Linux in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference

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O'Reilly, 1999 - Linux - 612 pages
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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 2Linux User Commands 7
100
An Overview
163
Chapter 5csh and tcsh
203
Chapter 6Pattern Matching
247
Chapter 7The Emacs Editor
253
Chapter 8The vi Editor
269
Chapter 9The ex Editor
284
Chapter 10The sed Editor
295
Chapter 12Programming Overview and Commands
320
Chapter 13RCS and CVS
361
Chapter 14Perl 5 Quick Reference
392
Chapter 15System and Network Administration
438
Chapter 16System and Network Administration
455
Chapter 17Boot Methods
572
Index
591
Copyright

Chapter 11The gawk Scripting Language
306

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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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