Introduction to Unix and Linux

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 12/30/2002
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Ideal for students with little or no computer experience, this essential learning tool is filled with fundamental skill-building exercises, hands-on tutorials, and clear explanations. And, it's written by a leading UNIX and Linux curriculum developer and instructor, making it perfect for both learning -- and teaching -- the basics.

Author Biography

John Muster teaches and conducts educational development at the Educational Center of Silicon Valley, the University of California’s Extension Division, where he was given the Honored Teacher Award. In addition to teaching and multimedia development, he consults and teaches for clients in industry, government, and universities across the globe. His undergraduate and graduate education took place at Otterbein College, The Ohio State University, and the University of California, Berkeley.

Table of Contents

1: Logging On to the System

2: Touring Essential Programs

3: Touring Utilities and System Features

4: Mastering the Visual Editor

5: Exploring Utilities

6: Using Utilities to Accomplish Complex Tasks

7: Creating and Changing Directories

8: Specifying Instructions to the Shell

9: Setting and Using Permissions

10: Controlling User Processes

11: Locating, Printing, and Archiving User Files

12: Accessing and Exploring Graphical Desktops

13: Maintaining and Administering a Linux System

A: Installing Red Hat Linux 7.3

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