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If you are new to UNIX, this concise introduction will tell you just what you need to get started and no more. Why wade through a 600-page book when you can begin working productively in a matter of minutes? It's an ideal primer for Mac and PC users of the Internet who need to know a little bit about UNIX on the systems they visit. This book is the most effective introduction to UNIX in print. The fourth edition covers the highlights of the Linux operating system. It's a handy book for someone just starting with UNIX or Linux, as well as someone who encounters a UNIX system on the Internet. And it now includes a quick-reference card. Topics covered include:

  • Linux operating system highlights

  • Logging in and logging out

  • Window systems (especially X/Motif)

  • Managing UNIX files and directories

  • Sending and receiving mail

  • Redirecting input/output

  • Pipes and filters

  • Background processing

  • Basic network commandsv

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"Quick starter guide" - by prrama on 13-JAN-2012
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Really a must for those beginning their Unix journey. Though it doesn not give you all details/ in depth coverage of topics, it serves its purpose by being a quick start guide.
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