A Practical Guide to Linux(R) Commands, Editors, and Shell by Mark G. Sobell

By Mark G. Sobell

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

  • Get extra performed swifter, and turn into a real Linux guru by means of studying the command line!
  • Learn from hundreds of thousands of lifelike, top of the range examples
  • NEW! insurance of the Mac OS X command line and its specified tools
  • NEW! professional primer on automating projects with Perl

The Most worthy Linux instructional and Reference, with thousands of high quality Examples for each Distribution–Now Covers OS X and Perl, Too!


To be actually efficient with Linux, you must completely grasp shells and the command line. formerly, you needed to purchase books to realize that mastery: an educational on basic Linux options and strategies, plus a separate reference. Now, there’s a better resolution. well known Linux professional Mark Sobell has introduced jointly accomplished, insightful advice at the instruments approach directors, builders, and gear clients want such a lot, and a very good day by day reference, either within the similar book.


This ebook is one hundred pc distribution and unencumber agnostic: you should use it with any Linux process, now and for future years. Use Macs, too? This new version provides entire 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 hundreds and hundreds of top quality, practical examples, this ebook can provide Linux from the floor up: the clearest reasons and most dear wisdom approximately every little thing from filesystems to shells, editors to utilities, and programming instruments to commonplace expressions. Sobell has additionally further a good new primer on Perl, an important programming software for Linux admins looking to automate complicated, time-consuming tasks.


A functional advisor to Linux® instructions, Editors, and Shell Programming, moment Edition, is the single publication to deliver

  • Better, extra lifelike examples overlaying initiatives you’ll really want to accomplish
  • Deeper perception, in accordance with Sobell’s enormous wisdom of each Linux and OS X corner and cranny
  • A start-to-finish primer on Perl for each procedure administrator
  • In-depth insurance of easy and complicated Linux shell programming with bash and tcsh
  • Practical motives 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 approach safeguard assistance, together with step by step walkthroughs of enforcing safe communications utilizing ssh and scp
  • Tips and tips for customizing the shell and utilizing it interactively from the command line
  • Complete publications to high-productivity enhancing with either vim and emacs
  • A complete, 286-page command reference section–now with revised and accelerated indexes for quicker entry to the knowledge you need
  • Instructions for updating structures instantly with apt-get and yum
  • Dozens of workouts that will help you perform and achieve self belief
  • And even more, together with insurance of BitTorrent, gawk, sed, find, sort, bzip2, and ordinary expressions



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As an example, the cat utility normally displays the contents of a file on the screen. When you run a cat command, you can easily redirect its output to go to a disk file instead of the screen. Shell Functions One of the most important features of the shell is that users can use it as a programming language. Because the shell is an interpreter, it does not compile programs written for it but rather interprets them each time they are loaded from the disk. Loading and interpreting programs can be time-consuming.

Cat --help Usage: cat [OPTION] [FILE]... Concatenate FILE(s), or standard input, to standard output. -A, --show-all equivalent to -vET -b, --number-nonblank -e -E, --show-ends number nonblank output lines equivalent to -vE display $ at end of each line ... com to register it. Thanks $ ls --help | less More information about pipes appears on page 52. Non-GNU utilities may use a –h or –help option to display help information. Figure 2-1. The man utility displaying information about who WHO(1) User Commands WHO(1) NAME who - show who is logged on SYNOPSIS who [OPTION]...

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