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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Introduction to Linux

    1. About This Book

    2. A Brief History of Linux

    3. Who’s Using Linux?

    4. System Features

    5. Software Features

    6. About Linux’s Copyright

    7. Open Source and the Philosophy of Linux

    8. Sources of Linux Information

    9. Getting Help

  2. Chapter 2 Preparing to Install Linux

    1. Distributions of Linux

    2. Preparing to Install Linux

  3. Chapter 3 Installation and Initial Configuration

    1. Installing the Linux Software

    2. Post-Installation Procedures

    3. Running into Trouble

  4. Chapter 4 Basic Unix Commands and Concepts

    1. Logging In

    2. Setting a Password

    3. Virtual Consoles

    4. Popular Commands

    5. Shells

    6. Useful Keys and How to Get Them to Work

    7. Typing Shortcuts

    8. Filename Expansion

    9. Saving Your Output

    10. What Is a Command?

    11. Putting a Command in the Background

    12. Manual Pages

    13. File Ownership and Permissions

    14. Changing the Owner, Group,and Permissions

    15. Startup Files

    16. Important Directories

    17. Programs That Serve You

    18. Processes

  5. Chapter 5 Essential System Management

    1. Maintaining the System

    2. Booting the System

    3. System Startup and Initialization

    4. Single-User Mode

    5. Shutting Down the System

    6. The /proc Filesystem

    7. Managing User Accounts

  6. Chapter 6 Managing Filesystems, Swap Space, and Devices

    1. Managing Filesystems

    2. Managing Swap Space

    3. Device Files

  7. Chapter 7 Upgrading Software and the Kernel

    1. Archive and Compression Utilities

    2. Upgrading Software

    3. General Upgrade Procedure

    4. Building a New Kernel

    5. Loadable Device Drivers

    6. Loading Modules Automatically

  8. Chapter 8 Other Administrative Tasks

    1. Making Backups

    2. Scheduling Jobs Using cron

    3. Managing System Logs

    4. Managing Print Services

    5. Setting Terminal Attributes

    6. What to Do in an Emergency

  9. Chapter 9 Editors, Text Tools, Graphics, and Printing

    1. Editing Files Using vi

    2. The Emacs Editor

    3. Text and Document Processing

    4. Graphics

    5. Configuring and Using Linux Audio

    6. Printing

  10. Chapter 10 Installing the X Window System

    1. X Concepts

    2. Hardware Requirements

    3. Installing XFree86

    4. Configuring XFree86

    5. Running XFree86

    6. Running into Trouble

  11. Chapter 11 Customizing Your X Environment

    1. Basics of X Customization

    2. The K Desktop Environment

    3. KDE Applications

    4. The GNOME Desktop Environment

    5. GNOME Applications

    6. Other X Applications

  12. Chapter 12 Windows Compatibility and Samba

    1. Sharing Disks with MTools

    2. Sharing Partitions

    3. Running MS-DOS and Windows Applications on Linux

  13. Chapter 13 Programming Languages

    1. Programming with gcc

    2. Makefiles

    3. Shell Programming

    4. Using Perl

    5. Java

    6. Other Languages

  14. Chapter 14 Tools for Programmers

    1. Debugging with gdb

    2. Programming Tools

    3. Integrated Development Environments

  15. Chapter 15 TCP/IP and PPP

    1. Networking with TCP/IP

    2. Dial-up PPP

    3. PPP over ISDN

    4. ADSL

    5. NFS and NIS Configuration

  16. Chapter 16 The World Wide Web and Electronic Mail

    1. The World Wide Web

    2. Electronic Mail

  17. Chapter 17 Basic Security

    1. A Perspective on System Security

    2. Initial Steps in Setting Up a Secure System

    3. TCP Wrapper Configuration

    4. Firewalls: Filtering IP Packets

  18. Chapter 18 LAMP

    1. MySQL

    2. PHP

    3. The LAMP Server in Action

  19. Chapter 19 Bibliography

    1. Linux Documentation Project Guides

    2. Linux Documentation Project FAQs

    3. Linux Documentation Project HOWTOs (Partial Listing)

    4. General Linux Books

    5. Unix and Unix Shells

    6. Applications

    7. The Internet

    8. Networks and Communications

    9. Programming and Linux Internals

    10. System Administration

    11. Security

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