Unix Power Tools
"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Oct 28, 2002 - Computers - 1156 pages
With the growing popularity of Linux and the advent of Darwin, Unix has metamorphosed into something new and exciting. No longer perceived as a difficult operating system, more and more users are discovering the advantages of Unix for the first time. But whether you are a newcomer or a Unix power user, you'll find yourself thumbing through the goldmine of information in the new edition of Unix Power Tools to add to your store of knowledge. Want to try something new? Check this book first, and you're sure to find a tip or trick that will prevent you from learning things the hard way.The latest edition of this best-selling favorite is loaded with advice about almost every aspect of Unix, covering all the new technologies that users need to know. In addition to vital information on Linux, Darwin, and BSD, Unix Power Tools 3rd Edition now offers more coverage of bash, zsh, and other new shells, along with discussions about modern utilities and applications. Several sections focus on security and Internet access. And there is a new chapter on access to Unix from Windows, addressing the heterogeneous nature of systems today. You'll also find expanded coverage of software installation and packaging, as well as basic information on Perl and Python.Unix Power Tools 3rd Edition is a browser's book...like a magazine that you don't read from start to finish, but leaf through repeatedly until you realize that you've read it all. Bursting with cross-references, interesting sidebars explore syntax or point out other directions for exploration, including relevant technical details that might not be immediately apparent. The book includes articles abstracted from other O'Reilly books, new information that highlights program tricks and gotchas, tips posted to the Net over the years, and other accumulated wisdom.Affectionately referred to by readers as "the" Unix book, UNIX Power Tools provides access to information every Unix user is going to need to know. It will help you think creatively about UNIX, and will help you get to the point where you can analyze your own problems. Your own solutions won't be far behind.
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Possibly the best referencing book for UNIX! The book covers from simple to advanced concepts with easy-to-understand examples.
This is an awesome book I love it! I bought it used but I am going to have to buy it to get the software..
Its hard be patient, wade through it and try everything outRight now I am using it as a textbook for a class I am taking but I will always treasure it and I cannot wait to read the new edition if there is one!!
Saving Time on the Command Line
The Use of History
Moving Around in a Hurry
Regular Expressions Pattern Matching
The sed Stream Editor
Shell Programming for the Uninitiated
Redirecting Input and Output
Connecting to MS Windows
Shell Programming for the Initiated
Shell Script Debugging and Gotchas
Backing Up Files
Creating and Reading Archives