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Publisher Comments:

Praise for Mark Sobells Books
“I keep searching for books that collect everything you want to know about a subject in one place, and keep getting disappointed. Usually the books leave out some important topic, while others go too deep in some areas and must skim lightly over the others. A Practical Guide to Red Hat® Linux® is one of those rare books that actually pulls it off. Mark G. Sobell has created a single reference for Red Hat Linux that cannot be beat! This marvelous text (with a 4-CD set of Linux Fedora Core 2 included) is well worth the price. This is as close to an ‘everything you ever needed to know book that Ive seen. Its just that good and rates 5 out of 5.”

Ray Lodato, Slashdot contributor

“Mark Sobell has written a book as approachable as it is authoritative.”

Jeffrey Bianchine, Advocate, Author, Journalist

“Excellent reference book, well suited for the sysadmin of a linux cluster, or the owner of a PC contemplating installing a recent stable linux. Dont be put off by the daunting heft of the book. Sobell has striven to be as inclusive as possible, in trying to anticipate your system administration needs.”

Wes Boudville, Inventor

A Practical Guide to Red Hat® Linux® is a brilliant book. Thank you Mark Sobell.”

C. Pozrikidis, University of California at San Diego

“This book presents the best overview of the Linux operating system that I have found. . . . It should be very helpful and understandable no matter what the readers background is: traditional UNIX user, new Linux devotee, or even Windows user. Each topic is presented in a clear, complete fashion and very few assumptions are made about what the reader knows. . . . The book is extremely useful as a reference, as it contains a 70-page glossary of terms and is very well indexed. It is organized in such a way that the reader can focus on simple tasks without having to wade through more advanced topics until they are ready.”

Cam Marshall, Marshall Information Service LLC, Member of Front Range UNIX Users Group FRUUG, Boulder, Colorado

“Conclusively, this is THE book to get if you are a new Linux user and you just got into RH/Fedora world. Theres no other book that discusses so many different topics and in such depth.”

Eugenia Loli-Queru, Editor in Chief, OSNews.com

The Most Useful Linux Tutorial and Reference Ever, with Hundreds of High-Quality Examples Covering Every Linux Distribution!

To be truly productive with Linux, you need to thoroughly master the shells and the command line. Until now, you had to buy two books to gain that mastery: a tutorial on fundamental Linux concepts and techniques, plus a separate reference. Worse, most Linux references offer little more than prettied-up man pages. Now, theres a far better solution. Renowned Linux expert Mark Sobell has brought together comprehensive, insightful guidance on the tools system administrators, developers, and power users need most, and an outstanding day-to-day reference, both in the same book.

This book is 100 percent distribution and release agnostic: You can use it on any Linux system, now and for years to come. Whats more, its packed with hundreds of high-quality examples: better examples than youll find in any other Linux guidebook. This is Linux from the ground up: the clearest explanations and most useful knowledge about everything from filesystems to shells, editors to utilities, and programming tools to regular expressions. And when you need instant answers, youll constantly turn to Sobells comprehensive command reference sectionorganized and tabbed for easy, fast access!

Dont settle for yesterdays Linux guidebook. Get the one book that meets todays challengesand tomorrows!

A Practical Guide to Linux® Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming is the most useful, most comprehensive Linux tutorial and reference you can find. Its the only book to deliver

  • Better, more realistic examples covering tasks youll actually need to perform
  • Deeper insight, based on Sobells immense knowledge of every Linux nook and cranny
  • More practical explanations of more than eighty core utilities, from aspell to xargs
  • Techniques for implementing secure communications using ssh and scpplus dozens of tips for making your system more secure
  • A superior introduction to the Linux programming environment, including make, gcc, gdb, CVS, and much more
  • Expert guidance on basic and advanced shell programming using bash and tcsh
  • Tips and tricks for customizing the shell and using it interactively from the command line
  • Thorough guides to vim and emacs, designed to help you get productive fast and maximize your editing efficiency
  • Dozens of exercises to help you practice and gain confidence
  • Instructions for using Apt, yum, and BitTorrent for keeping your system up to date automatically
  • And much more, including coverage of gawk, sed, find, sort, bzip2, and regular expressions

