CART

(0) items

Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming, A,9780131478237

Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming, A

by
Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780131478237

ISBN10:
0131478230
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall Ptr
List Price: $49.99

eBook

Downloadable Offline Access
  • Apple Devices
  • Android Devices
  • Kindle Fire
  • Windows Devices
  • Mac Devices
Lifetime Access
$30.42

Rent Book

We're Sorry
Sold Out

Used Book

We're Sorry
Sold Out

New Book

We're Sorry
Sold Out

More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $7.99
See Prices

Related Products


  • A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming
    A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming
  • A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming
    A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming




Summary

Praise for Mark Sobell's 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 Hatreg; Linuxreg; 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 I've seen. It's 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. Don't 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 Hatreg; Linuxreg; 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 reader's 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. There's 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, 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 on any Linux system, now and for years to come. What's more, it's packed with hundreds of high-quality examples: better examples than you'll 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 regula

Table of Contents

Preface xxvii
Welcome to Linux
1(18)
The GNU--Linux Connection
2(3)
The History of GNU--Linux
2(2)
The Code Is Free
4(1)
Have Fun!
5(1)
The Heritage of Linux: UNIX
5(1)
What Is So Good About Linux?
6(4)
Why Linux Is Popular with Hardware Companies and Developers
7(1)
Linux Is Portable
8(1)
Standards
8(1)
The C Programming Language
9(1)
Overview of Linux
10(5)
Linux Has a Kernel Programming Interface
10(1)
Linux Can Support Many Users
10(1)
Linux Can Run Many Tasks
11(1)
Linux Provides a Secure Hierarchical Filesystem
11(1)
The Shell: Command Interpreter and Programming Language
12(2)
A Large Collection of Useful Utilities
14(1)
Interprocess Communication
14(1)
System Administration
14(1)
Additional Features of Linux
15(1)
GUIs: Graphical User Interfaces
15(1)
(Inter)networking Utilities
16(1)
Software Development
16(1)
Chapter Summary
16(1)
Exercises
17(2)
PART I The Linux Operating System
19(118)
Getting Started
21(20)
Conventions Used in This Book
22(2)
Logging In
24(1)
Logging In from a Terminal
24(1)
Logging In Remotely: Terminal Emulation, ssh, and telnet
25(1)
Working with the Shell
25(3)
Which Shell Are You Running?
26(1)
Correcting Mistakes
26(2)
Curbing Your Power: Superuser Access
28(1)
Getting the Facts: Where to Find Documentation
29(6)
The--help Option
29(1)
man: Displays the System Manual
30(2)
info: Displays Information About Utilities
32(2)
HOWTOs: Finding Out How Things Work
34(1)
Using the Internet to Get Help
34(1)
More About Logging In
35(3)
What to Do If You Cannot Log In
36(1)
Logging Out
36(1)
Using Virtual Consoles
36(1)
Changing Your Password
37(1)
Chapter Summary
38(1)
Exercises
39(1)
Advanced Exercises
39(2)
Command Line Utilities
41(34)
Special Characters
42(1)
Basic Utilities
43(2)
Is: Lists the Names of Files
43(1)
cat: Displays a Text File
44(1)
rm: Deletes a File
44(1)
less Is more: Displaying a Text File One Screen at a Time
45(1)
hostname: Displays the System Name
45(1)
Working with Files
45(7)
cp: Copies a File
45(1)
mv: Changes the Name of a File
46(1)
lpr: Prints a File
47(1)
grep: Finds a String
48(1)
head: Displays the Beginning of a File
49(1)
tail: Displays the End of a File
49(1)
sort: Displays a File in Order
50(1)
