Linux Phrasebook

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-12-15
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
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Get more done faster at today'sLinux command line! Scott Granneman has completely updated his best-selling Linux Phrasebookto reflect the newest distributions, incorporate feedback from hundreds of active Linux users, and cover today's newest tools and techniques -- including an entirely new chapter on text file manipulation. Don't waste a minute on non-essentials: this straight-to-the-point reference delivers specific information and tested commands designed to work with any modern Linux distribution. Portable enough to take anywhere, it starts with a quick introduction to essential command line concepts, and then delivers all the modern Linux command examples, variations, and parameters you need to: view, manipulate, archive, and compress files… control file ownership and permission… find anything on your system… efficiently use the Linux shell… monitor system resources… install software… test, fix, and work with networks… integrate with Windows networks, and much more. Linux Phrasebook, Second Editionis the perfect quick command line reference for millions of Linux users and administrators at all levels of experience: people who want to get reliable information they can use right now -- with no distractions and no diversions!

Author Biography

Scott Granneman is an author, educator, and small business owner. He has written seven books (about Firefox, Linux, Google Apps, and Mac OS X) and contributed to two. In addition, he was a columnist for SecurityFocus, one of the largest and most important security-focused sites on the Web, and Linux Magazinewhile it was in print.

As an educator, he has taught thousands of people of all ages–from preteens to senior citizens–on a wide variety of topics, including both literature and technology. He is currently an adjunct professor at Washington University in St. Louis and at Webster University, where he teaches a variety of courses about technology, social media, the Internet, and Web development. With the shift in focus over the past few decades to Linux and other open-source technologies, he has worked to bring knowledge of these powerful new directions in software to people at all technical skill levels.

As a Principal of WebSanity, a website planning, development, and hosting firm with clients in 12 states, he manages the firm’s Linux-based servers and infrastructure, researches new technologies, and works closely with other partners on the underlying WebSanity Content Management System (CMS).

Table of Contents


Part I: Getting Started

1. Things to Know About Your Command Line

2. The Basics

3. Learning About Commands

4. Building Blocks


Part II: Working With Files

5. Viewing Files

6. Manipulating Text Files

7. Ownership and Permissions

8. Archiving and Compression


Part III: Finding Stuff

9. Finding Stuff: Easy

10. The find Command


Part IV: Environment

11. Your Shell

12. Monitoring System Resources

13. Installing Software


Part V: Networking

14. Connectivity

15. Working on the Network

16. Windows Networking

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