Synopses & Reviews
Explore a ton of powerful Ubuntu Linux commands
This handy, compact guide teaches you to use Ubuntu Linux as the experts do: from the command line. Try out over 1000 commands to find and get software, monitor system health and security, and access network resources. Apply skills you learn from this book to use and administer desktops and servers running Ubuntu, Debian, and KNOPPIX or any other Linux distribution.
Expand your Linux expertise in these and other areas:
Using the shell
Finding online software
Working with files
Playing with music and images
Administering file systems
Backing up data
Checking and managing running processes
Accessing network resources
Handling remote system administration
Locking down security
* Ubuntu (oo-Boon-too), meaning "sharing," is a Debian-based, free Linux operating system that was named Linux Distribution of the Year by LinuxWorld and has been praised by numerous other outlets
* This book teaches uninitiated and advanced users how to get the most out of Ubuntu Linux; its compact size and concise information assures that the reader can quickly solve problems and perform tasks whether on the go with a laptop or at a desktop
* Provides a focused approach that is geared toward getting readers up and running as fast as possible and then moves quickly into the most popular topics including popular applications for the Web, productivity suites, and e-mail; setting up a server (Apache, Samba, CUPS); and security
In this handy, compact guide, you’ll explore a ton of powerful Ubuntu Linux commands while you learn to use Ubuntu Linux as the experts do: from the command line. Try out more than 1,000 commands to find and get software, monitor system health and security, and access network resources. Then, apply the skills you learn from this book to use and administer desktops and servers running Ubuntu, Debian, and KNOPPIX or any other Linux distribution.
About the Author
is the author of the bestselling Fedora and Red Hat Linux Bibles
, Linux Toys II
, Linux Troubleshooting Bible
, and Linux Bible 2008 Edition
. He is a member of the Madison Linux Users Group. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Chris served for eight years on development teams for the Unix operating system at AT&T, where Unix was created and developed. He also worked with Novell on Unix development and Caldera.
Francois Caen hosts and manages business application infrastructures, through his company Turbosphere LLC. As an open-source advocate, he has lectured on OSS network management and Internet services, and served as president of the Tacoma Linux User Group. FranÇois is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Starting with Ubuntu Linux.
Chapter 2: Installing Ubuntu and Adding Software.
Chapter 3: Using the Shell.
Chapter 4: Working with Files.
Chapter 5: Manipulating Text.
Chapter 6: Playing with Multimedia.
Chapter 7: Administering File Systems.
Chapter 8: Backups and Removable Media.
Chapter 9: Checking and Managing Running Processes.
Chapter 10: Managing the System.
Chapter 11: Managing Network Connections.
Chapter 12: Accessing Network Resources.
Chapter 13: Doing Remote System Administration.
Chapter 14: Locking Down Security.
Appendix A: Using vi or Vim Editors.
Appendix B: Shell Special Characters and Variables.
Appendix C: Getting Information from /proc.