In this updated edition, authors Deborah and Eric Ray use crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you to all of today's Unix essentials. You'll find the information you need to get started with the operating system and learn the most common Unix commands and concepts so that Unix can do the hard work for you. After mastering the basics of Unix, you'll move on to how to use directories and files, work with a shell, and create and edit files. You'll then learn how to manipulate files, configure a Unix environment, and run-and even write-scripts. Throughout the book-from logging in to being root-the authors offer essential coverage of Unix.
Deborah S. Ray and Eric J. Ray are syndicated columnists and consultants. The authors of many books on computers and computing systems, the Rays have received several awards from the Society of Technical Communications, including an International Distinguished Technical Communication award and an International Excellence award.
Introduction Chapter 1: Getting Started with Unix and Linux Chapter 2: Using Directories and Files Chapter 3: Working with Your Shell Chapter 4: Creating and Editing Files Chapter 5: Controlling Ownership and Permissions Chapter 6: Manipulating Files Chapter 7: Getting Information About the System Chapter 8: Configuring Your Unix or Linux Environment Chapter 9: Running Scripts and Programs Chapter 10: Writing Basic Scripts Chapter 11: Sending and Reading E-mail Chapter 12: Accessing the Internet Chapter 13: Working with Encoded and Compressed Files Chapter 14: Using Handy Utilities Chapter 15: Being Root Chapter 16: Sensational Unix and Linux Tricks Appendix A: Unix and Linux Reference Appendix B: What's What and What's Where Appendix C: Commands, Flags, and Arguments Index