uniq: Removes Duplicate Lines from a File
51(1)
diff: Compares Two Files
51(1)
file: Tests the Contents of a File
52(1)
(Pipe): Communicates Between Processes
52(1)
Four More Utilities
53(3)
echo: Displays Text
53(1)
date: Displays the Time and Date
54(1)
script: Records a Linux Session
54(1)
unix2dos: Converts Linux Files to Windows Format
55(1)
Compressing and Archiving Files
56(5)
bzip2: Compresses a File
56(1)
bunzip2 and bzcat: Decompress a File
57(1)
gzip: Compresses a File
58(1)
tar: Packs and Unpacks Files
58(3)
Locating Commands
61(2)
which and whereis: Locate a Utility
61(1)
apropos: Searches for a Keyword
62(1)
slocate: Searches for a File
63(1)
Obtaining User and System Information
63(4)
who: Lists Users on the System
64(1)
finger: Lists Users on the System
64(2)
w: Lists Users on the System
66(1)
Communicating with Other Users
67(2)
write: Sends a Message
67(1)
mesg: Denies or Accepts Messages
68(1)
Email
69(1)
Chapter Summary
69(3)
Exercises
72(1)
Advanced Exercises
73(2)
The Linux Filesystem
75(32)
The Hierarchical Filesystem
76(1)
Directory and Ordinary Files
77(11)
Filenames
78(2)
mkdir: Creates a Directory
80(1)
The Working Directory
81(1)
Home Directory
82(1)
Absolute Pathnames
83(1)
Relative Pathnames
84(2)
Important Standard Directories and Files
86(2)
Working with Directories
88(3)
rmdir: Deletes a Directory
88(1)
Pathnames
89(1)
mv, cp: Moves or Copies a File
90(1)
mv: Moves a Directory
90(1)
Access Permissions
91(5)
Is --1: Displays Permissions
91(1)
chmod: Changes Access Permissions
92(2)
Setuid and Setgid Permissions
94(1)
Directory Access Permissions
94(2)
Links
96(6)
Hard Links
97(2)
Symbolic Links
99(2)
rm: Removes a Link
101(1)
Chapter Summary
102(1)
Exercises
103(2)
Advanced Exercises
105(2)
The Shell
107(30)
The Command Line
108(5)
Syntax
108(3)
Processing the Command Line
111(2)
Executing the Command Line
113(1)
Standard Input and Standard Output
113(12)
The Screen as a File
114(1)
The Keyboard and Screen as Standard Input and Standard Output
115(1)
Redirection
116(6)
Pipes
122(3)
Running a Program in the Background
125(2)
Filename Generation/Pathname Expansion
127(5)
The ? Special Character
128(1)
The Special Character
129(1)
The [ ] Special Characters
130(2)
Builtins
132(1)
Chapter Summary
133(1)
Utilities and Builtins Introduced in This Chapter
134(1)
Exercises
134(2)
Advanced Exercises
136(1)
PART II The Editors
137(116)
The vim Editor
139(56)
History
140(1)
Tutorial: Creating and Editing a File with vim
141(7)
Starting vim
141(1)
Command and Input Modes
142(2)
Entering Text
144(1)
Getting Help
144(3)
Ending the Editing Session
147(1)
The compatible Parameter
148(1)
Introduction to vim Features
148(6)
Online Help
149(1)
Modes of Operation
149(1)
The Display
150(1)
Correcting Text as You Insert It
151(1)
Work Buffer
151(1)
Line Length and File Size
151(1)
Windows
151(1)
File Locks
152(1)
Abnormal Termination of an Editing Session
152(1)
Recovering Text After a Crash
153(1)
Command Mode: Moving the Cursor
154(4)
Moving the Cursor by Characters
155(1)
Moving the Cursor to a Specific Character
155(1)
Moving the Cursor by Words
156(1)
Moving the Cursor by Lines
156(1)
Moving the Cursor by Sentences and Paragraphs
157(1)
Moving the Cursor Within the Screen
157(1)
Viewing Different Parts of the Work Buffer
158(1)
Input Mode
158(2)
Inserting Text
158(1)
Appending Text
159(1)
Opening a Line for Text
159(1)
Replacing Text
159(1)
Quoting Special Characters in Input Mode
159(1)
Command Mode: Deleting and Changing Text
160(4)
Undoing Changes
160(1)
Deleting Characters
160(1)
Deleting Text
160(2)
Changing Text
162(1)
Replacing Text
163(1)
Changing Case
163(1)
Searching and Substituting
164(6)
Searching for a Character
164(1)
Searching for a String
164(2)
Substituting One String for Another
166(4)
Miscellaneous Commands
170(1)
Join
170(1)
Status
171(1)
(Period)
171(1)
Yank, Put, and Delete Commands
171(3)