Book News Annotation:

In this guide, the author of many Linux and UNIX books explains how to work with all recent versions of the Linux operating system from the command line. Introductory chapters introduce this open source software alternative to Microsoft Windows. For experienced users, Sobell offers practical examples, tutorials, tips, and resources on Linux tools. He includes a glossary and appended material on regular expressions used by various utilities, troubleshooting, and ways to keep the system updated. Web site support is available.
Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

In this guide, the author of many Linux and UNIX books explains how to work with all recent versions of the Linux operating system from the command line. Introductory chapters introduce this open source software alternative to Microsoft Windows. For experienced users, Sobell offers practical examples, tutorials, tips, and resources on Linux tools. He includes a glossary and appended material on regular expressions used by various utilities, troubleshooting, and ways to keep the system updated. Web site support is available. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

For use with all versions of Linux, including Ubuntu,™ Fedora,™ openSUSE,™ Red Hat,® Debian, Mandriva, Mint, and now OS X, too!

  • Get more done faster, and become a true Linux guru by mastering the command line!
  • Learn from hundreds of realistic, high-quality examples
  • NEW! Coverage of the Mac OS X command line and its unique tools
  • NEW! Expert primer on automating tasks with Perl

The Most Useful Linux Tutorial and Reference, with Hundreds of High-Quality Examples for Every Distribution–Now Covers OS X and Perl, Too!

 

To be truly productive with Linux, you need to thoroughly master shells and the command line. Until now, you had to buy two books to gain that mastery: a tutorial on fundamental Linux concepts and techniques, plus a separate reference. Now, there’s a far better solution. Renowned Linux expert Mark Sobell has brought together comprehensive, insightful guidance on the tools system administrators, developers, and power users need most, and an outstanding day-to-day reference, both in the same book.

 

This book is 100 percent distribution and release agnostic: You can use it with any Linux system, now and for years to come. Use Macs, too? This new edition adds comprehensive coverage of the Mac OS X command line, including essential OS X-only tools and utilities other Linux/UNIX books ignore.

 

Packed with hundreds of high-quality, realistic examples, this book gives you Linux from the ground up: the clearest explanations and most useful knowledge about everything from filesystems to shells, editors to utilities, and programming tools to regular expressions. Sobell has also added an outstanding new primer on Perl, the most important programming tool for Linux admins seeking to automate complex, time-consuming tasks.

 

A Practical Guide to Linux® Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming, Second Edition, is the only book to deliver

  • Better, more realistic examples covering tasks you’ll actually need to perform
  • Deeper insight, based on Sobell’s immense knowledge of every Linux and OS X nook and cranny
  • A start-to-finish primer on Perl for every system administrator
  • In-depth coverage of basic and advanced Linux shell programming with bash and tcsh
  • Practical explanations of 100 core utilities, from aspell to xargs–including Mac OS X specific utilities from ditto to SetFile
  • All-new coverage of automating remote backups with rsync
  • Dozens of system security tips, including step-by-step walkthroughs of implementing secure communications using ssh and scp
  • Tips and tricks for customizing the shell and using it interactively from the command line
  • Complete guides to high-productivity editing with both vim and emacs
  • A comprehensive, 286-page command reference section–now with revised and expanded indexes for faster access to the information you need
  • Instructions for updating systems automatically with apt-get and yum
  • Dozens of exercises to help you practice and gain confidence
  • And much more, including coverage of BitTorrent, gawk, sed, find, sort, bzip2, and regular expressions

 

 

About the Author

Mark G. Sobell is President of Sobell Associates Inc., a consulting firm that special­izes in UNIX/Linux training, support, and custom software development. He has more than twenty-five years of experience working with UNIX and Linux systems and is the author of many best-selling books, including A Practical Guide to Fedora™ and Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®, Fourth Edition; A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux®, Second Edition; and A Practical Guide to UNIX®for Mac OS® X Users (coauthored with Peter Seebach), all from Prentice Hall; and A Practical Guide to the UNIX System from Addison-Wesley.

