Authors: Shelley Powers, Tim O'Reilly, Mike Loukides, Jerry Peek, Joe Johnston
ISBN-13: 9780596003302, ISBN-10: 0596003307
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Date Published: October 2002
Edition: Third Edition, Updated and Expanded
is a long time user of the Unix operating system. He has acted as a Unix consultant, courseware developer, and instructor. He is one of the originating authors of Unix Power Tools and the author of Learning the Unix Operating System by O'Reilly.
Shelley Powers is an independent contractor, currently living in St. Louis, who specializes in technology architecture and software development. She's authored several computer books, including Developing ASP Components, Unix Power Tools 3rd edition, Essential Blogging, and Practical RDF. In addition, Shelley has also written several articles related primarily to web technology, many for O'Reilly. Shelley's web site network is at http://burningbird.net, and her weblog is Burningbird, at http://weblog.burningbird.net.
Tim O'Reilly is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly & Associates, thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. O'Reilly also publishes online through the O'Reilly Network (www.oreillynet.com) and hosts conferences on technology topics. Tim is an activist for open source and open standards, and an opponent of software patents and other incursions of new intellectual property laws into the public domain. Tim's long term vision for his company is to help change the world by capturing and transmitting the knowledge of innovators.
Mike Loukides is an editor for O'Reilly & Associates. He is the author of System Performance Tuning and UNIX for FORTRAN Programmers. Mike's interests are system administration, networking, programming languages, and computer architecture. His academic background includes degrees in electrical engineering (B.S.) and English literature (Ph.D.).
With the growing popularity of Linux and the advent of Darwin, Unix has metamorphosed into something new and exciting. No longer perceived as a difficult operating system, more and more users are discovering the advantages of Unix for the first time. But whether you are a newcomer or a Unix power user, you'll find yourself thumbing through the goldmine of information in the new edition of "Unix Power Tools" to add to your store of knowledge. Want to try something new? Check this book first, and you're sure to find a tip or trick that will prevent you from learning things the hard way.
The latest edition of this best-selling favorite is loaded with advice about almost every aspect of Unix, covering all the new technologies that users need to know. In addition to vital information on Linux, Darwin, and BSD, "Unix Power Tools" 3rd Edition now offers more coverage of bash, zsh, and other new shells, along with discussions about modern utilities and applications. Several sections focus on security and Internet access. And there is a new chapter on access to Unix from Windows, addressing the heterogeneous nature of systems today. You'll also find expanded coverage of software installation and packaging, as well as basic information on Perl and Python.
"Unix Power Tools" 3rd Edition is a browser's book...like a magazine that you don't read from start to finish, but leaf through repeatedly until you realize that you've read it all. Bursting with cross-references, interesting sidebars explore syntax or point out other directions for exploration, including relevant technical details that might not be immediately apparent. The book includes articles abstracted from other O'Reilly books,new information that highlights program tricks and gotchas, tips posted to the Net over the years, and other accumulated wisdom.
Affectionately referred to by readers as "the" Unix book, UNIX Power Tools provides access to information every Unix user is going to need to know. It will help you think creatively about UNIX, and will help you get to the point where you can analyze your own problems. Your own solutions won't be far behind.
|How to Use This Book|
|Pt. I||Basic Unix Environment|
|Pt. II||Customizing Your Environment|
|3||Setting Up Your Unix Shell||43|
|4||Interacting with Your Environment||70|
|5||Getting the Most out of Terminals, xterm, and X Windows||92|
|6||Your X Environment||124|
|Pt. III||Working with Files and Directories|
|8||Directories and Files||154|
|9||Finding Files with find||171|
|10||Linking, Renaming, and Copying Files||201|
|12||Showing What's in a File||234|
|13||Searching Through Files||247|
|15||Optimizing Disk Space||277|
|Pt. IV||Basic Editing|
|16||Spell Checking, Word Counting, and Textual Analysis||295|
|17||vi Tips and Tricks||308|
|18||Creating Custom Commands in vi||336|
|21||You Can't Quite Call This Editing||390|
|Pt. V||Processes and the Kernel|
|24||Starting, Stopping, and Killing Processes||451|
|26||System Performance and Profiling||500|
|28||Saving Time on the Command Line||542|
|30||The Use of History||593|
|31||Moving Around in a Hurry||617|
|32||Regular Expressions (Pattern Matching)||633|
|34||The sed Stream Editor||668|
|35||Shell Programming for the Uninitiated||698|
|36||Shell Programming for the Initiated||741|
|37||Shell Script Debugging and Gotchas||775|
|Pt. VII||Extending and Managing Your Environment|
|38||Backing Up Files||787|
|39||Creating and Reading Archives||808|
|Pt. VIII||Communication and Connectivity|
|43||Redirecting Input and Output||885|
|47||Connecting to MS Windows||951|
|49||Root, Group, and User Management||982|
|50||File Security, Ownership, and Sharing||994|