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Linux Shell Handbook, Special Edition #50 - Print Issue

Linux Shell Handbook, Special Edition #50 - Print Issue

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Many users will tell you that exploring the command-line environment is the best way to build a deeper understanding of Linux.

The Linux Shell Handbook is a thorough primer on the Bourne Again Shell (Bash) environment found on most Linux systems. You'll learn to navigate, manipulate text, work with regular expressions, customize your Bash settings, and much more!

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    IN THIS ISSUE:

    We'll show you shell utilities for configuring hardware, setting up users and groups, managing processes, and installing software. We'll even help you get started creating your own Bash scripts to automate recurring tasks. Keep the Linux Shell Handbook beside your computer as a permanent desktop reference on the world of the terminal window.

    GETTING AROUND

    Introducing Bash
    The Bash command shell isn't magic – anyone can learn it. This Linux Shell special edition provides a comprehensive look at the world inside the terminal window.

    File Management
    We show you how to navigate directories and manage your file resources.

    Search Tools
    Handy tools like find, locate, and whereis help you chase down files and programs on your system.

    Regular Expressions
    Regular expressions work with other tools to filter data and help you find the snippet you really need. We show you how to match characters with regular expressions.

    Pipes and Redirection
    Learn how to direct the output of one command to another command.

    Customizing Bash
    Get more productive by customizing the command-line environment.

    Text Manipulation Tools
    Why slow down for a mouse? You can use some simple command-line tools to search, sort, cut, paste, join, and split your text files to zero in on the information you need.

     

    CONFIGURATION

    Hardware Configuration
    Learn about some tools for configuring and managing hardware on your Linux system.

    fdisk, gdisk, and parted
    Use these handy disk partitioning utilities to configure your hard drive before you install a new operating system.

    Configuring Filesystems
    You can't store files without a filesystem. Use these Bash commands for easy filesystem configuration.

    mount and fstab
    Most Linux distros mount storage media automatically, but someday you might need a classic command-line tool.

    Time Tools
    These utilities let you set and keep time.

     

    MANAGEMENT

    Users, Groups, and Permissions
    The shell comes with some simple commands for managing users and granting access to system resources.

    su and sudo
    Why log in to the root account if you can avoid it?

    systemd
    Systemd has become the standard for starting, stopping, and managing services in Linux.

    Managing Processes
    Monitor and manage the processes running on your system.

    Package Management Tools
    Linux package tools help you install and manage software. We show you some package tools in Debian and RPM-based systems.

    dd and mkisofs/genisoimage/xorrisofs
    Create backups and bootable CDs with these handy disk utilities.

     

    COMMUNICATION

    Networking Tools
    We show you some Bash utilities for configuring and troubleshooting networks.

    Internet Tools
    The Linux environment provides command-line tools for many common Internet tasks, such as checking email, surfing the web, and even searching on Google.

    SSH
    Manage your server from a distance with this convenient and secure remote access toolkit.

    Rsync
    Sync your files to stay consistent and avoid data loss.

     

    AUTOMATION

    cron and at
    Automate and schedule common tasks.

    Bash Scripting
    We show you how to start writing your own Bash scripts.

    Images and PDFs
    Use these picture perfect command-line tools to convert and adapt your digital images.