The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction

The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction Author William E. Shotts Jr.
ISBN-10 1593273894
ISBN-13 9781593273897
Year 2012-01-17
Pages 480
Language English
Publisher No Starch Press
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You ve experienced the shiny point and click surface of your Linux computernow dive below and explore its depths with the power of the command line The Linux Command Line takes you from your very first terminal keystrokes to writing full programs in Bash the most popular Linux shell Along the way you ll learn the timeless skills handed down by generations of gray bearded mouse shunning gurus file navigation environment configuration command chaining pattern matching with regular expressions and more In addition to that practical knowledge author William Shotts reveals the philosophy behind these tools and the rich heritage that your desktop Linux machine has inherited from Unix supercomputers of yore As you make your way through the book s short easily digestible chapters you ll learn how to Create and delete files directories and symlinks Administer your system including networking package installation and process management Use standard input and output redirection and pipelines Edit files with Vi the world s most popular text editor Write shell scripts to automate common or boring tasks Slice and dice text files with cut paste grep patch and sed Once you overcome your initial shell shock you ll find that the command line is a natural and expressive way to communicate with your computer Just don t be surprised if your mouse starts to gather dust

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