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9780596154486

Linux in a Nutshell

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  • ISBN13:

    9780596154486

  • ISBN10:

    0596154488

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-30
  • Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Inc

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Summary

The latest edition of this popular reference offers a tighter focus on Linux system essentials, as well as more coverage of new capabilities such as virtualization, wireless network management, and revision control with git. In short, everything you need to know about Linux is right in this book. Written by Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Robert Love, and Arnold Robbins -- people with a long history of service in the Linux community -- Linux in a Nutshell , Sixth Edition, thoroughly covers programming tools, system and network administration tools, the shell, editors, LILO and GRUB boot options, and highlights the most important options for using the vast number of Linux commands. You'll find many helpful new tips and techniques in this reference, whether you're new to this operating system or have been using it for years. This book will help you:Learn Linux commands for system administration and network management Use hundreds of the most important shell commands available on Linux Learn about the Bash Shell command-line interpreter Search and process text with regular expressions Use the Emacs text editor and development environment, as well as the vi, ex, and vim text manipulation tools Process text files with the sed Editor and the gawk programming language Manage source code with CVS, Subversion, and git

Author Biography

* Stephen Figgins honed many of his computer skills while working as O'Reilly's book answer guy. A life long learner with many interests, Stephen draws on many resources to make difficult topics understandable and accessible. * Arnold Robbins, an Atlanta native, is a professional programmer and technical author. He has worked with Unix systems since 1980, when he was introduced to a PDP-11 running a version of Sixth Edition Unix. He has been a heavy AWK user since 1987, when he became involved with gawk, the GNU project's version of AWK. * Ellen Siever is a writer and editor specializing in Linux and other open source topics. In addition to Linux in a Nutshell, she coauthored Perl in a Nutshell. She is a long-time Linux and Unix user, and was a programmer for many years until she decided that writing about computers was more fun. * Robert Love has been a Linux user and hacker since the early days. He is active in--and passionate about--the Linux kernel and GNOME desktop communities. His recent contributions to the Linux kernel include work on the kernel event layer and inotify.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
System and Network Administration Overview
Linux Commands
Boot Methods
Package Management
The Bash Shell
Pattern Matching
The Emacs Editor
The vi, ex, and vim Editors
The sed Editor
The gawk Programming Language
Source Code Management: An Overview
The Subversion Version Control System
The Git Version Control System
Virtualization Command-Line Tools
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