You've experienced the shiny, point-and-click surface of your Linux computer—now dive below and explore its depths with the power of the command line.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 learn the timeless skills handed down by generations of gray-bearded, mouse-shunning gurus: file navigation, environment configuration, command chaining, pattern matching with regular expressions, and more.In addition to that practical knowledge, author William Shotts reveals the philosophy behind these tools and the rich heritage that your desktop Linux machine has inherited from Unix supercomputers of yore.As you make your way through the book's short, easily-digestible chapters, you'll learn how to:
- Create and delete files, directories, and symlinks
- Administer your system, including networking, package installation, and process management
- Use standard input and output, redirection, and pipelines
- Edit files with Vi, the world's most popular text editor
- Write shell scripts to automate common or boring tasks
- Slice and dice text files with cut, paste, grep, patch, and sed
Published by: No Starch Press | Publication date: 01/07/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 482 pages
The industry favorite Linux guide, updated for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and the cloud Linux Bible, 9th Edition is the ultimate hands-on Linux user guide, whether you're a true beginner or a more advanced user navigating recent changes. This updated ninth edition covers the latest versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7), Fedora 21, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and includes new information on cloud computing and development with guidance on Openstack and Cloudforms. With a focus on RHEL 7, this practical guide gets you up to speed quickly on the new enhancements for enterprise-quality file systems, the new boot process and services management, firewalld, and the GNOME 3 desktop. Written by a Red Hat expert, this book provides the clear explanations and step-by-step instructions that demystify Linux and bring the new features seamlessly into your workflow. This useful guide assumes a base of little or no Linux knowledge, and takes you step by step through what you need to know to get the job done.
- Get Linux up and running quickly
- Master basic operations and tackle more advanced tasks
- Get up to date on the recent changes to Linux server system management
- Bring Linux to the cloud using Openstack and Cloudforms
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 04/22/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 829 pages
3rd Edition - Revised, Improved and New Content! This book will teach you how to use Linux operating systems. After reading this material, you’ll be able to use Linux for both basic and advanced purposes. Aside from explaining basic concepts and theories, this book will give you practical tips and actual commands. That means you can be a proficient Linux user just by reading this book.Each chapter is dedicated to an important aspect of Linux. For instance, a chapter is dedicated to the file system being used by Linux machines. With this kind of data presentation, you won’t have to waste your time reading about irrelevant topics. Study this book thoroughly because it can help you maximize your Linux computer/s.Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn...
- Linux – The Basics
- Basic Functions
- The File System
- The Processes
- RThe I/O Redirection
- Linux Systems and Text Editors
- Much, much more!
Published by: JPPD Publishing International | Publication date: 11/17/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 158 pages
Linux: The ultimate guide to Linux for beginners, Linux hacking, Linux command line, Linux operating system, and more!
LINUXDownload This Great Book Today! Available To Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet!This book covers the topic of Linux, and will teach you all about this incredible operating system. With the help of this book, you will soon discover exactly how Linux operates, how it differs from the other operating systems out there, and why it is likely a better option for your computing needs.Even if you’re brand new to Linux, at the completion of this book you will have a good understanding of this operating system and be ready to start using it proficiently. You will learn about the different features of Linux, how it works, and also how to navigate it efficiently. There are sections dedicated to the many basic commands you will need to learn, along with some more advanced possibilities, such as hacking within the Linux system, and much more!Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn About Inside…
- What Is Linux
- How Linux Is Different From Other Operating Systems
- Linux Basics
- The Linux Shell
- Linux Functions
- Linux Processes
- Linux Commands
- Hacking With Linux
- Much, Much More!
