Advanced UNIX User's Interactive Workbook

Advanced UNIX User's Interactive Workbook

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Learn by doing with this innovative series of interactive workbooks. Each workbook features a free Interactive Web training site!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.68 x 43.18mm | 1,133.98g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130854565
  • 9780130854568

Table of contents

1. Unix Basics.

Lab 1.1 Login NAMEs, USER IDs, and Groups. Lab 1.2 Commands and Command Lines. Lab 1.3 Files and Directories. Lab 1.4 Editing Files. Lab 1.5 Environment Variables.

1. Test Your Thinking.

2. Electronic Communication.

Lab 2.1 Identifying Users. Lab 2.2 Writing to Local Users.

2. Test Your Thinking.

3. Electronic Mail.

Lab 3.1 Perform Basic Mail Functions. Lab 3.2 Send Mail. Lab 3.3 Read Mail. Lab 3.4 Check for Electronic Mail.

3. Test Your Thinking.

4. Computer Networks.

Lab 4.1 Displaying Machine Names. Lab 4.2 Logging in to Another System. Lab 4.3 Copying Files Between Systems.

4. Test Your Thinking.

5. Some Useful Stuff.

Lab 5.1 Repeating Commands. Lab 5.2 Comparing Files and Directories. Lab 5.3 Checking Files. Lab 5.4 Calendars. Lab 5.5 Finding Text within a Subtree. Lab 5.6 Archiving Files.

5. Test Your Thinking.

6. The Emacs Editor.

Lab 6.1 A Basic emacs Session. Lab 6.2 Moving the Cursor. Lab 6.3 Deleting Text. Lab 6.4 Saving a File. Lab 6.5 Searching (and Replacing) Text. Lab 6.6 Moving Text. Lab 6.7 Working with Frames and Buffers.

6. Test Your Thinking.

7. Customizing Your Environment.

Lab 7.1 Changing Shells 7.1.1 Change Shells. Lab 7.2 Adding New Commands 7.2.1 Create an Alias. Lab 7.3 Customizing Your Shell 7.3.1 Set Your Prompts.

7. Test Your Thinking.

8. Basic Shell Programming.

Lab 8.1 Variables and Parameters. Lab 8.2 Testing and Branching. Lab 8.3 Repeating Commands with Loops. Lab 8.4 Shell Scripts and Functions. Lab 8.5 Example Scripts.

8. Test Your Thinking.

9. More On Files and Permissions.

Lab 9.1 Files and Types. Lab 9.2 Perform Some Specialized Filing Tasks. Lab 9.3 Mounted File Systems.

9. Test Your Thinking.

10. Advanced vi Tricks.

Lab 10.1 Running Programs Inside vi. Lab 10.2 Changing Upper and Lower Case. Lab 10.3 Creating Your Own Commands. Lab 10.4 Options and Startup Tricks. Lab 10.5 Some Useful vi Tricks.

10. Test Your Thinking.

11. Advanced Emacs Tricks.

Lab 11.1 Using Text Mode. Lab 11.2 Running Shell Commands in emacs. Lab 11.3 Customizing emacs. Lab 11.4 Using the dired Mode. Lab 11.5 Using the Command History.

11. Test Your Thinking.

Appendix A: Answers to Self-Review Questions.

Appendix B: Commands.

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About John F. McMullen

John Mcmullen is Senior Technical Writer and Document Manager for Softway Systems in Ontario, Canada. He is author of The UNIX User's Interactive Workbook (Prentice Hall PTR) and The Complete Idiot's Guide to UNIX.
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