Unix Weekend Crash Course

Unix Weekend Crash Course

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This text consists of 30 sessions that teach the core concepts of UNIX over a weekend. It focuses on the standard core UNIX OS and teaches the basics needed to perform system administration and programming in the UNIX environment. It focuses on the common aspects among the different flavours (or types) of UNIX, noting the important differences throughout. Topics covered include the many flavors of UNIX; manipulating files; writing shell scripts; batch editing and programming with awk; Perl programming; Apache Web Server; and Internet security. The features of a "Weekend Crash Course" are: each session takes 30 minutes to complete; four time-to-go icons ("30 Min To Go," "20 Min To Go," "10 Min To Go," and "Done!") gauge the reader's progress through any given session; "Quiz Yourself" questions (at the end of each session) and "Part Review" questions allow the reader to review what they have just learnedl; and skill assessment software on the CD-ROM helps readers gauge their skill level before and after reading this book. The CD-ROM contains skills assessment software based on the sessions in the book; UNIX tools; and sample scripts from the book.
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  • Mixed media product | 408 pages
  • 187.5 x 234.2 x 23.1mm | 630.5g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764549278
  • 9780764549274

About Arthur Griffith

Arthur Griffith (Homer, Alaska). Arthur has been a full-time writer since 1997. From 1977 through 1997, he worked as a computer consultant and a system-level programmer. Arthur's first introduction to UNIX was in 1985 when he installed a BSD system on a DEC 750. This was followed by a contract to develop a specialized network communications protocol to transmit encrypted data over a WAN using SCO Xenix. He has also done extensive development work with HP-UX software and Sun's Solaris and Motif. Arthur has authored nine books, six of them for HMI. His titles include: KDE Programming Bible (HMI; 2000); GNOME/GTK+ Programming Bible (HMI, 2000); COBOL For Dummies (HMI, 1997); Java Master Reference (HMI, 1998); and Peter Norton's Complete Guide to Linux (Sams, 1999).
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