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By Mark G. Sobell

ISBN-10: 0131367366

ISBN-13: 9780131367364

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

Get extra performed quicker, and turn into a real Linux guru via getting to know the command line!

* study from 1000s of lifelike, fine quality examples
* NEW! assurance of the Mac OS X command line and its precise instruments
* NEW! professional primer on automating projects with Perl

The most precious Linux educational and Reference, with hundreds and hundreds of top of the range Examples for each Distribution–Now Covers OS X and Perl, Too!

To be actually effective with Linux, you must completely grasp shells and the command line. earlier, you needed to purchase books to realize that mastery: an academic on basic Linux techniques and methods, plus a separate reference. Now, there’s a stronger answer. popular Linux professional Mark Sobell has introduced jointly finished, insightful information at the instruments process directors, builders, and gear clients desire such a lot, and an excellent daily reference, either within the comparable book.
This publication is one hundred pc distribution and unlock agnostic: you should use it with any Linux approach, now and for future years. Use Macs, too? This re-creation provides accomplished assurance of the Mac OS X command line, together with crucial OS X-only instruments and utilities different Linux/UNIX books forget about.

Packed with countless numbers of fine quality, real looking examples, this ebook offers Linux from the floor up: the clearest factors and most precious wisdom approximately every little thing from filesystems to shells, editors to utilities, and programming instruments to typical expressions. Sobell has additionally extra an exceptional new primer on Perl, an important programming device for Linux admins trying to automate complicated, time-consuming tasks.
A sensible advisor to Linux® instructions, Editors, and Shell Programming, moment Edition, is the single e-book to deliver
higher, extra sensible examples overlaying projects you’ll really need to accomplish
* Deeper perception, according to Sobell’s significant wisdom of each Linux and OS X corner and cranny
* A start-to-finish primer on Perl for each approach administrator
* In-depth assurance of uncomplicated and complicated Linux shell programming with bash and tcsh
* functional causes 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 safeguard information, together with step by step walkthroughs of imposing safe communications utilizing ssh and scp
* suggestions and tips for customizing the shell and utilizing it interactively from the command line
* whole courses to high-productivity modifying with either vim and emacs * A finished, 286-page command reference section–now with revised and accelerated indexes for quicker entry to the knowledge you would like
* directions for updating platforms immediately with apt-get and yum * Dozens of workouts that will help 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 advisor 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. a must have ebook for somebody who desires to take Linux to the following level.”

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

“This ebook is a truly useful gizmo for a person who desires to ‘look lower than the hood’ in an effort to converse, and very begin placing the facility of Linux to paintings. What i locate quite complex approximately guy pages is they by no means comprise examples. Sobell, nevertheless, outlines very in actual fact what the command does after which supplies numerous 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 basic, straight-forward, and simple to learn. It’s an outstanding publication and may remain at the shelf at effortless arm’s achieve for a protracted time.”

—Ray Bartlett, shuttle Writer

“Overall i discovered this publication 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 phenomenal use of examples, and the Command Reference part. hugely urged for Linux clients of all ability degrees. good performed to Mark Sobell and Prentice corridor for this impressive book!”

—Dan Clough, Electronics Engineer and Slackware Linux user

“Totally in contrast to such a lot Linux books, this ebook avoids discussing every thing through GUI and jumps correct into making the ability of the command line your friend.”

—Bjorn Tipling, software program Engineer, ask.com

“This booklet is the simplest distro-agnostic, foundational Linux reference I’ve ever obvious, out of dozens of Linux-related books I’ve learn. discovering this ebook used to be a true stroke of good fortune. that will particularly know how to get issues performed on the command line, the place the ability and adaptability of loose UNIX-like OSes quite reside, this ebook is likely one of the top instruments you’ll locate towards that end.”

—Chad Perrin, author, TechRepublic

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Linux Provides a Secure Hierarchical Filesystem A file is a collection of information, such as text for a memo or report, an accumulation of sales figures, an image, a song, or an executable program. Each file is stored under a unique identifier on a storage device, such as a hard disk. The Linux filesystem provides a structure whereby files are arranged under directories, which are like folders or boxes. Each directory has a name and can hold other files and directories. Directories, in turn, are arranged under other directories, and so forth, in a treelike organization.

This appendix also includes many links to Web sites that offer documentation, useful Linux and Mac OS X information, mailing lists, and software. • Appendix C—Keeping the System Up-to-Date Describes how to use tools to download software and keep a system current. This appendix includes information on ◆ yum—Downloads software from the Internet, keeping a system up-to-date and resolving dependencies as it goes. ◆ apt-get—An alternative to yum for keeping a system current. ◆ BitTorrent—Good for distributing large amounts of data such as Linux installation CDs.

Take a look at the “Examples” sections for AWK (more than 20 pages, starting on page 541), ftp (page 707), and sort (page 819) to see how extensive these sections are. Part VI: Appendixes Part VI includes the appendixes, the glossary, and three indexes. • Appendix A—Regular Expressions Explains how to use regular expressions to take advantage of the hidden power of Linux. Many utilities, including grep, sed, vim, AWK, and Perl, accept regular expressions in place of simple strings of characters.

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