Linux Pocket Guide

Essential Commands
Author: Daniel J. Barrett
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491927518
Category: Computers
Page: 272
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If you use Linux in your day-to-day work, this popular pocket guide is the perfect on-the-job reference. The third edition features new commands for processing image files and audio files, running and killing programs, reading and modifying the system clipboard, and manipulating PDF files, as well as other commands requested by readers. You’ll also find powerful command-line idioms you might not be familiar with, such as process substitution and piping into bash. Linux Pocket Guide provides an organized learning path to help you gain mastery of the most useful and important commands. Whether you’re a novice who needs to get up to speed on Linux or an experienced user who wants a concise and functional reference, this guide provides quick answers. Selected topics include: The filesystem and shell File creation and editing Text manipulation and pipelines Backups and remote storage Viewing and controlling processes User account management Becoming the superuser Network connections Audio and video Installing software Programming with shell scripts

Linux Pocket Guide

Essential Commands
Author: Daniel J. Barrett
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491927534
Category: Computers
Page: 272
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O'Reilly's Pocket Guides have earned a reputation as inexpensive, comprehensive, and compact guides that have the stuff but not the fluff. Every page of Linux Pocket Guide lives up to this billing. It clearly explains how to get up to speed quickly on day-to-day Linux use. Once you're up and running, Linux Pocket Guide provides an easy-to-use reference that you can keep by your keyboard for those times when you want a fast, useful answer, not hours in the man pages. Linux Pocket Guide is organized the way you use Linux: by function, not just alphabetically. It's not the 'bible of Linux; it's a practical and concise guide to the options and commands you need most. It starts with general concepts like files and directories, the shell, and X windows, and then presents detailed overviews of the most essential commands, with clear examples. You'll learn each command's purpose, usage, options, location on disk, and even the RPM package that installed it. The Linux Pocket Guide is tailored to Fedora Linux--the latest spin-off of Red Hat Linux--but most of the information applies to any Linux system. Throw in a host of valuable power user tips and a friendly and accessible style, and you'll quickly find this practical, to-the-point book a small but mighty resource for Linux users.

Linux Pocket Guide


Author: Daniel J. Barrett
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449332978
Category: Computers
Page: 230
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If you use Linux in your day-to-day work, this popular pocket guide is the perfect on-the-job reference. The second edition has expanded from Fedora-only coverage to distro-neutral, with practical information on a wider range of commands requested by readers. Linux Pocket Guide provides an organized learning path for Linux use, rather than Linux programming and system administration. You’ll find options for the most useful commands, grouped by functionality. For novices who need to get up to speed on Linux use, and experienced users who want a concise and functional reference, this guide provides quick answers.

Bash Pocket Reference

Help for Power Users and Sys Admins
Author: Arnold Robbins
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491941545
Category: Computers
Page: 156
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It’s simple: if you want to interact deeply with Mac OS X, Linux, and other Unix-like systems, you need to know how to work with the Bash shell. This concise little book puts all of the essential information about Bash right at your fingertips. You’ll quickly find answers to the annoying questions that generally come up when you’re writing shell scripts: What characters do you need to quote? How do you get variable substitution to do exactly what you want? How do you use arrays? Updated for Bash version 4.4, this book has the answers to these and other problems in a format that makes browsing quick and easy. Topics include: Invoking the shell Syntax Functions and variables Arithmetic expressions Command history Programmable completion Job control Shell options Command execution Coprocesses Restricted shells Built-in commands

Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible


Author: Richard Blum,Christine Bresnahan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118984196
Category: Computers
Page: 816
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Talk directly to your system for a faster workflow with automation capability Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible is your essential Linux guide. With detailed instruction and abundant examples, this book teaches you how to bypass the graphical interface and communicate directly with your computer, saving time and expanding capability. This third edition incorporates thirty pages of new functional examples that are fully updated to align with the latest Linux features. Beginning with command line fundamentals, the book moves into shell scripting and shows you the practical application of commands in automating frequently performed functions. This guide includes useful tutorials, and a desk reference value of numerous examples. The Linux command line allows you to type specific shell commands directly into the system to manipulate files and query system resources. Command line statements can be combined into short programs called shell scripts, a practice increasing in popularity due to its usefulness in automation. This book is a complete guide providing detailed instruction and expert advice working within this aspect of Linux. Write simple script utilities to automate tasks Understand the shell, and create shell scripts Produce database, e-mail, and web scripts Study scripting examples ranging from basic to advanced Whether used as a tutorial or as a quick reference, this book contains information that every Linux user should know. Why not learn to use the system to its utmost capability? Linux is a robust system with tremendous potential, and Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible opens the door to new possibilities.

