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Harley Hahn's Guide to Unix and Linux

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"Harley Hahn's Guide to Unix and Linux" is a modern, comprehensive text for anyone who wants to learn how to use Unix or Linux. The book is suitable as a primary or secondary textbook for classroom use, as well as for readers who want to teach themselves. The text covers all the basic concepts and tools Unix/Linux users need to master: Unix vs Linux, GUIs, the command line interface, the online manual, syntax, the shell, standard I/O and redirection, pipes and filters, vi and Emacs, the Unix file system, and job control. Hahn offers a thoroughly readable approach to teaching Unix & Linux by emphasizing core ideas and carefully explaining unfamiliar terminology. The book walks readers through Unix & Linux systems from the very beginning, assuming no prior knowledge, and laying out material in a logical, straightforward manner.An experienced author, Hahn writes in a clear, engaging, and student-friendly style, resulting in a text that is both easy and entertaining to read. Motivating pedagogy, such as "What's in a Name?" boxes and highlighted Hints provide readers with interesting background and helpful tips.For additional resources, readers can visit the author's website at www.
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Table of Contents

A Personal Note from Harley HahnWalkthrough for Students and TeachersList of FiguresGlossary 1 Introduction to Unix 2What is Unix? What is Linux? 3The Unix Connection 4Starting to Use Unix 5GUIs: Graphical Users Interfaces 6The Unix Work Environment 7Using the Keyboard with Unix 8Programs to Use Right Away 9Documentation: The Unix Manual and Info 10Command Syntax 11The Shell 12Using the Shell: Variables and Option 13Using the Shell: Commands and Customization 14Using the Shell: Initialization Files 15Standard I/O, Redirection, and Pipes 16Filters: Introduction and Basic Operations 17Filters: Comparing and Extracting 18Filters: Counting and Formatting 19Filters: Selecting, Sorting, Combining, and Changing 20Regular Expressions 21Displaying Files 22The vi Text Editor 23The Unix Filesystem 24Working with Directories 25Working with Files 26Processes and Job Control Appendix ASummary of Unix Commands Covered in this Book Appendix BSummary of Unix Commands By Category Appendix CSummary of vi Commands Appendix D The ASCII Code Appendix E What To Do If You Forget The Root Password Appendix F Time Zones and 24-Hour Time Appendix G Shell Options and Shell Variables

About the Author

Harley Hahn has a degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and a graduate degree in computer science from the University of California at San Diego. Before becoming a professional writer and the author of more than two dozen books, Harley studied medicine at the University of Toronto. When Harley is not writing, he reads a lot, paints, plays the piano and gives advice to anyone who will listen.

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