Synopses & Reviews
Practical UNIX address the concerns of the beginning to intermediate UNIX user. Practical UNIX teaches what its namesake promises--practical applications and information that you can easily find and use. You can count on this book to provide solid reference information and practical knowledge necessary to master the ever-complex UNIX. Topics covered in Practical UNIX include listing, finding, displaying, and printing files, generating and using file lists, system security, command-line editing, introduction to Emacs, accessing other UNIX systems on the network and Internet, writing Bourne Shell Scripts, and writing Perl Programs.
Organized by tasks, this guide covers the standard UNIX commands, options, scripts, programming languages, and major variations found in UNIX and Linux systems.
About the Author
Steve "Mor" Moritsugu is a senior software engineer and support supervisor with DTR Business Systems. With over 20 years of computer operating systems under his belt, has been a featured speaker at computer conferences around the world and has written articles for various trade magazines. He also teaches UNIX Operating System, System Administration, and Shell Script Programming at Santa Ana College in southern California. DTR Business Systems sells, integrates, installs, configures, and supports thousands of UNIX systems across North America.
Table of Contents
I. UNIX FUNDAMENTALS. 1. Introduction to UNIX and the Shell.
2. Getting Started-A Guided Tour of UNIX.
3. UNIX Directories and Pathnames.
4. Rules for Entering UNIX Commands.
5. The UNIX Graphical User Interface (GUI).
6. Miscellaneous UNIX Utilities.
II. WORKING WITH UNIX FILES. 7. Listing and Finding Directories and Files.
8. Displaying and Printing Files and Pipelines.
9. Copying, Moving, Renaming, Removing, or Linking Files.
10. Comparing, Sorting, Modifying, Combining, and Splitting Files.
11. Generating and Using File Lists.
III. SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION. 12. Installing UNIX at Home.
13. Users, Groups, and Logins.
14. File Permissions and System Security.
15. System Startup, Shutdown, and Managing Jobs.
16. System and File Backups.
17. Managing System Resources.
IV. UNIX TEXT PROCESSING. 18. Searching for Lines in a File or Pipeline.
19. Replacing or Removing Text From a File or Pipeline.
20. Using A to Edit a Text File.
21. Letting the A Editor Work for You.
22. Command-Line Editing in the Korn St.
23. Introducing the Emacs Editor.
V. NETWORKING. 24. Accessing Other UNIX Systems by Modem.
25. Accessing Other UNIX Systems on the Network or Internet.
26. Accessing UNIX from Windows.
27. UNIX and the Internet.
VI. SCRIPT PROGRAMMING. 28. Writing Bourne Shell Scripts.
29. Writing Perl Programs.
VII. APPENDIXES. A: UNIX Command Reference.