The General-Purpose Buffer
171(1)
Named Buffers
172(1)
Numbered Buffers
173(1)
Reading and Writing Files
174(1)
Reading Files
174(1)
Writing Files
174(1)
Identifying the Current File
175(1)
Setting Parameters
175(5)
Setting Parameters from Within vim
175(1)
Setting Parameters in a Startup File
176(1)
The .vimrc Startup File
176(1)
Parameters
177(3)
Advanced Editing Techniques
180(4)
Using Markers
180(1)
Editing Other Files
181(1)
Macros and Shortcuts
182(1)
Executing Shell Commands from Within vim
182(2)
Units of Measure
184(4)
Character
184(1)
Word
185(1)
Blank-Delimited Word
185(1)
Line
185(1)
Sentence
186(1)
Paragraph
186(1)
Window
187(1)
Repeat Factor
187(1)
Chapter Summary
188(5)
Exercises
193(1)
Advanced Exercises
194(1)
The emacs Editor
195(58)
History
196(2)
Evolution
196(1)
emacs Versus vim
197(1)
Tutorial: Getting Started with emacs
198(6)
Starting emacs
198(1)
Stopping emacs
199(1)
Inserting Text
199(1)
Deleting Characters
199(1)
Moving the Cursor
200(2)
Editing at the Cursor Position
202(1)
Saving and Retrieving the Buffer
203(1)
Basic Editing Commands
204(5)
Keys: Notation and Use
204(1)
Key Sequences and Commands
205(1)
META-x: Running a Command Without a Key Binding
205(1)
Numeric Arguments
205(1)
Point and the Cursor
206(1)
Scrolling Through a Buffer
206(1)
Erasing Text
207(1)
Searching
207(2)
Online Help
209(3)
Advanced Editing
212(13)
Undoing Changes
212(1)
Mark and Region
213(2)
Cut and Paste: Yanking Killed Text
215(1)
Inserting Special Characters
216(1)
Global Buffer Commands
217(2)
Files
219(1)
Buffers
220(2)
Windows
222(2)
Foreground Shell Commands
224(1)
Background Shell Commands
224(1)
Language-Sensitive Editing
225(10)
Selecting a Major Mode
226(1)
Human-Language Modes
226(3)
C Mode
229(3)
Customizing Indention
232(1)
Comments
233(1)
Special-Purpose Modes
233(2)
Customizing emacs
235(5)
The .emacs Startup File
236(1)
Remapping Keys
237(2)
A Sample .emacs File
239(1)
More Information
240(1)
Access to emacs
240(1)
Chapter Summary
241(7)
Exercises
248(2)
Advanced Exercises
250(3)
PART III The Shells
253(132)
The Bourne Again Shell
255(84)
Background
256(1)
Shell Basics
257(20)
Startup Files
257(3)
Commands That Are Symbols
260(1)
Redirecting Standard Error
260(3)
Writing a Simple Shell Script
263(4)
Separating and Grouping Commands
267(4)
Job Control
271(3)
Manipulating the Directory Stack
274(3)
Parameters and Variables
277(15)
User-Created Variables
278(3)
Variable Attributes
281(2)
Keyword Variables
283(8)
Special Characters
291(1)
Processes
292(3)
Process Structure
293(1)
Process Identification
293(1)
Executing a Command
294(1)
History
295(17)
Variables That Control History
295(2)
Reexecuting and Editing Commands
297(8)
The Readline Library
305(7)
Aliases
312(3)
Single Versus Double Quotation Marks in Aliases
312(1)
Examples of Aliases
313(2)
Functions
315(3)
Controlling bash Features and Options
318(4)
Command Line Options
318(1)
Shell Features
319(3)
Processing the Command Line
322(10)
History Expansion
323(1)
Alias Substitution
323(1)
Parsing and Scanning the Command Line
323(1)
Command Line Expansion
323(9)
Chapter Summary
332(2)
Exercises
334(2)
Advanced Exercises
336(3)
The TC Shell
339(46)
Shell Scripts
340(1)
Entering and Leaving the TC Shell
341(2)
Startup Files
342(1)
Features Common to the Bourne Again and TC Shells
343(6)
Command Line Expansion (Substitution)
344(4)
Job Control
348(1)
Filename Substitution
348(1)
Manipulating the Directory Stack
349(1)
Command Substitution
349(1)
Redirecting Standard Error
349(1)
Working with the Command Line
350(5)
Word Completion
350(3)
Editing the Command Line
353(1)
Correcting Spelling
354(1)
Variables
355(13)
Variable Substitution
356(1)
String Variables
356(1)
Arrays of String Variables
357(1)
Numeric Variables
358(2)
Braces
360(1)
Special Variable Forms
361(1)
Shell Variables
361(7)
Control Structures
368(9)
if
368(3)
goto
371(1)
Interrupt Handling
371(1)
