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Authors: Michael Palmer
ISBN-13: 9781418837235, ISBN-10: 1418837237
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Date Published: August 2007
Edition: 4th Edition

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Author Biography: Michael Palmer

MICHAEL PALMER is the author of fourteen previous novels of medical suspense, all international bestsellers. In addition to his writing, Palmer is an associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society Physician Health Services, devoted to helping physicians troubled by mental illness, physical illness, behavioral issues, and chemical dependency. He lives in eastern Massachusetts.

Book Synopsis

Written with a clear, straightforward writing style and packed with step-by-step projects for direct, hands-on learning, Guide to UNIX Using Linux, 4E is the perfect resource for learning UNIX and Linux from the ground up. Through the use of practical examples, end-of-chapter reviews, and interactive exercises, novice users are transformed into confident UNIX/Linux users who can employ utilities, master files, manage and query data, create scripts, access a network or the Internet, and navigate popular user interfaces and software. The updated 4th edition incorporates coverage of the latest versions of UNIX and Linux, including new versions of Red Hat, Fedora, SUSE, and Uuntu Linux. A new chapter has also been added to cover basic networking utilities, and several other chapters have been expanded to include additional information on the KDE and GNOME desktops, as well as coverage of the popular OpenOffice.org office suite. With a strong focus on universal UNIX and Linux commands that are transferable to all versions of Linux, this book is a must-have" for anyone seeking to develop their knowledge of these systems."

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1The Essence of UNIX1
Lesson AGetting Started with UNIX2
Lesson BRoles of the System Administrator and Ordinary Users23
Ch. 2Exploring the UNIX File System and File Security37
Lesson AUnderstanding Files and Directories37
Lesson BWorking with Files, Directories, and Security57
Ch. 3The UNIX Editors71
Lesson AThe vi Editor71
Lesson BThe Emacs Editor88
Ch. 4UNIX File Processing105
Lesson AExtracting Information from Files105
Lesson BAssembling Extracted Information129
Ch. 5Advanced File Processing147
Lesson ASelecting, Manipulating, and Formatting Information147
Lesson BUsing Unix File-Processing Tools to Create An Application163
Ch. 6Introduction to Shell Script Programming187
Lesson AUsing the Unix Shell as Scripting Language187
Lesson BCreating and Completing the Corporate Phones Application215
Ch. 7Advanced Shell Programming237
Lesson ADeveloping a Fully Featured Program237
Lesson BCompleting the Case Project258
Ch. 8Exploring the UNIX Utilities281
Lesson AUsing the Unix Utilities281
Lesson BWorking with the Text-Formatting File Utilities304
Ch. 9Perl and CGI Programming319
Lesson ALearning to Use Perl319
Lesson BCreating an Interactive Web Page340
Ch. 10Developing UNIX Applications in C and C++359
Lesson AC Language Programming359
Lesson BC++ Programming in a UNIX Environment394
Ch. 11The X Window System409
Lesson AStarting and Navigating and X Window Session409
Lesson BRunning Applications and Customizing the Desktop425
App. AHow to Access a UNIX/Linux Operating System455
App. BSyntax Guide to UNIX Commands465
App. CHow to Install Red Hat Linux 7.2 and Apache Web Server479
App. DUNIX Variants501
App. ELinux Security: Network and Internet Connectivity507
Glossary519
Index533

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