizing the X Window System and the GNOME and KDE desktops, the Debian package manager and more.
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This revised edition is a complete reference to the core commands available on common Linux distributions, containing all user, programming, administration, and networking commands with options. Includes common techniques for customizing the X Window System and the GNOME and KDE desktops, the Debian package manager and more.
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