Linux Desk Reference

Linux Desk Reference

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This Linux command reference will be published in the new Open Source series. Designed for power users, developers, and sys admins, it will provide a user-friendly guide to the Linux operating system. All commands will be listed alphabetically by functional area, so all file structure commands will be grouped, all networking commands grouped, etc. This is ideal for beginners who can locate commands based on the tasks they are trying to accomplish. In addition, a "roadmap" which lists all commands by alpha at the front of the book is ideal for more advanced users who know the command name and simply need to know a page number. Another feature will be a guide to interpreting Linux's confusing command output, what you see after you execute an initial command.
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  • Paperback | 545 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 680.39g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130163910
  • 9780130163912

Table of contents

1. Documentation. apropos, info, locate, man, makewhatis, manpath, updatedb, whatis, whereis.I. SYSTEM STRUCTURES. 2. Files. chgrp, chmod, chown, cksum, cp, dd, file, install, ln lockfile, ls, lsattr, mv, pathchk, rm, stat, sum, symlinks, touch.3. Process. &, ^Z, bg, fg, fuser, jobs, kill, killall, nice, nohup, pidof, ps, pstree, renice, top.4. Standard Input, Output and Error. >, , >>, |, tee, script, xargs.5. Directories. cd, mkdir, pwd, rmdir, symlinks.6. Users. chfn, chpasswd, finger, groupmod, grpck, id, passwd, pwck, su, useradd, userdel, usermod, users, who.7. Paths. basename, dirname, namei, pathchk.8. The bash Shell. Invoking bash, Startup Files, Aliases, Command History, Command Completion, Command Line Editing, Word Designators, Shell Variables, Shell Prompt, Shell Arithmetic, Looping Statements, Conditional Statements, Shell Functions, Builtins.9. Terminal & Keyboard. captoinfo, clear, dumpkeys, getkeycodes, getty, infocmp, loadkeys, login, setterm, stty, tic, tput, tset.10. Disks. badblocks, cfdisk, du, fdformat, fdisk, quota, setfdprm.11. Filesystems. debugfs, df, dumpe2fs, e2fsck, fsck, fsck.minix, fuser, lsattr, lsof, mke2fs, mkfs, mkfs.minix, mklost+found, mkswap, mount, rdev, swapoff, swapon, sync, tune2fs, umount.12. Printers & Print Queues. lpc, lpd, lpq, lpr, lprm, pr, tunelp.13. Daemons. fingerd, ftpd, gated, gdc, identd, imapd, inetd, klogd, lpd, mountd, named, pppd, rexecd, rlogind, rcmd, rshd, rwhod, syslogd, talkd, tcpd, telnetd, tftpd, yppasswdd.14. Machine Information. arch, hostname, hwclock, uname.15. Kernel. depmod, modprobe, insmod, kerneld, ksyms, lsmod, bdflush, rmmod.II. MANIPULATING DATA & TEXT FILES. 16. Displaying Files. cat, head, less, look, rev, tac, tail.17. Comparing & Merging Files. comm, cmp, diff, diff3, sdiff.18. Data Files. column, colrm, csplit, cut, expand, fmt, fold, merge, paste, sort, split, tr, unexpand, uniq.19. Document Formatting. colcrt, eqn, gs, grog, gxditview, tbl, tex, troff, xdvi.20. The vi Editor. Just Enough to Get By, Stopping and Starting vi, Position Within a File, Searching & Replacing, Adding & Deleting Text, Yanking & Putting, Shell Interaction.21. Archiving & Compression. compress, cpio, dump, gzexe, gzip, gunzip, restore, shar, uncompress, uuencode, uudecode, zcmp, zdiff, zgrep, zmore, znew.III. COMMON TASKS. 22. Startup & Shutdown. dmesg, halt, reboot, poweroff, lilo, rdev, runlevel, shutdown, swapon, swapoff, sync, init, telinit.23. X Window System. XF86Setup, X, startx, xdm, xf86config, xinit, xmseconfig, xterm, xvidtune.24. Scheduling. at, atq, atrm, batch, crontab, sleep, usleep.25. Finding Stuff. egrep, find, finger, fgrep, grep, locate, updatedb, which.26. Diagnostics & System Performance. df, dmesg, free, ipcs, ps, pstree, runlevel, tload, top, vmstat, who.27. Security. ipfwadm, pgpe, pgpk, pgps, pgpv.28. Miscellaneous. cal, date, fortune, ispell, rpm, strfile.IV. NETWORKING. 29. TCP/IP. arp, bootpd, bootptab, bootpgw, bootptest, dip, hostname, gated, gdc, ifconfig, in.identd, netstat, nslookup, rmail, route, routed, rusers, tcpdchk, tcpdmatch, traceroute.30. Networking Applications. ftp, hostname, netstat, ping, rarp, rcp, rdate, rdist, rlogin, rsh,rusers, rwall, rwho, telnet, tftp.31. NIS & NFS. domainname, nisdomainname, ypdomainname, makedbm, ypbind, ypcat, yppasswd, ypinit, yppoll, yppush, ypserv, ypset, ypwhich, ypxfer.32. DOS & Windows Connectivity. mattrib, mbadblocks, mcd, mdel, mdeltree, mdir, mdu, mformat, mlabel, mmd, mrd, mmove, mtype, xcopy, nmbd, smbclient, smbd, smbmount, smbstatus, smbumount, testparm.33. Mail & Other Communication. biff, elm, fetchmail, formail, mail, makemap, mesg, mimencode, rmail, rwall, sendmail, talk, uuencode, wall, write.Glossary. Index.
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About Scott Hawkins

Scott Hawkins has been a Linux user since 1992. He is a developer for Glenayre, Inc., and resides in Braselton, GA.
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