|Unix in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself||
Unix in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself
|45.10||approx. 7-9 days|
A tutorial to learn UNIX from the ground up, Sams Teach Yourself UNIX in 24 Hours, Fifth Edition will let students experience UNIX through hands-on tutorials divided into 24 one-hour lessons. The author guides readers through the basics of maintaining and manipulating a UNIX/Linux operating system. This hands-on approach allows readers to work through the exercises and grasp common UNIX/Linux concepts.
Updated and new coverage to adapt the book so that it reflects the primary platforms on which Unix-based systems are being used today — Oracle Solaris, OS X, and Linux.
HOUR 1: What Is This Unix Stuff?
What Is Unix?
A Brief History of Unix
What’s All This About Multiuser Systems?
Cracking Open the Shell
HOUR 2: Getting onto the System and Using the Command Line
Beginning Your Session
Seeing What’s Going On Around You
HOUR 3: Moving About the File System
What a Hierarchical File System Is All About
Directory Separator Characters
The Difference Between Relative and Absolute Filenames
HOUR 4: Listing Files and Managing Disk Usage
The ls Command
Special ls Command Flags
HOUR 5: Ownership and PermissionsWorking with File Permissions
HOUR 6: Creating, Moving, Renaming, and Deleting Files and DirectoriesManipulating the Unix File System
HOUR 7: Looking into FilesLooking Inside Files
Hour 8: Filters, Pipes, and Wildcards!Maximizing the Command Line
Hour 9: Slicing and Dicing Command-Pipe Data
The awk Programming System
How to Use cut in Pipes
Inline Editing with sed and tr
Hour 10: An Introduction to the vi EditorEditing the Unix Way
HOUR 11: Advanced vi Tricks, Tools, and Techniques
Advanced Editing with vi
Summary of vi Commands
Hour 12: An Overview of the emacs EditorThe Other Popular Editor: emacs
Hour 13: Introduction to Command ShellsThe (Command) Shell Game
Hour 14: Advanced Shell InteractionWhich Shell Is Which?
HOUR 15: Job ControlWrestling with Your Jobs
HOUR 16: Shell Programming OverviewBuilding Your Own Commands
Hour 17: Advanced Shell ProgrammingSearching a Database of Filenames with mylocate
HOUR 18: Printing in the Unix EnvironmentMaking a Printed Copy
HOUR 19: Archives and Backups
The tar Tape Archive Utility
The zip Archive Utility
Shrinking Your Files with compress
Exploring the Unix Tape Command: cpio
Personal Backup Solutions
Working with Linux Package Managers
HOUR 20: Using Email to CommunicateInteracting with the World
HOUR 21: Connecting to Remote Systems Using SSH and SFTPStepping Beyond Your Own System
HOUR 22: Searching for Information and FilesFinding What’s Where
HOUR 23: Perl Programming in UnixFlexible and Powerful: Perl
Hour 24: GNOME and the GUI Environment
Tweaking Your Inner GNOME
Working with GNOME Applications
Appendix A: Common Unix Questions and Answers
How do I use find|xargs with filenames that contain spaces?
How do I find large files on my system?
How do I run a program on a schedule?
How do I fix file permission problems?
How do I list files that don’t match a given pattern?
How do I view lines X–Y in a text file?
How do I add a new directory to my PATH?
How do I recover deleted files?
How can I set my shell to protect me from accidental deletions?
What do the shell errors arg list too long and broken pipe mean?
Why use ssh instead of telnet? Or sftp instead of ftp?
Dave Taylor is president of Intuitive Systems, LLC, a consulting firm focused on online communications and marketing strategies. Founder of four Internet startups, he has been involved with Unix and the Internet since 1980, having created the popular Elm Mail System and Embot mail autoresponder. A prolific author, he has been published more than 1,000 times, and his most recent books include the best-selling Wicked Cool Shell Scripts and Learning Unix for Mac OS X.
A popular columnist for Linux Journal, he also writes a tech Q&A column for the Boulder Colorado Daily Camera newspaper. Previously, he was a research scientist at HP Palo Alto Laboratories. He has contributed software to the 4.4 release of Berkeley Unix (BSD), and his programs are found in all versions of Linux and other popular Unix variants.
Dave has a bachelor’s degree in computer science (University of California at San Diego), a master’s degree in educational computing (Purdue University), and an MBA (University of Baltimore), and he is a top-rated public speaker who frequently offers workshops on online marketing, blogging, and various technical topics. His official home page on the Web is http://www.DaveTaylorOnline.com, and his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dave also maintains three weblogs online, Ask Dave Taylor (at www.askdavetaylor.com), where he fields questions from readers on a wide variety of topics; GoFatherhood (at www.GoFatherhood.com), where he talks about the challenges and joys of parenting; and Dave On Film (www.DaveOnFilm.com), where he shares his reviews of the latest movies. You’re invited to get involved at all three!