The Unix operating system is the basis for some of today'smost-used platforms, including Mac OS® X and Linux®. Thisbook covers Unix basics for these as well as the more commonlyrecognized Sun Solaris and BSD.
First, you will learn Unix terminology, core concepts,methodology, and how to log in and out. You'll progress tocustomizing your work environment and learning commands. Thenyou'll be ready to learn to manage processes, handle security,automate tasks with shell scripting in Perl, install Unix programs,and back up your data. To facilitate the process, you can use theKnoppix distribution on the CD-ROM to work in a Unix environmentwithout installing Unix.
What you will learn from this book
- Different configuration options in the Unix shell
- Advanced tools and commands, including regular expressions,Sed, and AWK
- Fundamental ways to enhance Unix system security
- Basic programming, including shell scripting and Perlprogramming
- Network administration and additional aspects of communicatingwith other operating systems
- How to convert Windows and Mac OS commands and concepts toUnix
Who this book is for
This book is for anyone interested in learning the concepts ofthe Unix operating system in any of its derivatives. It is designedfor the absolute beginner, but it can also be a valuable refreshercourse for those with some knowledge of Unix and a useful resourcefor those who want to transfer knowledge from Mac OS or Windows toUnix or its derivatives.
Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programminglanguages and technologies easier than you think, providing astructured, tutorial format that will guide you through all thetechniques involved.
“…works from the ground up, covering Apple OS X (which is Unix based) as well as the Linux and Solaris operating systems.” (Publishing News
, 25th March 2005)