Introduction to Unix and Linux

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9780072227963: Introduction to Unix and Linux

Ideal for students with little or no computer experience, this essential learning tool is filled with fundamental skill-building exercises, hands-on tutorials, and clear explanations.

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Essential IT Skills for On-the-Job Success

Includes Student Edition of Red Hat Linux on CD-ROM

John Muster, leading UNIX and Linux Curriculum Developer and Instructor at the University of California Berkeley Extension, will teach you how to use UNIX and Linux through clear presentation of the concepts, hands-on tutorials and exercises, illustrations, chapter reviews, and more. This classroom-tested resource covers all the essential features of UNIX and Linux and allows you to learn by applying your skills to real-world scenarios.

Inside this book, you will learn to:

  • Log on to a UNIX/Linux system
  • Run programs to obtain system and user information
  • Create and execute shell scripts
  • Use the visual editor (vi)
  • Use multiple utilities in scripts
  • Create and change directories
  • Specify instructions to the shell
  • Set and use permissions for files and directories
  • Control user processes
  • Manage, print, and archive large files
  • Access and tour graphical desktops
  • Administer a Linux PC system

In each chapter, you'll find:

  • Learning objectives
  • Skills-check sections
  • Hands-on tutorials
  • Fundamental skill-building exercises
  • Illustrations and figures
  • Chapter self-tests
  • End-of-chapter summaries, quizzes, and projects

About the Author:

John Muster teaches and conducts educational development at the Educational Center of Silicon Valley, the University of California’s Extension Division, where he was given the Honored Teacher Award. In addition to teaching and multimedia development, he consults and teaches for clients in industry, government, and universities across the globe. His undergraduate and graduate education took place at Otterbein College, The Ohio State University, and the University of California, Berkeley.

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