UNIX Commands by Example

UNIX Commands by Example : A Desktop Reference for Solaris, UnixWare, and SCO UNIX

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This user's reference for the three leading UNIX platforms focuses on the most useful user-level commands. Unlike the standard UNIX manual, it simplifies the understanding of each command by providing clear, alphabetical descriptions of over 50 of the most important user-level UNIX commands. Contains over 400 examples of commands, flags, options, and environment variables.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0131039539
  • 9780131039537

Table of contents

The Operating System - to your aid. Starting and ending a UNIX session. Backing up your UNIX system. backup - backing up your data. Bourne shell - configuring your working environment. cal - print a calendar. cat - write files to the screen. cancel - cancel a print job. cd - change directory. chmod - changing file access. chown - changing file owner. copy - copying whole directories. cp - copy files. cpio - backing up data with cpio. C shell - configuring your work environment. cut - cutting text from files. date - system data and time. dd - converting and copying. df - listing free disk space. directories - using UNIX directories. DOSA (R)A (R) using DOS with UNIX. du - disk use. echo - echo to the screen. /etc/passwd and /etc/group - defining users. file - determining file type. files - basic information about UNIX files. find - finding files. ftp - file transfer and file transfer protocol. grep, egrep, fgrep - finding text. format; fdformat - formatting floppy disks. internet - communicating across networks. kill - stopping UNIX processes. Korn shell - configuring your work environment. ln - linking files. lp and lpr -UNIX printing. lpstat - print status. ls - list files. mail - electronic mail. mkdir - making a directory. more - display file content. mv - move or change names of files. mvdir - moving directory structures. newgrp - changing user group identity. news - system news. nice - changing process priorities. nohup - continue processes after logout - nohup. passwd - changing your password. paste - paste after cut. ping - checking connections on a TCP/IP network. pr - print filter for formatting pages. print spooling. processes - UNIX processes. pwd - print working directory. rcmd (rsh) - executing remote commands. rcp - copying a file over a network. redirection, pipes and filters. restore -restoring file systems. rlogin - using other computers on a network. rmdir - removing directories. rm - remove files. rsh (rcmd) - executing remote commands. shell command files (programs and scripts). sort - sorting data. standard input, output and error. stty - terminal parameters. talk - communicate with other users. tar - storing and restoring files. telnet - using other computers on a network. time - UNIX system time spent. tty - terminal name. udecode - decode an encoded file. unmask - setting default access codes. uname - UNIX-system name. vi - a screen editor. wall - write to all users. who - who is logged on. whoami - who am I. whodo - what are users doing. write - writing to others.show more