if...then...else
372(1)
foreach
373(2)
while
375(1)
break and continue
376(1)
switch
376(1)
Builtins
377(4)
Chapter Summary
381(1)
Exercises
382(2)
Advanced Exercises
384(1)
PART IV Programming Tools
385(196)
Programming Tools
387(48)
Programming in C
388(8)
Checking Your Compiler
388(1)
A C Programming Example
389(4)
Compiling and Linking a C Program
393(3)
Using Shared Libraries
396(3)
Fixing Broken Binaries
397(1)
Creating Shared Libraries
398(1)
make: Keeps a Set of Programs Current
399(8)
Implied Dependencies
401(3)
Macros
404(3)
Debugging C Programs
407(10)
gcc: Compiler Warning Options
408(3)
Symbolic Debugger
411(6)
Threads
417(1)
System Calls
417(3)
strace: Traces System Calls
418(1)
Controlling Processes
418(1)
Accessing the Filesystem
419(1)
Source Code Management
420(10)
CVS: Concurrent Versions System
420(10)
Chapter Summary
430(1)
Exercises
431(1)
Advanced Exercises
432(3)
Programming the Bourne Again Shell
435(92)
Control Structures
436(34)
if...then
437(3)
if...then...else
440(2)
if...then...elif
442(7)
for...in
449(2)
for
451(2)
while
453(3)
until
456(3)
break and continue
459(1)
case
459(7)
select
466(2)
Here Document
468(2)
File Descriptors
470(4)
Parameters and Variables
474(13)
Array Variables
474(1)
Locality of Variables
475(3)
Special Parameters
478(2)
Positional Parameters
480(5)
Expanding Null and Unset Variables
485(2)
Builtin Commands
487(14)
type: Displays Information About a Command
487(1)
read: Accepts User Input
487(4)
exec: Executes a Command
491(2)
trap: Catches a Signal
493(4)
kill: Aborts a Process
497(1)
getopts: Parses Options
497(3)
A Partial List of Builtins
500(1)
Expressions
501(9)
Arithmetic Evaluation
501(2)
Logical Evaluation (Conditional Expressions)
503(1)
String Pattern Matching
504(1)
Operators
505(5)
Shell Programs
510(10)
A Recursive Shell Script
510(3)
The quiz Shell Script
513(7)
Chapter Summary
520(2)
Exercises
522(2)
Advanced Exercises
524(3)
The gawk Pattern Processing Language
527(36)
Syntax
528(1)
Arguments
528(1)
Options
529(1)
Notes
529(1)
Language Basics
530(7)
Patterns
530(1)
Actions
531(1)
Comments
531(1)
Variables
531(1)
Functions
532(1)
Arithmetic Operators
533(1)
Associative Arrays
534(1)
printf
534(1)
Control Structures
535(2)
Examples
537(17)
Advanced gawk Programming
554(5)
getline: Controlling Input
554(3)
Coprocess: Two-Way I/O
557(1)
Getting Input from a Network
558(1)
Error Messages
559(1)
Chapter Summary
560(1)
Exercises
561(1)
Advanced Exercises
561(2)
The sed Editor
563(18)
Syntax
564(1)
Arguments
564(1)
Options
564(1)
Editor Basics
565(3)
Addresses
565(1)
Instructions
566(1)
Control Structures
567(1)
The Pattern Space and the Hold Space
568(1)
Examples
568(10)
Chapter Summary
578(1)
Exercises
579(2)
PART V Command Reference
581(244)
Standard Multiplicative Suffixes
586(1)
Common Options
587(1)
The sample Utility
587(238)
sample Very brief description of what the utility does
588(1)
aspell Checks a file for spelling errors
589(4)
at Executes commands at a specified time
593(3)
bzip2 Compresses or decompresses files
596(2)
cal Displays a calendar
598(1)
cat Joins and displays files
599(2)
cd Changes to another working directory
601(2)
chgrp Changes the group associated with a file
603(1)
chmod Changes the access mode (permissions) of a file
604(4)
chown Changes the owner of a file and/or the group the file is associated with
608(2)
cmp Compares two files
610(2)
comm Compares sorted files
612(2)
configure Configures source code automatically
614(2)
cp Copies files
616(3)
cpio Creates an archive or restores files from an archive
619(5)
crontab Maintains crontab files
624(3)
cut Selects characters or fields from input lines
627(3)
date Displays or sets the system time and date
630(3)
dd Converts and copies a file
633(3)
df Displays disk space usage
636(2)
diff Displays the differences between two files
638(6)
du Displays information on disk usage by file
