Learn to use Unix, OS X, or Linux quickly and easily! In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Unix in 24 Hours helps you get up and running with Unix and Unix-based operating systems such as Mac OS X and Linux. Designed for beginners with previous experience using Unix, this book's straightforward, step-by-step approach makes it easy to learn. Each lesson clearly explains essential Unix tools and techniques from the ground up, helping you to become productive as quickly and efficiently as possible. *Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Unix tasks.*Practical, hands-on examples show you how to apply what you learn.*Quizzes and exercises help you test your kwledge and stretch your skills.*Notes and tips point out shortcuts and solutions Learn how to...* Pick the command shell that's best for you* Organize the Unix file system (and why)* Manage file and directory ownership and permissions* Maximize your productivity with power filters and pipes* Use the vi and emacs editors* Create your own commands and shell scripts* Connect to remote systems using SSH and SFTP* Troubleshoot common problems* List files and manage disk usage* Get started with Unix shell programming* Set up printing in a Unix environment* Archive and back up files* Search for information and files* Use Perl as an alternative Unix programming language* Set up, tweak, and make use of the GNOME graphical environmentContents at a Glance HOUR 1: What Is This Unix Stuff? HOUR 2: Getting onto the System and Using the Command Line HOUR 3: Moving About the File System HOUR 4: Listing Files and Managing Disk Usage HOUR 5: Ownership and Permissions HOUR 6: Creating, Moving, Renaming, and Deleting Files and Directories HOUR 7: Looking into Files HOUR 8: Filters, Pipes, and Wildcards! HOUR 9: Slicing and Dicing Command-Pipe Data HOUR 10: An Introduction to the vi Editor HOUR 11: Advanced vi Tricks, Tools, and Techniquess HOUR 12: An Overview of the emacs Editor HOUR 13: Introduction to Command Shells HOUR 14: Advanced Shell Interaction HOUR 15: Job Control HOUR 16: Shell Programming Overview HOUR 17: Advanced Shell Programming HOUR 18: Printing in the Unix Environment HOUR 19: Archives and Backups HOUR 20: Using Email to Communicate HOUR 21: Connecting to Remote Systems Using SSH and SFTP HOUR 22: Searching for Information and Files HOUR 23: Perl Programming in Unix HOUR 24: GNOME and the GUI Environment Appendix A: Common Unix Questions and Answers
Dave Taylor is president of Intuitive Systems, LLC, a consulting firm focused on online communications and marketing strategies. Founder of four Internet startups, he has been involved with Unix and the Internet since 1980, having created the popular Elm Mail System and Embot mail autoresponder. A prolific author, he has been published more than 1,000 times, and his most recent books include the best-selling Wicked Cool Shell Scripts and Learning Unix for Mac OS X. A popular columnist for Linux Journal, he also writes a tech Q&A column for the Boulder Colorado Daily Camera newspaper. Previously, he was a research scientist at HP Palo Alto Laboratories. He has contributed software to the 4.4 release of Berkeley Unix (BSD), and his programs are found in all versions of Linux and other popular Unix variants. Dave has a bachelor's degree in computer science (University of California at San Diego), a master's degree in educational computing (Purdue University), and an MBA (University of Baltimore), and he is a top-rated public speaker who frequently offers workshops on online marketing, blogging, and various technical topics. His official home page on the Web is http://www.DaveTaylorOnline.com, and his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Dave also maintains three weblogs online, Ask Dave Taylor (at www.askdavetaylor.com), where he fields questions from readers on a wide variety of topics; GoFatherhood (at www.GoFatherhood.com), where he talks about the challenges and joys of parenting; and Dave On Film (www.DaveOnFilm.com), where he shares his reviews of the latest movies. You're invited to get involved at all three!