Linux Security Cookbook

Security Tools & Techniques
Author: Daniel J. Barrett,Richard E. Silverman,Robert G. Byrnes
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449366767
Category: Computers
Page: 336
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Computer security is an ongoing process, a relentless contest between system administrators and intruders. A good administrator needs to stay one step ahead of any adversaries, which often involves a continuing process of education. If you're grounded in the basics of security, however, you won't necessarily want a complete treatise on the subject each time you pick up a book. Sometimes you want to get straight to the point. That's exactly what the new Linux Security Cookbook does. Rather than provide a total security solution for Linux computers, the authors present a series of easy-to-follow recipes--short, focused pieces of code that administrators can use to improve security and perform common tasks securely.The Linux Security Cookbook includes real solutions to a wide range of targeted problems, such as sending encrypted email within Emacs, restricting access to network services at particular times of day, firewalling a webserver, preventing IP spoofing, setting up key-based SSH authentication, and much more. With over 150 ready-to-use scripts and configuration files, this unique book helps administrators secure their systems without having to look up specific syntax. The book begins with recipes devised to establish a secure system, then moves on to secure day-to-day practices, and concludes with techniques to help your system stay secure.Some of the "recipes" you'll find in this book are: Controlling access to your system from firewalls down to individual services, using iptables, ipchains, xinetd, inetd, and more Monitoring your network with tcpdump, dsniff, netstat, and other tools Protecting network connections with Secure Shell (SSH) and stunnel Safeguarding email sessions with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Encrypting files and email messages with GnuPG Probing your own security with password crackers, nmap, and handy scripts This cookbook's proven techniques are derived from hard-won experience. Whether you're responsible for security on a home Linux system or for a large corporation, or somewhere in between, you'll find valuable, to-the-point, practical recipes for dealing with everyday security issues. This book is a system saver.

Linux in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference
Author: Ellen Siever,Stephen Figgins,Robert Love,Arnold Robbins
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449379209
Category: Computers
Page: 944
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Everything you need to know about Linux is in this book. Written by Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Robert Love, and Arnold Robbins -- people with years of active participation in the Linux community -- Linux in a Nutshell, Sixth Edition, thoroughly covers programming tools, system and network administration tools, the shell, editors, and LILO and GRUB boot loaders. This updated edition offers a tighter focus on Linux system essentials, as well as more coverage of new capabilities such as virtualization, wireless network management, and revision control with git. It also highlights the most important options for using the vast number of Linux commands. You'll find many helpful new tips and techniques in this reference, whether you're new to this operating system or have been using it for years. Get the Linux commands for system administration and network management Use hundreds of the most important shell commands available on Linux Understand the Bash shell command-line interpreter Search and process text with regular expressions Manage your servers via virtualization with Xen and VMware Use the Emacs text editor and development environment, as well as the vi, ex, and vim text-manipulation tools Process text files with the sed editor and the gawk programming language Manage source code with Subversion and git

Git Pocket Guide

A Working Introduction
Author: Richard E. Silverman
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449327524
Category: Computers
Page: 234
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This pocket guide is the perfect on-the-job companion to Git, the distributed version control system. It provides a compact, readable introduction to Git for new users, as well as a reference to common commands and procedures for those of you with Git experience. Written for Git version 1.8.2, this handy task-oriented guide is organized around the basic version control functions you need, such as making commits, fixing mistakes, merging, and searching history. Examine the state of your project at earlier points in time Learn the basics of creating and making changes to a repository Create branches so many people can work on a project simultaneously Merge branches and reconcile the changes among them Clone an existing repository and share changes with push/pull commands Examine and change your repository’s commit history Access remote repositories, using different network protocols Get recipes for accomplishing a variety of common tasks

Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference


Author: Keir Thomas
Publisher: Createspace Indie Pub Platform
ISBN: 9781440478291
Category: Computers
Page: 152
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"A great resource covering Ubuntu from A to Z without all the extra fluff" -- Ryan Troy, administrator, Ubuntuforums.org. Read by over 500,000 people, Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference is the world's most popular Ubuntu book. Written by award-winning expert Keir Thomas, it will quickly transform you into a power user. In its clear and concise pages, you'll learn step-by-step about installation, the Ubuntu desktop, the tricks and techniques of efficient day-to-day usage, the command-line, software management, and, finally, system security. Appendixes provide a glossary of terms, and a guide to technical documentation.

