Guide to UNIX Using Linux

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Cengage Learning, Aug 16, 2007 - Computers - 704 pages
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Written with a clear, straightforward writing style and packed with step-by-step projects for direct, hands-on learning, Guide to UNIX Using Linux, 4E is the perfect resource for learning UNIX and Linux from the ground up. Through the use of practical examples, end-of-chapter reviews, and interactive exercises, novice users are transformed into confident UNIX/Linux users who can employ utilities, master files, manage and query data, create scripts, access a network or the Internet, and navigate popular user interfaces and software. The updated 4th edition incorporates coverage of the latest versions of UNIX and Linux, including new versions of Red Hat, Fedora, SUSE, and Ubuntu Linux. A new chapter has also been added to cover basic networking utilities, and several other chapters have been expanded to include additional information on the KDE and GNOME desktops, as well as coverage of the popular OpenOffice.org office suite. With a strong focus on universal UNIX and Linux commands that are transferable to all versions of Linux, this book is a must-have for anyone seeking to develop their knowledge of these systems.
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Pretty good. which was used for my Introduction to Unix class. One of the tings that I liked was the multiple projects at the end of each chapter...

Contents

The Essence of UNIX and Linux
1
Exploring the UNIXLinux File Systems and File Security
53
Mastering Editors
111
CHAPTER FOUR UNIXLinux File Processing
157
Advanced File Processing
213
Introduction to Shell Script Programming
271
Advanced Shell Programming
339
Exploring the UNIXLinux Utilities
399
The X Window System
563
HOW TO ACCESS A UNIXLINUX OPERATING SYSTEM
613
SYNTAX GUIDE TO UNIXLINUX COMMANDS
625
HOW TO INSTALL FEDORA AND HOW TO USE THE KNOPPIX CD
641
UNIXLINUX VARIANTS
653
UNIXLINUX SECURITY NETWORK AND INTERNET CONNECTIVITY
661
Glossary
671
Index
683

Perl and CGI Programming
457
Developing UNIXLinux Applications in C and C
505

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Michael Palmer, Ph.D., is an industry consultant and educator who has written numerous networking and operating systems books, including best-selling books about Microsoft® Windows® Server systems and UNIX®/Linux®. He is president of CertQuick, which provides computer and networking consulting services, technical authoring services, and computer science curriculum development for schools. Dr. Palmer has worked for 30 years in higher education and industry as an instructor, professor, systems and networking specialist, technical manager, department head, and consultant. He holds bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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