Unix Made Easy: The Basics and Beyond!

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9780078821738: Unix Made Easy: The Basics and Beyond!

In UNIX Made Easy: The Basics & Beyond, Second Edition, you'll begin working in UNIX immediately with Muster's hands-on tutorials. Then you'll discover how to tailor your environment, communicate with other users and systems, use a network, and surf the Internet with confidence. In no time, you'll be conversant in UNIX and using all its capabilities and latest features, including files and directories, file editing, shells, power utilities, processes and permissions, command-line syntax, the X Window system, internet connectivity options, and current improvements of recent releases. Also included are tons of clear hands-on examples that demonstrate how to use UNIX, tips and suggestions on using UNIX more efficiently for quicker results, and answers to the most common UNIX questions.

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Learn UNIX the Easy Way!

Discover first-hand why thousands of people rely on John Muster's clearly written, step-by-step guide to UNIX and Linux now updated in a brand-new third edition. In no time you'll master this ultra-capable operating system using Muster's skill-building exercises, hands-on tutorials, and clear explanations. This informative and instructive guide shows you how to use the power of UNIX and Linux like a pro from basic jobs such as creating and editing files and connecting to the Internet to customizing the user environment, using advanced tools, and shell programming. Beginners love the easy-to-follow format and practical examples. Intermediate and advanced users benefit from the in-depth coverage of complex utilities and features. Filled with expert tips for maximizing efficiency, conceptual images, handy reference tables, and much more, this is the ultimate instructional guide for every UNIX user!


-Use the power of the Linux Desktop including KDE and GNOME
-Edit files and use basic desktop utilities
-Create and change directories
-Set file and directory permissions
-Communicate with the shell
-Utilize online resources including locating Internet help
-Compress, archive, and split files
-Use advanced shell features including file completion, history, and functions
-Manage and access relational data
-Communicate with other users and systems
-Write interactive scripts and program in the shells

About the Author:

John Muster (Berkeley, CA) is the president and founder of Muster Learning Architects. John has more than 30 years of experience in computers and education and has published numerous books on UNIX and other subjects. John's diverse background includes graduate work in educational psychology with an emphasis on how students learn technical information in traditional and non-traditional learning environments.

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