Fundamentals of UNIX Companion Guide

Fundamentals of UNIX Companion Guide

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Cisco Networking Academy Program: Fundamentals of UNIX Companion Guide will be part of the Cisco Networking Academy Program and will be the companion textbook for a one-semester course on UNIX Fundamentals. This course and companion guide will address the demand for IT professionals who need UNIX training and experience. It is an introduction to the UNIX operating system for end-users. Students who complete this course will have a strong foundation for moving on to more advanced courses in UNIX system administration. The companion guide will also include a Cisco Systems authored CD-ROM featuring electronic more

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  • Mixed media product | 608 pages
  • 198.6 x 242.8 x 31.2mm | 1,297.29g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 1587130440
  • 9781587130441

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter ends with a Summary, Check Your Understanding, UNIX Command Summary, and Key Terms.). 1. The UNIX Computing Environment. Introduction. The Main Components of a Computer. Overview of Computer Operating Systems. Overview of the UNIX Operating System. Benefits of UNIX. The Solaris Operating Environment. 2. Accessing Your System and the Common Desktop Environment. Introduction. User Accounts. The /etc/passwd File. Proper UNIX System Shutdown. Changing Your Password. Becoming Familiar with the Common Desktop. The Keyboard. Managing Windows. Minimizing and Maximizing the Front Panel. Customizing Your Workspace with Style Manager. Working with Subpanels. 3. CDE User Applications. Introduction, Using the Mail Tool. Using Calendar Manager. Other Built-In Applications. 4. Getting Help. Introduction. Using CDE Help. AnswerBook2. Command-Line Help. Troubleshooting. DOS/UNIX Cross-Reference. 5. Accessing Files and Directories. Introduction. The File System. Directory Paths. Navigating the File System. Listing Direcotry Contents. Identifying and Using Metacharacters. 6. Basic Directory and File Management. Introduction. Directory and File Management Using the Command. Comparing Files. File-and Direcotry-Naming Conventions. Creating Files. Creating Directories. Removing Files and Directories. Using CDE File Manager. 7. Advanced Directory and File Management. Introduction. Copying Files Using the Command Line. Copying Direcotries from the Command Line. Linking Files. Renaming and Moving Files Using the Command Line. Renaming and Moving Directories Using the Command. Input/Output Redirection. Command Piping. Advanced Directory and File Managemnt Using File Manager. 8. Files and User Information Utilities. Introduction. Disk Technology Overview. Partitions and File Systems. File System Statistics. Finding Files in the File System. Searching for Strings in Files and Command Output. Finding Files Using CDE File Manager. Sorting Files and Command Output. Identifying Users with the who and finger Commands. Switching to Another User Account. User Account Information. 9. Using Text Editors. Introduction. Introducing the vi Editor. More About the vi Editor. Other Text Editors. Text Editor Alternative-Creating Small Text Files Using cat. Using the CDE Text Editor. Word Processors. 10. File System Security. Introduction. Security Policies. Standard UNIX Security Features. File System Permissions. Determining File and Directory Access. Changing Permissions from the Command Line. Changing Permissions with File Manager. 11. UNIX Printing. Introduction. The UNIX Printing Environment. Using CDE Print Manager. 12. Backing Up Data. Introduction. The Importance of Backups. Data Restoration Issues. Magnetic Tape Backup Media. Magnetic and Optical Disks. BackingUp Files with tar. Compreeing Files. Uncompressing Files. Backing Up and Compressing the Home Directory. Restoring Files. Combining Backup and Compression with the jar Command. Third-Party Compression Programs. Using CDE to Archive, Compress, and Restore. 13. System Processes and Memory Management. Introduction. Unix System Processes. Terminating Processes. Foreground and Background. Memory Managemnt: Physical Memory and Swap. 14. Basic Features of the Korn and C Shells. Introduction. Review of the Shell. Additional Korn Shee1 Features. Additional C Shell Features. Shell Variables. 15. Customizing Your Login Environment. Introduction. Features of Initialization Files. Korn Shell Customization. C Shell Customization. The CDE Intialization File. 16. Network Basics. Introduction. Local-Area Networks. Wide-Area Networks. LAN Architecture Elements. Network Topologies. Network Protocols and the OSI Model. Client/Server Computing. Network Commands. Naming Services and Host Name Resolution.The Network File System. 17. Career Guidance. Introduction. What's Next? Careers in UNIX System Administration. Resources. Appendix A. Check Your Understanding Answer Key Appendix B. Master Command List. Appendix C. vi Editor Quick Reference. The Three Modes of vi. Basic vi Commands That You must Know-Don't Leave Home Without Them. Appendix D. Solaris for Intel Download and Installation Instructions. Free Solaris Binary License Program. Dual Boot Installation Instructions Using Windows 98 and Windows 2000. Appendix E. mailx Introduction to mailx. Mail Headers. Sending a Mail Message. Sending a File Using Mail. Creating a Mail Alias. Canceling a Mail Message. Deleting and Undeleting a Mail Message. Replying to a Mail Message. Printig a Mail Message. Quitting Mail. Using Tilde Commands. Appendix F. e-Lab Activities Listing. Appendix G. Hands-On Lab Listing. Appendix H. Web Site Resources. Glossary. Indexshow more

About Dan Myers

Dan Myers, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, is an international program manager for the Cisco Networking Academy Program. He is responsible for the worldwide implementation of courses sponsored by various computer and network vendors. Prior to joining Cisco, Dan was the curriculum and operations manager for the Sun Microsystems(r) Academic Initiative Program that authorizes educational institutions to offer Solaris System Administration and Java Programming courses. Dan is the subject matter expert for the Sun-sponsored Cisco Networking Academy Program Web-based curriculum for Fundamentals of UNIX. Jim Lorenz, CNE, MCT, CCNA(r), CCAI, is a senior technical writer and curriculum developer for the Cisco Networking Academy Program. He has over 20 years experience in information systems and has held various IT positions in several Fourtune 500 companies, including Allied-Signal, Honeywell, and Motorola. Jim has developed and taught computer and networking courses for both public and private institutions for more than 15 years. He is also the author of the Cisco Networking Academy Program: Lab Companion, Volumes I and more