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Unix: Visual QuickStart Guide (Visual QuickStart Guides)

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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.

Synopsis:

Need to learn Unix fast? Try a Visual QuickStart!

This best-selling reference’s visual format and step-by-step, task-based instructions will have you up and running with Unix software in no time. In this completely updated edition of our best-selling guide to Unix, Second Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide, leading software application experts Deborah S. Ray and Eric J. Ray use crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you to Unix. Filled with step-by-step, task-based instructions and loads of visual aids, this book explains how to the most common Unix commands.

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

Introduction

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

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321442451
Subtitle:
Visual QuickStart Guide
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Author:
Ray, Deborah
Author:
Ray, Deborah S.
Author:
Ray, Eric J.
Subject:
Operating Systems - UNIX
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Visual QuickStart Guides
Publication Date:
August 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 0.816 in 626 gr

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » General
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Unix » Unix Administration
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Unix » Unix Enduser
Languages » ESL » General

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"Synopsis" by , Need to learn Unix fast? Try a Visual QuickStart!

This best-selling reference’s visual format and step-by-step, task-based instructions will have you up and running with Unix software in no time. In this completely updated edition of our best-selling guide to Unix, Second Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide, leading software application experts Deborah S. Ray and Eric J. Ray use crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you to Unix. Filled with step-by-step, task-based instructions and loads of visual aids, this book explains how to the most common Unix commands.

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