Unix Power Tools (Google eBook)

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Oct 28, 2002 - 1156 pages
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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.

  

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User Review  - rreis - LibraryThing

One of the best reference books on Unix and also useful for Linux power users. It was the book from where I learned most when starting learning and managing Linux machines. Read full review

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User Review  - wfzimmerman - LibraryThing

One of the best, if not the best, computer technical books I have ever read. Dozens, if not hundreds, of paragraph to chapter size how-tos for Unix. Anything you can think of, this book will show you. Read full review

Contents

Saving Time on the Command Line
27-29
Custom Commands
29-1
The Use of History
30-2
Moving Around in a Hurry
30-26
Regular Expressions Pattern Matching
31-16
Wildcards
32-24
The sed Stream Editor
34-1
Shell Programming for the Uninitiated
34-31
Python
39-58
Part VIII
42-12
Redirecting Input and Output
42-14
Devices
44-1
Printing
44-14
Connectivity
45-22
Connecting to MS Windows
46-14
Part IX
47-15

Shell Programming for the Initiated
36-1
Shell Script Debugging and Gotchas
36-35
Part VII
37-10
Backing Up Files
38-1
Creating and Reading Archives
38-18
Software Installation
39-11
Perl
39-28
Security Basics
48-1
Root Group and User Management
49-1
File Security Ownership and Sharing
49-13
SSH
50-16
Glossary
50-35
Index
50-42
Copyright

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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 has been working with, and writing about, web technologies--from the first release of JavaScript to the latest graphics and design tools--for more than 12 years. Her recent O'Reilly books have covered the semantic web, Ajax, JavaScript, and web graphics. She's an avid amateur photographer and web development aficionado, who enjoys applying her latest experiments on her many web sites.

Tim O'Reilly is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc., thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. O'Reilly Media also hosts conferences on technology topics including the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. 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 change the world by spreading the knowledge of innovators. For everything Tim, see tim.oreilly.com.

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.).

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