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Author: Ellen Siever
Publisher: Sebastopol, CA ; Farnham : O'Reilly, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed., Ellen Siever . [and others]View all editions and formats
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This text covers the core commands for common Linux distributions. It provides a complete reference to all user, programming, administration, and networking commands with options and also documents a wide range of GNU tools.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Siever
ISBN: 0596000251 9780596000257
OCLC Number: 155675893
Notes: Prev ed: 1999.
Description: xv, 797 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Excitement of Linux 1 --
Distribution and Support 3 --
Commands on Linux 3 --
Chapter 2 System and Network Administration Overview 11 --
Common Commands 11 --
Overview of Networking 17 --
Overview of TCP/IP 18 --
Overview of Firewalls and Masquerading 23 --
Overview of NFS 26 --
Overview of NIS 27 --
Administering NIS 28 --
RPC and XDR 28 --
Chapter 3 Linux Commands 29 --
Alphabetical Summary of Commands 30 --
Chapter 4 Boot Methods 399 --
Boot Process 399 --
LILO: The Linux Loader 400 --
Loadlin: Booting from MS-DOS 411 --
Dual Booting Linux and Windows NT/2000 412 --
Boot-time Kernel Options 415 --
Initrd: Using a RAM Disk 417 --
Chapter 5 Red Hat and Debian Package Managers 418 --
Red Hat Package Manager 419 --
Debian Package Manager 430 --
Chapter 6 Linux Shells: An Overview 446 --
Purpose of the Shell 446 --
Shell Flavors 447 --
Common Features 448 --
Differing Features 449 --
Chapter 7 Bash: The Bourne-Again Shell 450 --
Overview of Features 450 --
Invoking the Shell 452 --
Syntax 453 --
Variables 462 --
Arithmetic Expressions 468 --
Command History 469 --
Built-in Commands 472 --
Job Control 498 --
Chapter 8 csh and tcsh 500 --
Overview of Features 501 --
Invoking the Shell 501 --
Syntax 502 --
Variables 506 --
Expressions 517 --
Command History 520 --
Command-Line Manipulation 524 --
Job Control 529 --
Built-in csh and tcsh Commands 529 --
Chapter 9 Pattern Matching 551 --
Filenames Versus Patterns 552 --
Metacharacters, Listed by Linux Program 552 --
Metacharacters 553 --
Examples of Searching 555 --
Chapter 10 Emacs Editor 558 --
Typical Problems 558 --
Summary of Commands by Group 560 --
Summary of Commands by Key 567 --
Summary of Commands by Name 570 --
Chapter 11 Vi Editor 576 --
Review of vi Operations 577 --
vi Command-Line Options 579 --
ex Command-Line Options 580 --
Movement Commands 581 --
Edit Commands 583 --
Saving and Exiting 585 --
Accessing Multiple Files 586 --
Interacting with the Shell 586 --
Macros 587 --
Miscellaneous Commands 587 --
Alphabetical List of Keys in Command Mode 588 --
Syntax of ex Commands 590 --
Alphabetical Summary of ex Commands 591 --
vi Configuration 603 --
Chapter 12 Sed Editor 607 --
Conceptual Overview 607 --
Command-Line Syntax 608 --
Syntax of sed Commands 609 --
Group Summary of sed Commands 610 --
Alphabetical Summary of sed Commands 611 --
Chapter 13 Gawk Scripting Language 619 --
Conceptual Overview 619 --
Command-Line Syntax 620 --
Patterns and Procedures 622 --
gawk System Variables 624 --
Operators 625 --
Variable and Array Assignments 625 --
Group Listing of gawk Commands 626 --
Alphabetical Summary of Commands 626 --
Chapter 14 CVS and RCS 634 --
CVS Utility 636 --
CVS Administrator Reference 638 --
CVS User Reference 655 --
RCS Utility 683 --
Overview of RCS Commands 683 --
Basic RCS Operations 684 --
General RCS Specifications 685 --
Alphabetical Summary of RCS Commands 689 --
Chapter 15 GNOME 701 --
Desktop Overview 702 --
Panel 704 --
Main Menu 706 --
GNOME Control Center 707 --
Chapter 16 KDE 724 --
Desktop Overview 725 --
Panel and Taskbar 730 --
KDE Control Center 732 --
Chapter 17 An Alternative Window Manager: fvwm2 748 --
Running fvwm2 749 --
Configuration Files 749 --
A Modular Approach 750 --
How to Implement Window Manager Customizations 751 --
A Quick Tour of the fvwm Environment 751 --
Specifying Click-to-Type Focus 753 --
Raising the Focus Window Automatically 754 --
Changing the Size of the Desktop 754 --
Having Multiple Desktops 755 --
Making the Same Window Appear on Every Page 757 --
Starting Windows on Different Desktops and Pages 758 --
If It's Too Hard (or Easy) to Move the Pointer Between Pages 759 --
Adding Keyboard Shortcuts 761 --
Customizing Menus 765 --
FvwmWinList: Switching they Focus 766.

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This text covers the core commands for common Linux distributions. It provides a complete reference to all user, programming, administration, and networking commands with options and also documents a wide range of GNU tools.

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