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UNIX for the impatient

Author: Paul W Abrahams; Bruce R Larson
Publisher: Reading (Mass.) : Addison-Wesley, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

A UNIX handbook for people who need to learn UNIX quickly - now updated to cover the latest technology.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul W Abrahams; Bruce R Larson
ISBN: 0201823764 9780201823769
OCLC Number: 489748153
Description: xxv-814 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction. UNIX Background. The POSIX.2 Standard. How to Use This Book. Typographical Conventions. Syntactic Conventions. Getting Started. 2. Concepts. The UNIX Manual. System Administration and the Superuser. Users and Groups. What the Shell Does. The UNIX Kernel. Processes. The UNIX File System. File Permissions. Conventions for Using Files. Standard Files and Redirection. Other Facilities for Interprocess Communication. UNIX Commands. Local Variables. Initialization Files. Terminal Descriptions. Locales, Code Sets, and Internationalization. Regular Expressions. Devices. 3. Operations on Files. Operations on Directories. Listing Files with ls. Displaying and Concatenating Files with cat. Linking, Moving, and Copying Files with ln, mv, and cp. Removing Files. Examining Files or Output with a Pager. Printing Files. Finding Files with find. Locating, Classifying, and Checking Files. Comparing Files. Controlling File Access and Ownership. Miscellaneous File Utilities. Data Compression and Encoding. Archiving Sets of Files. Examining Files with od. Copying and Converting Data with dd. Updating Files with patch. Creating Special Files. 4. Data Manipulation Using Filters. Sorting Files with sort. Finding Patterns with grep. Simple Data Transformations. Extracting Parts of Files. Combining Files. Using sed to Edit from a Script. The awk Programming Language. Other Data Manipulation Languages. 5. Utility Programs. Information Services. Reporting on the Status of Processes. Managing Pro-cesses. Commands Related to Logging In. Controlling Your Terminal. On-Line Communication with Other Users. Disk Usage Statistics. Writing and Reading Strings. Evaluating Expressions. Special Invocation of Commands. Querying Your UNIX Environment. Miscellaneous Services. Producing Locale Information and Defining a Locale. Document Processing. Version Control. 6. The Korn and POSIX Shells. Overview of the KornShell. Interacting with the Shell. Editing an Input Line. Calling the Shell Directly. Shell Scripts. Syntax of Shell Input. Patterns. Simple Commands. Linking Commands with Operators. Redirection. Here-Documents. The test, true, and false Commands. Compound Commands. How Commands Are Executed. Parameters. Parameter Expansions. Quotation. Substitutions. Aliases. Commands for Job Control. The Command History and the fc Command. ntrinsic Commands and Predefined Aliases. Predefined Variables Used by the Shell. Execution Options. Initialization Files for the Shell. Parsing Command Lines with getopts. A Sample Shell Script. 7. Other Shells. The C Shell csh. Bash, the "Bourne-again Shell." 8. Standard Editors. The vi Visual Editor. Local Variables for vi and ex. The Extended Editor ex. The ed Line Editor. Tag Files. 9. The GNU Emacs Editor. Calling and Terminating Emacs. Conventions for Typing Input. Getting Acquainted with Emacs. Emacs Concepts. How to Issue Commands. Getting Help. Exiting from or Suspending Emacs. Basic Editing Commands. Mouse Operations on Text. Additional Editing Commands. Indentation. Operations on Rectangles. Operations on Windows. Operations on Frames. Operations on Files. Explicit Operations on Buffers. The Buffer Menu. Printing. Registers and Their Operations. Searching and Replacing. Operations on Variables. Evaluating LISP Expressions. Executing UNIX Commands from Emacs. Environmental Inquiries. Customizing Emacs. 10. Emacs Utilities. Directory Operations with Dired. Composing and Editing Pictures. Tags and Tag Tables. The Emacs Mailer. The GNUS Newsreader. The Calendar. The Diary. The Version Control Interface. Amusements. 11. Mailers and Newsreaders. What's in a Message? Recipients. Mailboxes. Forwarding Mail. The mailx (Berkeley Mail)Mailer. Other Mailers. Archiving Files for Mailing with shar. Newsgroups and Newsreaders. UNIX Newsreaders. 12. Communicating with Remote Computers. Network Addresses. Local-Area Networks. Distributing Files Over Networks. Internet Resources. Programs for Remote Communications. Remote Operations on "Nearby" Computers. Calling a Remote Computer with telnet. Transferring Files Between Computers with ftp. File Transfers Based on uucp. Connecting to Remote Computers with cu. 13. The X Window System. The X Screen. Getting Started and Quitting. Window Managers. Servers, Displays, and Display Specifications. Widgets. Properties. Command-Line Options for X Applications. Resources and Their Specifications. The Resource Database. Geometry Specifications. Fonts. Colors. Initialization Files for X. The xterm Terminal Emulator. Informational Displays for X. Color and Font Information for X. Clients for Initializing and Customizing X. Killing an X Client with xkill. Viewing Manual Pages with xman. 14. Managing Your System. Running with Superuser Privileges. System Administration Programs. Explicit System Administration. Software Installation. File System Maintenance. Startup and Shutdown. Appendix A. Alphabetical Summary of Commands. List of Commands. Summary of Commands and Features. Appendix B. Comparison of MS-DOS and UNIX. Treatment of Files. MS-DOS Commands and Their UNIX Equivalents. Other Related Features. Appendix C. Resources. Books. CD-ROMs. Appendix D. Glossary. Index.
Responsibility: Paul W. Abrahams, Bruce R. Larson.


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