644(3)
echo Displays a message
647(2)
expr Evaluates an expression
649(4)
file Displays the classification of a file
653(2)
find Finds files based on criteria
655(6)
finger Displays information about users
661(3)
fmt Formats text very simply
664(2)
fsck Checks and repairs a filesystem
666(5)
ftp Transfers files over a network
671(7)
gcc Compiles C and C++ programs
678(5)
grep Searches for a pattern in files
683(5)
gzip Compresses or decompresses files
688(3)
head Displays the beginning of a file
691(2)
kill Terminates a process by PID
693(2)
killall Terminates a process by name
695(2)
less Displays text files, one screen at a time
697(5)
In Makes a link to a file
702(3)
lpr Sends files to printers
705(3)
Is Displays information about one or more files
708(7)
make Keeps a set of programs current
715(6)
man Displays documentation for commands
721(3)
mkdir Creates a directory
724(1)
mkfs Creates a filesystem on a device
725(3)
Mtools Uses DOS-style commands on files and directories
728(4)
mv Renames or moves a file
732(2)
nice Changes the priority of a command
734(2)
nohup Runs a command that keeps running after you log out
736(1)
od Dumps the contents of a file
737(5)
paste Joins corresponding lines from files
742(2)
pr Paginates files for printing
744(2)
ps Displays process status
746(4)
rcp Copies one or more files to or from a remote system
750(2)
rlogin Logs in on a remote system
752(1)
rm Removes a file (deletes a link)
753(2)
rmdir Removes a directory
755(1)
rsh Executes commands on a remote system
756(2)
scp Securely copies one or more files to or from a remote system
758(2)
sleep Creates a process that sleeps for a specified interval
760(2)
sort Sorts and/or merges files
762(9)
split Divides a file in into sections
771(2)
ssh Securely executes commands on a remote system
773(4)
strings Displays strings of printable characters
777(1)
stty Displays or sets terminal parameters
778(5)
tail Displays the last part (tail) of a file
783(3)
tar Stores or retrieves files to/from an archive file
786(5)
tee Copies standard input to standard output and one or more files
791(1)
telnet Connects to a remote system over a network
792(2)
test Evaluates an expression
794(4)
top Dynamically displays process status
798(3)
touch Changes a file's access and/or modification time
801(3)
tr Replaces specified characters
804(3)
tty Displays the terminal pathname
807(1)
tune2fs Changes parameters on an ext2 or ext3 filesystem
808(2)
umask Establishes the file-creation permissions mask
810(2)
uniq Displays unique lines
812(2)
w Displays information about system users
814(2)
wc Displays the number of lines, words, and bytes
816(1)
which Shows where in PATH a command is located
817(2)
who Displays information about logged-in users
819(2)
xargs Converts standard input into command lines
821(4)
PART VI Appendixes
825(34)
Appendix A: Regular Expressions
827(10)
Characters
828(1)
Delimiters
828(1)
Simple Strings
828(1)
Special Characters
828(1)
Periods
829(1)
Brackets
829(1)
Asterisks
830(1)
Carets and Dollar Signs
830(1)
Quoting Special Characters
831(1)
Rules
831(1)
Longest Match Possible
831(1)
Empty Regular Expressions
832(1)
Bracketing Expressions
832(1)
The Replacement String
833(1)
Ampersand
833(1)
Quoted Digit
833(1)
Extended Regular Expressions
834(1)
Appendix Summary
835(2)
Appendix B: Help
837(10)
Solving a Problem
838(1)
Finding Linux-Related Information
839(1)
Documentation
839(1)
Useful Linux Sites
840(1)
Linux Newsgroups
841(1)
Mailing Lists
841(1)
Words
841(1)
Software
842(2)
Office Suites and Word Processors
844(1)
Specifying a Terminal
844(3)
Appendix C: Keeping the System Up-to-Date
847(12)
yum: Updates and Installs Packages
848(1)
Configuring yum
848(1)
Using yum
849(1)
Apt: An Alternative to yum
850(1)
Using Apt
851(4)
BitTorrent
855(1)
Prerequisites
856(1)
How BitTorrent Works
856(1)
Using BitTorrent
857(2)
Glossary 859(54)
Index 913

