A tutorial to learn UNIX from the ground up, Sams Teach Yourself UNIX in 24 Hours, Fifth Edition will let students experience UNIX through hands-on tutorials divided into 24 one-hour lessons. The author guides readers through the basics of maintaining and manipulating a UNIX/Linux operating system. This hands-on approach allows readers to work through the exercises and grasp common UNIX/Linux concepts.
Gives the fundamental knowledge needed to begin working with Unix-based operating system, including Oracle Solaris, Linux, and Mac OS X
Teaches Unix through a series of 24 one-hour lessons that teach the essentials of Unix from the ground up
Trains with straightforward instructions that walk readers through the most common Unix tasks
Table of Contents
HOUR 1: What Is This Unix Stuff?
HOUR 2: Getting onto the System and Using the Command Line
HOUR 3: Moving About the File System
HOUR 4: Listing Files and Managing Disk Usage
HOUR 5: Ownership and Permissions
HOUR 6: Creating, Moving, Renaming, and Deleting Files and Directories
HOUR 7: Looking into Files
Hour 8: Filters, Pipes, and Wildcards!
Hour 9: Slicing and Dicing Command-Pipe Data
Hour 10: An Introduction to the vi Editor
HOUR 11: Advanced vi Tricks, Tools, and Techniques
Hour 12: An Overview of the emacs Editor
Hour 13: Introduction to Command Shells
Hour 14: Advanced Shell Interaction
HOUR 15: Job Control
HOUR 16: Shell Programming Overview
Hour 17: Advanced Shell Programming
HOUR 18: Printing in the Unix Environment
HOUR 19: Archives and Backups
HOUR 20: Using Email to Communicate
HOUR 21: Connecting to Remote Systems Using SSH and SFTP
HOUR 22: Searching for Information and Files
HOUR 23: Perl Programming in Unix
Hour 24: GNOME and the GUI Environment
About t0he Author
Dave Taylor is president of Intuitive Systems, LLC, a consulting firm focused on online communications and marketing strategies. Founder of four Internet startups, he has been involved with Unix and the Internet since 1980, having created the popular Elm Mail System and Embot mail autoresponder. A prolific author, he has been published more than 1,000 times, and his most recent books include the best-selling Wicked Cool Shell Scripts and Learning Unix for Mac OS X.
A popular columnist for Linux Journal, he also writes a tech Q&A column for the Boulder Colorado Daily Camera newspaper. Previously, he was a research scientist at HP Palo Alto Laboratories. He has contributed software to the 4.4 release of Berkeley Unix (BSD), and his programs are found in all versions of Linux and other popular Unix variants.
Dave has a bachelor s degree in computer science (University of California at San Diego), a master s degree in educational computing (Purdue University), and an MBA (University of Baltimore), and he is a top-rated public speaker who frequently offers workshops on online marketing, blogging, and various technical topics. His official home page on the
Dave also maintains three weblogs online, Ask Dave Taylor where he fields questions from readers on a wide variety of topics; GoFatherhood where he talks about the challenges and joys of parenting; and Dave On Film where he shares his reviews of the latest movies. You re invited to get involved at all three!