Table of Contents

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Preface

 

Chapter 1: Welcome to Linux and Mac OS X

 

Part I: The Linux and Mac OS X Operating Systems

Chapter 2: Getting Started

Chapter 3: The Utilities

Chapter 4: The Filesystem

Chapter 5: The Shell

 

Part II: The Editors

Chapter 6: The vim Editor

Chapter 7: The emacs Editor

 

Part III: The Shells

Chapter 8: The Bourne Again Shell

Chapter 9: The TC Shell

 

Part IV: Programming Tools

Chapter 10: Programming the Bourne Again Shell

Chapter 11: The Perl Scripting Language

Chapter 12: The AWK Pattern Processing Language

Chapter 13: The sed Editor

Chapter 14: The rsync Secure Copy Utility

 

Part V: Command Reference

Command Reference

 

Part VI: Appendixes

Appendix A: Regular Expressions

Appendix B: Help

Appendix C: Keeping the System Up-to-Date

Appendix D: Mac OS X Notes

 

Glossary

File Tree Index

Utility Index

Main Index\n

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780131478237
Publisher:
Prentice Hall PTR
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Author:
Sobell, Mark G.
Subject:
Operating Systems - LINUX
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
July 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
1080
Dimensions:
9.49x7.11x1.98 in. 3.26 lbs.

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For use with all versions of Linux, including Ubuntu,™ Fedora,™ openSUSE,™ Red Hat,® Debian, Mandriva, Mint, and now OS X, too!

  • Get more done faster, and become a true Linux guru by mastering the command line!
  • Learn from hundreds of realistic, high-quality examples
  • NEW! Coverage of the Mac OS X command line and its unique tools
  • NEW! Expert primer on automating tasks with Perl

The Most Useful Linux Tutorial and Reference, with Hundreds of High-Quality Examples for Every Distribution–Now Covers OS X and Perl, Too!

 

To be truly productive with Linux, you need to thoroughly master shells and the command line. Until now, you had to buy two books to gain that mastery: a tutorial on fundamental Linux concepts and techniques, plus a separate reference. Now, there’s a far better solution. Renowned Linux expert Mark Sobell has brought together comprehensive, insightful guidance on the tools system administrators, developers, and power users need most, and an outstanding day-to-day reference, both in the same book.

 

This book is 100 percent distribution and release agnostic: You can use it with any Linux system, now and for years to come. Use Macs, too? This new edition adds comprehensive coverage of the Mac OS X command line, including essential OS X-only tools and utilities other Linux/UNIX books ignore.

 

Packed with hundreds of high-quality, realistic examples, this book gives you Linux from the ground up: the clearest explanations and most useful knowledge about everything from filesystems to shells, editors to utilities, and programming tools to regular expressions. Sobell has also added an outstanding new primer on Perl, the most important programming tool for Linux admins seeking to automate complex, time-consuming tasks.

 

A Practical Guide to Linux® Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming, Second Edition, is the only book to deliver

  • Better, more realistic examples covering tasks you’ll actually need to perform
  • Deeper insight, based on Sobell’s immense knowledge of every Linux and OS X nook and cranny
  • A start-to-finish primer on Perl for every system administrator
  • In-depth coverage of basic and advanced Linux shell programming with bash and tcsh
  • Practical explanations of 100 core utilities, from aspell to xargs–including Mac OS X specific utilities from ditto to SetFile
  • All-new coverage of automating remote backups with rsync
  • Dozens of system security tips, including step-by-step walkthroughs of implementing secure communications using ssh and scp
  • Tips and tricks for customizing the shell and using it interactively from the command line
  • Complete guides to high-productivity editing with both vim and emacs
  • A comprehensive, 286-page command reference section–now with revised and expanded indexes for faster access to the information you need
  • Instructions for updating systems automatically with apt-get and yum
  • Dozens of exercises to help you practice and gain confidence
  • And much more, including coverage of BitTorrent, gawk, sed, find, sort, bzip2, and regular expressions

 

 

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