Excerpts

A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programmingexplains how to work with the Linux operating system from the command line. The first few chapters quickly bring readers with little computer experience up to speed. The rest of the book is appropriate for more experienced computer users. This book does not describe a particular release or distribution of Linux but rather pertains to all recent versions of Linux. Command line interface (CLI).In the beginning there was the command line (textual) interface (CLI), which enabled you to give Linux commands from the command line. There was no mouse or icons to drag and drop. Some programs, such as emacs , implemented rudimentary windows using the very minimal graphics available in the ASCII character set. Reverse video helped separate areas of the screen. Linux was born and raised in this environment. Naturally all of the original Linux tools were invoked from the command line. The real power of Linux still lies in this environment, which explains why many Linux professionals work exclusivelyfrom the command line. Using clear descriptions and lots of examples, this book shows you how to get the most out of your Linux system using the command line interface. Linux distributions.A Linux distribution comprises the Linux kernel, utilities, and application programs. Many distributions are available, including Debian, Red Hat, Fedora Core, SUSE, Mandriva (formerly Mandrake), KNOPPIX, and Slackware. Although the distributions differ from one another in various ways, all of them rely on the Linux kernel, utilities, and applications. This book is based on the code that is common to most distributions. As a consequence you can use it regardless of which distribution you are running. Overlap.If you read A Practical Guide to Red Hat Linux : Fedora Core and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Second Edition,or a subsequent edition, you will notice some overlap between that book and the one you are reading now. The introduction, the appendix on regular expressions, and the chapters on the utilities (Chapter 3 of this book--notPart V), the filesystem, and programming tools are very similar in the two books. The three chapters that cover the Bourne Again Shell ( bash ) have been expanded and rewritten for this text. Chapters that appear in this book and but not in A Practical Guide to Red Hat Linux, Second Edition,include those covering the vim and emacs editors, the TC Shell ( tcsh ), the gawk and sed languages, and Part V, which describes 80 of the most useful Linux utility programs in detail. Audience.This book is designed for a wide range of readers. It does not require programming experience, although some experience using a general-purpose computer is helpful. It is appropriate for the following readers: Studentstaking a class in which they use Linux Power userswho want to explore the power of Linux from command line Professionalswho use Linux at work System administratorswho need a deeper understanding of Linux and the tools that are available to them Computer science studentswho are studying the Linux operating system Programmerswho need to understand the Linux programming environment Technical executiveswho want to get a grounding in Linux Benefits.A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell


Please wait while the item is added to your cart...