Macintosh Terminal Pocket Guide

Take Command of Your Mac
Author: Daniel J. Barrett
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449328989
Category: Computers
Page: 230
View: 7795

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Unlock the secrets of the Terminal and discover how this powerful tool solves problems the Finder can’t handle. With this handy guide, you’ll learn commands for a variety of tasks, such as killing programs that refuse to quit, renaming a large batch of files in seconds, or running jobs in the background while you do other work. Get started with an easy-to-understand overview of the Terminal and its partner, the shell. Then dive into commands neatly arranged into two dozen categories, including directory operations, file comparisons, and network connections. Each command includes a concise description of its purpose and features. Log into your Mac from remote locations Search and modify files in powerful ways Schedule jobs for particular days and times Let several people use one Mac at the same time Compress and uncompress files in a variety of formats View and manipulate Mac OS X processes Combine multiple commands to perform complex operations Download and install additional commands from the Internet

GDB Pocket Reference


Author: Arnold Robbins
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596100278
Category: Computers
Page: 69
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Many Linux and Unix developers are familiar with the GNU debugger (GBD), the invaluable open source tool for testing, fixing, and retesting software. And since GDB can be ported to Windows, Microsoft developers and others who use this platform can also take advantage of this amazing free software that allows you to see exactly what's going on inside of a program as it's executing. This new pocket guide gives you a convenient quick reference for using the debugger with several different programming languages, including C, C++, Java, Fortran and Assembly. The GNU debugger is the most useful tool during the testing phase of the software development cycle because it helps you catch bugs in the act. You can see what a program was doing at the moment it crashed, and then readily pinpoint and correct problem code. With the GDB Pocket Reference on hand, the process is quick and painless. The book covers the essentials of using GBD is a testing environment, including how to specify a target for debugging and how to make a program stop on specified conditions. This handy guide also provides details on using the debugger to examine the stack, source files and data to find the cause of program failure-and then explains ways to use GBD to make quick changes to the program for further testing and debugging. The ability to spot a bug in real time with GDB can save you hours of frustration, and having a quick way to refer to GBD's essential functions is key to making the process work. Once you get your hands on the GDB Pocket Reference, you'll never let go!

Essential System Administration Pocket Reference

Commands and File Formats
Author: Æleen Frisch
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449378905
Category: Computers
Page: 146
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If you're a Unix system administrator, then the information you need every day just to get your job done could fill a book--a very large book. But, practically speaking, you don't want to stop and thumb through a weighty volume each time a problem arises. Your answer is the Essential System Administration Pocket Reference, the only system administration reference that fits in your pocket. Concise and easy-to-use, this little book is the portable companion to the classic Essential System Administration by AEleen Frisch.The Essential System Administration Pocket Reference is a quick reference to all the fundamental and essential tasks required to run such divergent Unix systems as Solaris, Linux, AIX, BSD, SuSe, Red Hat, and more. Beginners and experienced administrators alike will quickly be able to apply its principles and advice to solve everyday problems. The book is divided into three parts: Commands, Syntax and Their Applications, Configuration Files and Formats, and Operating System Specific Information. The information in this book is a must-have for any administrator or user of a Unix system.O'Reilly's Pocket References have become a favorite among technology professionals everywhere. By providing a wealth of important details in a concise, well-organized format, these handy books deliver just what you need to complete the task at hand. When you've reached a sticking point and need to get to a solution quickly, the new Essential System Administration Pocket Reference is the book you'll want to have.

Classic Shell Scripting

Hidden Commands that Unlock the Power of Unix
Author: Arnold Robbins,Nelson H. F. Beebe
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596555269
Category: Computers
Page: 560
View: 1974

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Shell scripting skills never go out of style. It's the shell that unlocks the real potential of Unix. Shell scripting is essential for Unix users and system administrators-a way to quickly harness and customize the full power of any Unix system. With shell scripts, you can combine the fundamental Unix text and file processing commands to crunch data and automate repetitive tasks. But beneath this simple promise lies a treacherous ocean of variations in Unix commands and standards. Classic Shell Scripting is written to help you reliably navigate these tricky waters.Writing shell scripts requires more than just a knowledge of the shell language, it also requires familiarity with the individual Unix programs: why each one is there, how to use them by themselves, and in combination with the other programs. The authors are intimately familiar with the tips and tricks that can be used to create excellent scripts, as well as the traps that can make your best effort a bad shell script. With Classic Shell Scripting you'll avoid hours of wasted effort. You'll learn not only write useful shell scripts, but how to do it properly and portably.The ability to program and customize the shell quickly, reliably, and portably to get the best out of any individual system is an important skill for anyone operating and maintaining Unix or Linux systems. Classic Shell Scripting gives you everything you need to master these essential skills.

