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"...I am indebted to Mark for helping me to learn UNIX and now for helping to make Linux accessible to more people...I strongly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning and using Linux."

Linus Torvalds

Father of Linux

"Finally, a Linux 'tome' I will recommend to friends. Mark knows Linux well, and presents it clearly. In a book primarily and successfully aimed at new users, he has succeeded in teaching me more about my favorite environment — and I'm paid to be an expert."

Michael K. Johnson

Software Developer, Red Hat Software

(Former Editor, Linux Journal)

This new book by best-selling UNIX author Mark Sobell combines the strengths of a tutorial and those of a reference to give you the knowledge and skills to master Linux. Uniquely designed for both beginners and experienced users, A Practical Guide to Linux requires no prior programming experience. It begins with an extensive tutorial to bring those with less experience up to speed, and then quickly progresses to detailed chapters on GUIs, networking, the vi and emacs editors, three popular shells, programming tools, and system administration. Part two is a comprehensive reference containing descriptions and examples of 87 utilities. The book includes several complete example sessions on downloading and installing Linux-based utilities and other software from the Internet.

A Practical Guide to Linux contains:

  • clear, easy-to-read descriptions of 87 utilities with practical examples;
  • detailed coverage of Linux programming tools and concepts, including using the C compiler, make, and source code control systems (rcs and cvs);
  • in-depth discussion of system administration procedures such as backing up the system, monitoring growing files, rebuilding Linux, installing new software and updates, and preventing and fixing problems;
  • thorough shell coverage with chapters on the Bourne Again Shell (bash), the TC Shell (tcsh), and the Z Shell (zsh);
  • examples showing interactive use of the shells as well as shell programming;
  • information on using and customizing the X Window System, including sections on the Mosaic and fvwm window managers; and
  • a comprehensive glossary as well as appendixes covering regular expressions, POSIX standards, and a special Linux help section written as a FAQ.

The text is compatible with all Linux distributions, and a companion Web site is maintained by the author to provide assistance in locating on-line Linux documentation, software, news groups, and more (http://www.sobell.com).

0201895498B04062001

Book News Annotation:

A tutorial/reference for both beginners and experienced users, requiring no prior programming experience. After a tutorial on fundamentals, coverage includes advanced topics such as GUIs, networking, the vi and emacs editors, three popular shells, and system administration. A reference section contains descriptions and examples of 87 utilities. Includes several complete example sessions on downloading and installing Linux-based utilities and other software from the Internet, and a glossary.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Provides the reader with a thorough introduction to LINUX in a reference tutorial format. This book guides the reader through all the aspects of UNIX operating system, including GUIs, networking, EMACS, the vi editor, shell programming and system administration.

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 is the author of many best-selling UNIX and Linux books and has more than twenty-five years of experience working with UNIX and Linux.

Table of Contents

I. THE LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM.
Linux: A Product of the Internet.

Getting Started.

An Introduction to the Utilities.

The Linux Filesystem.

The Shell.

Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs).

Networking and the Internet.

The vi Editor.

The emacs Editor.

The Bourne Again Shell.

Shell Programming.

The TC Shell.

The Z Shell and Advanced Shell Programming.

Programming Tools.

System Administration.

II. THE LINUX PROGRAMS.

Regular Expressions.

Help!

Emulators.

The POSIX Standards. 0201895498T04062001

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Jeannie, December 19, 2006 (view all comments by Jeannie)
This book was not a very good book at all. It was a required textbook for a Unix class and I could never find answers to issues I was having in the text. It had very few practical examples and was too basic to get around well in Linux. I mostly had to depend on handouts, help online and additional reading material to do the assignments. I suggested they get a new text for the next semester.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780201895490
Author:
Sobell, Mark G.
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley Professional
Location:
Reading, Mass. :
Subject:
Computers and computer technology
Subject:
Operating Systems - UNIX
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Operating Systems - IBM Compatible
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Operating Systems - LINUX
Subject:
Linux (computer operating system)
Subject:
Operating systems
Subject:
Linux
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
47
Publication Date:
June 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
1072
Dimensions:
9.22x7.44x1.99 in. 3.51 lbs.

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