Publication date: 03/03/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 48 pages
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
Published by: O'Reilly Media | Publication date: 06/01/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 272 pages
If you've ever said to yourself, "There has to be a better way to do this," then read on.As someone that has used the Bash shell almost daily for over 15 years, I've accumulated several command line "tricks" that have saved me time and frustration. Bash Command Line Pro Tips is a collection of 10 techniques that you can put to use right away to increase your efficiency at the command line.Here is what you will learn by reading Bash Command Line Pro Tips:
- Tip 1: Tab Completion
- Tip 2: Change to the Previous Directory
- Tip 3: Reuse the Last Item from the Previous Command Line
- Tip 4: Rerun a Command That Starts with a given String
- Tip 5: Command Substitution
- Tip 6: Use a for Loop at the Command Line
- Tip 7: Rerun the Previous Command with Root Privileges
- Tip 8: Rerun the Previous Command While Substituting a String
- Tip 9: Reuse a Word on the Same Command Line
- Tip 10: Fix Typos and Shorten Lengthy Commands with Aliases
Published by: Jason Cannon | Publication date: 05/04/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 35 pages
Unlike some operating systems, Linux doesn't try to hide the important bits from you—it gives you full control of your computer. But to truly master Linux, you need to understand its internals, like how the system boots, how networking works, and what the kernel actually does.In this completely revised second edition of the perennial best seller How Linux Works, author Brian Ward makes the concepts behind Linux internals accessible to anyone curious about the inner workings of the operating system. Inside, you'll find the kind of knowledge that normally comes from years of experience doing things the hard way. You'll learn:
- How Linux boots, from boot loaders to init implementations (systemd, Upstart, and System V)
- How the kernel manages devices, device drivers, and processes
- How networking, interfaces, firewalls, and servers work
- How development tools work and relate to shared libraries
- How to write effective shell scripts
Published by: No Starch Press | Publication date: 11/11/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 394 pages
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
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 01/06/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 741 pages
The Linux Command Line Beginner's Guide gives users new to Linux an introduction to the command line environment.In the Guide, you'll learn how to:-Copy, move, and delete files and directories.-Create, delete, and manage users.-Create, delete, and manage groups.-Use virtual terminals.-Use the bash shell.-Safely use the root account with su and sudo.-Change permissions and ownership of files and directories.-Create and edit text files from the command line, without using a graphical editor.-Diagnose network connectivity problems.-And many other topics. ABOUT THE AUTHORStanding over six feet tall, Jonathan Moeller has the piercing blue eyes of a Conan of Cimmeria, the bronze-colored hair a Visigothic warrior-king, and the stern visage of a captain of men, none of which are useful in his career as a computer repairman, alas.He has written the "Demonsouled" trilogy of sword-and-sorcery novels, and continues to write the "Ghosts" sequence about assassin and spy Caina Amalas, the "Computer Beginner's Guide" series of computer books, and numerous other works.
Published by: Azure Flame Media, LLC | Publication date: 12/02/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 125 pages
If you want to learn how to use Linux, but don't know where to start read on.Knowing where to start when learning a new skill can be a challenge, especially when the topic seems so vast. There can be so much information available that you can't even decide where to start. Or worse, you start down the path of learning and quickly discover too many concepts, commands, and nuances that aren't explained. This kind of experience is frustrating and leaves you with more questions than answers.Linux for Beginners doesn't make any assumptions about your background or knowledge of Linux. You need no prior knowledge to benefit from this book. You will be guided step by step using a logical and systematic approach. As new concepts, commands, or jargon are encountered they are explained in plain language, making it easy for anyone to understand.Here is what you will learn by reading Linux for Beginners:
- How to get access to a Linux server if you don't already.
- What a Linux distribution is and which one to choose.
- What software is needed to connect to Linux from Mac and Windows computers. Screenshots included.
- What SSH is and how to use it, including creating and using SSH keys.
- The file system layout of Linux systems and where to find programs, configurations, and documentation.
- The basic Linux commands you'll use most often.
- Creating, renaming, moving, and deleting directories.
- Listing, reading, creating, editing, copying, and deleting files.
- Exactly how permissions work and how to decipher the most cryptic Linux permissions with ease.
- How to use the nano, vi, and emacs editors.
- Two methods to search for files and directories.
- How to compare the contents of files.
- What pipes are, why they are useful, and how to use them.
- How to compress files to save space and make transferring data easy.
- How and why to redirect input and output from applications.
- How to customize your shell prompt.
- How to be efficient at the command line by using aliases, tab completion, and your shell history.
- How to schedule and automate jobs using cron.
- How to switch users and run processes as others.
- Where to go for even more in-depth coverage on each topic.
Publication date: 12/26/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 204 pages