Learning the Unix Operating System

Jerry Peek
Grace Todino
John Strang

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.

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 commands