A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux


Author: Mark G. Sobell
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132483933
Category: Computers
Page: 1320
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The Most Complete, Easy-to-Follow Guide to Ubuntu Linux The #1 Ubuntu server resource, fully updated for Ubuntu 10.4 (Lucid Lynx)–the Long Term Support (LTS) release many companies will rely on for years! Updated JumpStarts help you set up Samba, Apache, Mail, FTP, NIS, OpenSSH, DNS, and other complex servers in minutes Hundreds of up-to-date examples, plus comprehensive indexes that deliver instant access to answers you can trust Mark Sobell’s A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux®, Third Edition, is the most thorough and up-to-date reference to installing, configuring, and working with Ubuntu, and also offers comprehensive coverage of servers—critical for anybody interested in unleashing the full power of Ubuntu. This edition has been fully updated for Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx), a milestone Long Term Support (LTS) release, which Canonical will support on desktops until 2013 and on servers until 2015. Sobell walks you through every essential feature and technique, from installing Ubuntu to working with GNOME, Samba, exim4, Apache, DNS, NIS, LDAP, g ufw, firestarter, iptables, even Perl scripting. His exceptionally clear explanations demystify everything from networking to security. You’ll find full chapters on running Ubuntu from the command line and desktop (GUI), administrating systems, setting up networks and Internet servers, and much more. Fully updated JumpStart sections help you get complex servers running—often in as little as five minutes. Sobell draws on his immense Linux knowledge to explain both the “hows” and the “whys” of Ubuntu. He’s taught hundreds of thousands of readers and never forgets what it’s like to be new to Linux. Whether you’re a user, administrator, or programmer, you’ll find everything you need here—now, and for many years to come. The world’s most practical Ubuntu Linux book is now even more useful! This book delivers Hundreds of easy-to-use Ubuntu examples Important networking coverage, including DNS, NFS, and Cacti Coverage of crucial Ubuntu topics such as sudo and the Upstart init daemon More detailed, usable coverage of Internet server configuration, including Apache (Web) and exim4 (email) servers State-of-the-art security techniques, including up-to-date firewall setup techniques using gufw and iptables, and a full chapter on OpenSSH A complete introduction to Perl scripting for automated administration Deeper coverage of essential admin tasks–from managing users to CUPS printing, configuring LANs to building a kernel Complete instructions on keeping Ubuntu systems up-to-date using aptitude, Synaptic, and the Software Sources window And much more...including a 500+ term glossary

Linux Command Line - From Simple Commands to Advanced Level

Become a Linux Expert Fast and Easy! Full Edition
Author: Matthew Gimson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781544949680
Category:
Page: 202
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This book is an exploration of Linux. Each and every aspect of the Linux operating system is discussed in this book. It begins by explaining what Linux is, as well as the commands that are common in the Linux command line, range from the simple to the more complex commands. Input/ Output redirection in Linux is also discussed. This book will help you understand how to redirect the input and output in Linux. The special characters that are used as wildcards in Linux have been explored in detail. You will find out how to implement and ensure that there is file security in Linux. The process of working with jobs and processes are included, as well as how to create processes in both the foreground and background, plus how to kill and suspend processes. This book also includes several little-known bash scripting tricks. You will also be guided on how to write basic Linux Shell programs. Further, this book provides guidance for learning more advanced Shell programming, as well as how to compile the UNIX software packages. The useful networking commands in Linux are also discussed, in addition to the Vi editor, a powerful tool that all Linux programmers should understand. The following topics have been discussed in this book: - What is Linux? - Linux Command Line Commands - Input/output Redirection - Wildcards in Linux - File security in Linux - Jobs and Processes - Bash scripting Tricks - Linux shell programming - Bash One-liners - Advanced Shell Programming - Compiling UNIX software packages - Linux Networking - Introducing the Vi Editor

