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Unix Power Tools 3RD Edition


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With the growing popularity of Linux and the advent of Darwin, Unix has metamorphosed into something new and exciting. No longer perceived as a difficult operating system, more and more users are discovering the advantages of Unix for the first time. But whether you are a newcomer or a Unix power user, you'll find yourself thumbing through the goldmine of information in the new edition of Unix Power Tools to add to your store of knowledge. Want to try something new? Check this book first, and you're sure to find a tip or trick that will prevent you from learning things the hard way.The latest edition of this best-selling favorite is loaded with advice about almost every aspect of Unix, covering all the new technologies that users need to know. In addition to vital information on Linux, Darwin, and BSD, Unix Power Tools 3rd Edition now offers more coverage of bash, zsh, and other new shells, along with discussions about modern utilities and applications. Several sections focus on security and Internet access. And there is a new chapter on access to Unix from Windows, addressing the heterogeneous nature of systems today. You'll also find expanded coverage of software installation and packaging, as well as basic information on Perl and Python.Unix Power Tools 3rd Edition is a browser's a magazine that you don't read from start to finish, but leaf through repeatedly until you realize that you've read it all. Bursting with cross-references, interesting sidebars explore syntax or point out other directions for exploration, including relevant technical details that might not be immediately apparent. The book includes articles abstracted from other O'Reilly books, new information that highlights program tricks and gotchas, tips posted to the Net over the years, and other accumulated wisdom.Affectionately referred to by readers as "the" Unix book, UNIX Power Tools provides access to information every Unix user is going to need to know. It will help you think creatively about UNIX, and will help you get to the point where you can analyze your own problems. Your own solutions won't be far behind.


This new edition is loaded with even more advice about almost every aspect of Unix, covering new technologies that users need to know.

About the Author

is a long time user of the Unix operating system. He has acted as a Unix consultant, courseware developer, and instructor. He is one of the originating authors of Unix Power Tools and the author of Learning the Unix Operating System by O'Reilly.

Shelley Powers is an independent contractor, currently living in St. Louis, who specializes in technology architecture and software development. She's authored several computer books, including Developing ASP Components, Unix Power Tools 3rd edition, Essential Blogging, and Practical RDF. In addition, Shelley has also written several articles related primarily to web technology, many for O'Reilly. Shelley's web site network is at, and her weblog is Burningbird, at

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book Preface Part I: Basic Unix Environment Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Getting Help Part II: Customizing Your Environment Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Unix Shell Chapter 4: Interacting with Your Environment Chapter 5: Getting the Most out of Terminals, xterm, and X Windows Chapter 6: Your X Environment Part III: Working with Files and Directories Chapter 7: Directory Organization Chapter 8: Directories and Files Chapter 9: Finding Files with find Chapter 10: Linking, Renaming, and Copying Files Chapter 11: Comparing Files Chapter 12: Showing What's in a File Chapter 13: Searching Through Files Chapter 14: Removing Files Chapter 15: Optimizing Disk Space Part IV: Basic Editing Chapter 16: Spell Checking, Word Counting, and Textual Analysis Chapter 17: vi Tips and Tricks Chapter 18: Creating Custom Commands in vi Chapter 19: GNU Emacs Chapter 20: Batch Editing Chapter 21: You Can't Quite Call This Editing Chapter 22: Sorting Part V: Processes and the Kernel Chapter 23: Job Control Chapter 24: Starting, Stopping, and Killing Processes Chapter 25: Delayed Execution Chapter 26: System Performance and Profiling Part VI: Scripting Chapter 27: Shell Interpretation Chapter 28: Saving Time on the Command Line Chapter 29: Custom Commands Chapter 30: The Use of History Chapter 31: Moving Around in a Hurry Chapter 32: Regular Expressions (Pattern Matching) Chapter 33: Wildcards Chapter 34: The sed Stream Editor Chapter 35: Shell Programming for the Uninitiated Chapter 36: Shell Programming for the Initiated Chapter 37: Shell Script Debugging and Gotchas Part VII: Extending and Managing Your Environment Chapter 38: Backing Up Files Chapter 39: Creating and Reading Archives Chapter 40: Software Installation Chapter 41: Perl Chapter 42: Python Part VIII: Communication and Connectivity Chapter 43: Redirecting Input and Output Chapter 44: Devices Chapter 45: Printing Chapter 46: Connectivity Chapter 47: Connecting to MS Windows Part IX: Security Chapter 48: Security Basics Chapter 49: Root, Group, and User Management Chapter 50: File Security, Ownership, and Sharing Chapter 51: SSH Glossary Colophon

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Johnston, Joe
O'Reilly, Tim
Powers, Shelley
Loukides, Mike
Shelley Power
Peek, Jerry
O'Reilly Media
Sebastopol, Calif.
Programming Languages - General
Operating Systems - UNIX
Operating Systems - General
Programming - Systems Analysis & Design
Utilities (Computer programs)
Unix-Unix Administration
BSD;Darwin;Linux;Mac OS X;Macintosh;Unix;bash;power tools;shell scripting;tools;zsh
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