Linux in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference

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Linux in a Nutshellcovers the core commands available on common Linux distributions. This isn't a scaled-down quick reference of common commands, but a complete reference containing all user, programming, administration, and networking commands.

Contents include:

  • Commands with complete lists of options
  • Shell syntax for thebash,andtcshshells
  • Pattern matching
  • emacs,vi, andexediting commands
  • sedandgawkcommands
  • Perl quick-ref
  • LILO and Loadlin options
  • Software development commands

This book also documents a wide range of GNU tools for UNIX users who have GNU versions of standard UNIX tools. You'll find all the essential commands you need to run your system, as well as all the commands that historically have been included on UNIX systems.

New material in the second edition includes the popular LILO and Loadlin programs used for dual-booting, a Perl quick-reference, and RCS/CVS source control commands.
Linux in a Nutshellis a must for any Linux user; it weighs less than a stack of manual pages, but gives you everything you need for common, day-to-day use.

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Contents

Chapter 2 Linux User Commands
7
An Overview
163
Job Control
167
Chapter 6Pattern Matching
247
Review of vi Operations
269
Alphabetical Summary of ex Commands
286
Chapter 12 Programming Overview and Commands
320
Arithmetic Functions
404
File Test Operators
411
Tying Variables
417
Special Variables
425
Multithreading
434
Chapter 15System and Network Administration
438
Chapter 16System and Network Administration
455
Index
591
Copyright

About the author (1999)

Ellen Siever is a writer and editor specializing in Linux and other open source topics. In addition to Linux in a Nutshell, she coauthored Perl in a Nutshell. She is a long-time Linux and Unix user, and was a programmer for many years until she decided that writing about computers was more fun.

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