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Authors: Deborah S. Ray, Eric J. Ray, Peachpit Press Staff, Peachpit Press
ISBN-13: 9780321636782, ISBN-10: 0321636783
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Date Published: July 2009
Edition: (Non-applicable)

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Author Biography: Deborah S. Ray

Deborah S. Ray and Eric J. Ray are syndicated columnists and consultants. In addition, Deborah publishes TECHWR-L, a Web site for technical writers, and Eric is a senior technical writer for Sun Microsystems. The authors of many books on computers and computing systems, the Rays have received several awards from the Society of Technical Communications, including an International Distinguished Technical Communication award and an International Excellence award.

Book Synopsis

With Unix, 4th Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide, readers can start from the beginning to get a tour of the Unix operating system, or look up specific tasks to learn just what they need to know. This task-based, visual reference guide uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots, and includes three years worth of new material based on the latest Unix developments. This reference guide details all Unix commands and options along with tips that put those commands in context. Leading Unix authorities Deborah S. Ray and Eric J. Ray leverage their expertise as technical writers and working in the industry (Sun Microsystems) as they take readers step-by-step through the most common Unix commands and options.

Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1: Getting Started with Unix Chapter 2: Using Directories and Files Chapter 3: Working with Your Shell Chapter 4: Creating and Editing Files Chapter 5: Controlling Ownership and Permissions Chapter 6: Manipulating Files Chapter 7: Getting Information Chapter 8: Configuring Your Unix Environment Chapter 9: Running Scripts and Programs Chapter 10: Writing Basic Scripts Chapter 11: Sending and Reading E-mail Chapter 12: Accessing the Internet Chapter 13: Working with Encoded and Compressed Files Chapter 14: Using Handy Utilities Chapter 15: Being Root Chapter 16: Sensational Unix Tricks Appendix A: Unix Reference Appendix B: What’s What and What’s Where Appendix C: Commands and Flags Index

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