The Linux Command Line. A Book By William Shotts. Fifth Internet Edition Available Now! Designed for the new command line user, this page volume . Look inside this book. The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction by [ Shotts Jr., William E. William E. Shotts Jr. The Linux Command Line: A Complete . The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction and millions of other books are available for site site. The Linux Command Line takes you from your very first terminal keystrokes to writing full programs in Bash, the most popular Linux shell. Wicked Cool Shell Scripts, 2nd.

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Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. This book is part of the project, a site for Linux education and. What are Linux and command? this book starts to teach. The Linux Command Line takes you from your very first terminal keystrokes to writing full programs in Bash, the most popular Linux shell. Along the way you'll.

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Translation by Francesco Cargiuli Romanian in progress. Read as much as I could including Rute, and many others. I have learned more in the first 93 pages of your book than any others!!!! I was looking for a book like yours, but I never was able to find one that really walks the reader through the Linux command line in a general sort of way.

Do you know of any others?

If I recall, there are a lot of books dedicated to shell scripting, but none that are geared to regular command-line use. I have recently switched from the legacy OS to Linux and I have been trying to find a distro that mimics this legacy OS in fear of using the terminal.

I ran across this book and opened the terminal for the first time.

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This book teaches you everything you need to know about the shell and does it with ease. Killing a parent process will also kill all the children and their descendants. Generates a standard Unix password file. The syntax is poorly explained in the documentation that I have, including the man pages. Usage is: rcp filename username remotehost:path The user's home directory on the remote system must contain the file.

Stands for Revision Control System. Seems to be equivalent to shutdown -r now in generic Linux. This is useful if the screen gets messed up from, for example, trying to display a binary file in an xterm.

The general syntax is as follows, using the UQAM Nobel machine as an example: rlogin -l userid nobel. See the rcp command for how to set up the. With the -r recursive option very dangerous! The n option returns numerical addresses rather than names.

I often use this command in query mode to query packages about what files they contain and to find out which package owns a particular file. Examples are rpm -qil foo. Gives package information and a file list for the package foo. Gives package information and a file list for the package that owns the file foo.

Foo must be in the working directory, or the full path to foo must be specified. We need to find out about installing the rpm package on a Slackware box. It's probably better to use a package converter such as alien. They can then be installed using the installpkg command or pkgtool. See rcp and rlogin. The rwho service must be enabled for this command to run. Also a tool for processing text files.


The command set less prints the current user environment, giving the values of currently defined variables. Used, for example, to give root privileges to a program run by an ordinary user. This is actually done by running the chmod program as root.

See the chmod command for the syntax. Setup devices and file systems, mount root file system sh - standard Unix shell. On Linux, just another name for bash. With the -r option, reboot. With the -h option, halt the system. Used to allow dialin SLIP connections. Apparently has many of the same functionalities as rlogin, telnet, ftp, rsh, etc.

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We may want to learn how to set this up and use it. This is a script which starts up X clients and shuts down the X server on exit from the window manager.

Exact run level that corresponds to single-user, multi-user, and X levels depends on distribution. Allows root to configure the services that are started at each run level. If the file does not exist on disk, an empty file is created. Displays the terminal pathname. Usage is umask xyz The system subtracts x, y and z from the owner, group and other file permissions that it would otherwise assign to new files. With no arguments, it displays the name of the operating system.

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With the -a option, it displays information about the operating system, the host name, and hardware. The user's home directory and undelivered mail must be dealt with separately. Defaults to printing out the long version of directory entries. Will return the absolute directory path of the named utility program. This is one of those powerful but obscure commands.

Blank lines on the standard input are ignored. This can be used to start a login session on a remote system. As usual, the man pages are pretty obscure. The best single source seems to be the Xserver man pages. If the machines are connected through ethernet cards and the net, then obviously basic networking has to be set up. Creates a grid in an x-term with one character per rectangle.

This can be used to set up remote X sessions. The local X server is the program that has all of the information concerning the properties of the graphics card and terminal, so it must be necessary to have X running on the local machine.

The following should also work. After using xhost to give permission to the remote machine to display on the local machine, use netscape -display localhostname The command startx is a front end to xinit in Linux, including Slackware.Ldconfig ignores symbolic links when scanning for libraries.

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The sound and audio chapter teaches you about how to play music and movies on your system, streaming Internet television and a little bit information about Internet telephony. The man page for nxterm under Red Hat brings up the same page as xterm.

downloadd it to practice the bash shell after I completely switched over to Linux in Read More.

I have recently switched from the legacy OS to Linux and I have been trying to find a distro that mimics this legacy OS in fear of using the terminal. Bash Guide for Beginners.

He take a very procedural approach, and starts with the core set of commands, and leads the reader to writing their own scripts. Do you know of any others? Then you will be getting quickstart documentation on initial setup, login, password, GUI, Command Line Interface, files management, and necessary Linux command.

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