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Linux Phrasebook

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Linux Phrasebook by Scott Granneman

Get more done faster at the Linux command line! This best-selling Linux Phrasebook has been thoroughly updated in the second edition to reflect the newest distributions, incorporate feedback from hundreds of active Linux users, and cover today's newest tools and techniques -- including an entirely new chapter on text file manipulation.

Linux Phrasebook, Second Edition offers a concise, handy reference to the Linux commands that, like a language phrasebook, can be used on the spot on moment's notice.

Don't waste a minute on non-essentials: this straight-to-the-point reference delivers specific information and tested commands designed to work with any modern Linux distribution. Portable enough to take anywhere, it starts with a quick introduction to essential command line concepts, and then delivers all the modern Linux command examples, variations, and parameters you need to:

  • View, manipulate, archive, and compress files
  • Control file ownership and permissions
  • Find anything on your systems
  • Efficiently use the Linux shell
  • Monitor system resources
  • Install software
  • Test, fix, and work with networks

Linux Phrasebook, Second Edition is the perfect quick command line reference for millions of Linux users and administrators at all levels of experience: people who want to get reliable information they can use right now -- with no distractions and no diversions!

Contents at a Glance

Part I: Getting Started

Chapter 1 Things to Know About Your Command Line

Everything Is a File

Maximum Filename Lengths

Names Are Case-Sensitive

Special Characters to Avoid in Names

Wildcards and What They Mean

Special Files That Affect Your Command Line

If There??s Too Much Stuff on Screen, Reset

Chapter 2 Navigating Your File System

List Files and Folders

List the Contents of Other Folders

List Folder Contents Using Wildcards

View a List of Files in Subfolders

View a List of Contents in a Single Column

View Contents As a Comma-Separated List

View Hidden Files and Folders

Visually Display a File??s Type

Display Contents in Color

List Permissions, Ownership, and More

Reverse the Order Contents Are Listed

Sort Contents by Date and Time

Sort Contents by Size

Express File Sizes in Terms of K, M, and G

Display the Path of Your Current Directory

Change to a Different Directory

Change to Your Home Directory

Change to Your Previous Directory

Chapter 3 Creation and Destruction

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Ebook Details
Pages: 512
Size: 2.4 MB
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9780133038590 (DRM-EPUB)
9780133038583 (DRM-PDF)

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