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By Mark G. Sobell

ISBN-10: 0131367366

ISBN-13: 9780131367364

For use with all models of Linux, together with Ubuntu,™ Fedora,™ openSUSE,™ crimson Hat,® Debian, Mandriva, Mint, and now OS X, too!

Get extra performed swifter, and develop into a real Linux guru by way of studying the command line!

* study from enormous quantities of sensible, high quality examples
* NEW! insurance of the Mac OS X command line and its exact instruments
* NEW! specialist primer on automating projects with Perl

The most precious Linux educational and Reference, with enormous quantities of fine quality Examples for each Distribution–Now Covers OS X and Perl, Too!

To be really efficient with Linux, you want to completely grasp shells and the command line. in the past, you needed to purchase books to achieve that mastery: an educational on basic Linux innovations and strategies, plus a separate reference. Now, there’s a more robust resolution. well known Linux specialist Mark Sobell has introduced jointly entire, insightful counsel at the instruments process directors, builders, and tool clients want so much, and a great daily reference, either within the similar book.
This publication is 100% distribution and unlock agnostic: you should use it with any Linux procedure, now and for future years. Use Macs, too? This new version provides entire insurance of the Mac OS X command line, together with crucial OS X-only instruments and utilities different Linux/UNIX books forget about.

Packed with hundreds of thousands of high quality, sensible examples, this booklet provides Linux from the floor up: the clearest reasons and Most worthy wisdom approximately every little thing from filesystems to shells, editors to utilities, and programming instruments to average expressions. Sobell has additionally extra a superb new primer on Perl, an important programming instrument for Linux admins trying to automate complicated, time-consuming tasks.
A useful consultant to Linux® instructions, Editors, and Shell Programming, moment Edition, is the one ebook to deliver
larger, extra life like examples protecting projects you’ll really want to accomplish
* Deeper perception, according to Sobell’s mammoth wisdom of each Linux and OS X corner and cranny
* A start-to-finish primer on Perl for each process administrator
* In-depth insurance of easy and complex Linux shell programming with bash and tcsh
* functional motives of a hundred middle utilities, from aspell to xargs–including Mac OS X particular utilities from ditto to SetFile
* All-new assurance of automating distant backups with rsync
* Dozens of method defense suggestions, together with step by step walkthroughs of imposing safe communications utilizing ssh and scp
* suggestions and methods for customizing the shell and utilizing it interactively from the command line
* entire publications to high-productivity enhancing with either vim and emacs * A complete, 286-page command reference section–now with revised and elevated indexes for swifter entry to the knowledge you wish
* directions for updating structures immediately with apt-get and yum * Dozens of workouts that can assist you perform and achieve self belief
* and lots more and plenty extra, together with insurance of BitTorrent, gawk, sed, find, sort, bzip2, and typical expressions

Praise for the 1st variation of a pragmatic consultant to Linux instructions, Editors, and Shell Programming

“First Sobell taught humans find out how to use Linux…now he teaches you the ability of Linux. essential ebook for someone who desires to take Linux to the following level.”

—Jon “maddog” corridor, govt Director, Linux International

“This booklet is a really great tool for someone who desires to ‘look below the hood’ so that you can converse, and very begin placing the ability of Linux to paintings. What i locate rather problematical approximately guy pages is they by no means contain examples. Sobell, nevertheless, outlines very sincerely what the command does after which provides a number of universal, easy-tounderstand examples that make it a breeze to begin shell programming on one’s personal. As with Sobell’s different works, this can be easy, straight-forward, and simple to learn. It’s a superb ebook and should remain at the shelf at effortless arm’s succeed in for a protracted time.”

—Ray Bartlett, commute Writer

“Overall i discovered this booklet to be relatively first-class, and it has earned a place at the very entrance of my bookshelf. It covers the genuine ‘guts’ of Linux—the command line and its utilities—and does so rather well. Its most powerful issues are the exceptional use of examples, and the Command Reference part. hugely steered for Linux clients of all ability degrees. good performed to Mark Sobell and Prentice corridor for this amazing book!”

—Dan Clough, Electronics Engineer and Slackware Linux user

“Totally not like such a lot Linux books, this booklet avoids discussing every thing through GUI and jumps correct into making the ability of the command line your friend.”

—Bjorn Tipling, software program Engineer,

“This publication is the easiest distro-agnostic, foundational Linux reference I’ve ever obvious, out of dozens of Linux-related books I’ve learn. discovering this booklet was once a true stroke of good fortune. so that you can relatively know how to get issues performed on the command line, the place the facility and adaptability of loose UNIX-like OSes quite dwell, this publication is without doubt one of the most sensible instruments you’ll locate towards that end.”

—Chad Perrin, author, TechRepublic

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The choice of shells demonstrates one of the advantages of the Linux operating system: the ability to provide a customized interface for each user. Shell scripts Besides performing its function of interpreting commands from a keyboard and sending those commands to the operating system, the shell is a high-level programming language. Shell commands can be arranged in a file for later execution (Linux calls these files shell scripts; Windows calls them batch files). This flexibility allows users to perform complex operations with relative ease, often by issuing short commands, or to build with surprisingly little effort elaborate programs that perform highly complex operations.

What they found was no accident—it was the GNU system. The available free software6 added up to a complete system because the GNU Project had been working since 1984 to make one. The GNU Manifesto had set forth the goal of developing a free UNIX-like system, called GNU. The Initial Announcement of the GNU Project also outlines some of the original plans for the GNU system. 7 3. html 4. html 5. html 6. html 7. com/opensource) without this compatibility. The Code Is Free The tradition of free software dates back to the days when UNIX was released to universities at nominal cost, which contributed to its portability and success.

The popularity of the microprocessor-based hardware drives Linux; these microcomputers are getting faster all the time, at about the same price point. Linux on a fast microcomputer has become good enough to displace workstations on many desktops. This widespread acceptance benefits both users, who do not like having to learn a new operating system for each vendor’s hardware, and system administrators, who like having a consistent software environment. The advent of a standard operating system has given a boost to the development of the software industry.

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