SQL Pocket Guide


Author: Jonathan Gennick
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596554538
Category: Computers
Page: 192
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SQL is the language of databases. It's used to create and maintain database objects, place data into those objects, query the data, modify the data, and, finally, delete data that is no longer needed. Databases lie at the heart of many, if not most business applications. Chances are very good that if you're involved with software development, you're using SQL to some degree. And if you're using SQL, you should own a good reference or two. Now available in an updated second edition, our very popular SQL Pocket Guide is a major help to programmers, database administrators, and everyone who uses SQL in their day-to-day work. The SQL Pocket Guide is a concise reference to frequently used SQL statements and commonly used SQL functions. Not just an endless collection of syntax diagrams, this portable guide addresses the language's complexity head on and leads by example. The information in this edition has been updated to reflect the latest versions of the most commonly used SQL variants including: Oracle Database 10g, Release 2 (includingthe free Oracle Database 10g Express Edition (XE)) Microsoft SQL Server 2005 MySQL 5 IBM DB2 8.2 PostreSQL 8.1 database

Linux For Dummies


Author: Dee-Ann LeBlanc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0764568361
Category: Computers
Page: 400
View: 2699

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This friendly guide gives Linux newcomers the lowdown on how to install and use Linux on the desktop-and join the worldwide community of twenty million Linux users Shows how to get up and running with the latest versions of Red Hat Linux as well as two other popular Linux distributions: Mandrake and SuSE Covers prepping a computer for Linux, booting and stopping Linux, connecting to the Internet, surfing the Web, using e-mail, working with cool Internet tools, and manipulating files and directories Now revised with enhanced coverage of the OpenOffice.org Desktop Productivity Suite. Includes a DVD that contains all of the CD-ROMs that make up the full Fedora Core Distribution, including the source code.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Administration

Real World Skills for Red Hat Administrators
Author: Sander van Vugt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118421434
Category: Computers
Page: 672
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The definitive guide to administering a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 network Linux professionals who need a go-to guide on version 6 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) will find what they need in this comprehensive Sybex book. It covers RHEL administration in detail, including how to set up and manage web and mail services, use RHEL in enterprise environments, secure it, optimize storage, configure for virtualization and high availability, and much more. It also provides a great study aid for those preparing for either the RHCSA or RHCE certification exam. Red Hat is the Linux market leader, and Red Hat administrators are in demand This Sybex guide is a comprehensive resource on Red Hat Enterprise Linux administration and useful for those preparing for one of the Red Hat certification exams Covers setting up and managing web and mail services, using RHEL in enterprise environments, securing RHEL, and optimizing storage to fit your environment Explores advanced RHEL configurations, including virtualization and high availability Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Administration is the guide Linux professionals and Red Hat administrators need to stay current on the newest version.

grep Pocket Reference

A Quick Pocket Reference for a Utility Every Unix User Needs
Author: John Bambenek,Agnieszka Klus
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596554460
Category: Computers
Page: 86
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grep Pocket Reference is the first guide devoted to grep, the powerful Unix content-location utility. This handy book is ideal for system administrators, security professionals, developers, and others who want to learn more about grep and take new approaches with it -- for everything from mail filtering and system log management to malware analysis. With grep Pocket Reference, you will: Learn methods for filtering large files for specific content Acquire information not included in the current grep documentation Get several tricks for using variants such as egrep Keep key information about grep right at your fingertips Find the answers you need about grep quickly and easily. If you're familiar with this utility, grep Pocket Reference will help you refresh your basic knowledge, understand rare situations, and work more efficiently. If you're new to grep, this book is the best way to get started.

Learning the bash Shell

Unix Shell Programming
Author: Cameron Newham
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596555009
Category: Computers
Page: 354
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O'Reilly's bestselling book on Linux's bash shell is at it again. Now that Linux is an established player both as a server and on the desktop Learning the bash Shell has been updated and refreshed to account for all the latest changes. Indeed, this third edition serves as the most valuable guide yet to the bash shell.As any good programmer knows, the first thing users of the Linux operating system come face to face with is the shell the UNIX term for a user interface to the system. In other words, it's what lets you communicate with the computer via the keyboard and display. Mastering the bash shell might sound fairly simple but it isn't. In truth, there are many complexities that need careful explanation, which is just what Learning the bash Shell provides.If you are new to shell programming, the book provides an excellent introduction, covering everything from the most basic to the most advanced features. And if you've been writing shell scripts for years, it offers a great way to find out what the new shell offers. Learning the bash Shell is also full of practical examples of shell commands and programs that will make everyday use of Linux that much easier. With this book, programmers will learn: How to install bash as your login shell The basics of interactive shell use, including UNIX file and directory structures, standard I/O, and background jobs Command line editing, history substitution, and key bindings How to customize your shell environment without programming The nuts and bolts of basic shell programming, flow control structures, command-line options and typed variables Process handling, from job control to processes, coroutines and subshells Debugging techniques, such as trace and verbose modes Techniques for implementing system-wide shell customization and features related to system security