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Linux Essentials.

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Author/Creator:
Smith, Roderick W.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (370 pages)
Subjects:
Linux.
Operating systems (Computers).
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
A unique, full-color introduction to Linux fundamentals Serving as a low-cost, secure alternative to expensive operating systems, Linux is a UNIX-based, open source operating system. Full-color and concise, this beginner's guide takes a learning-by-doing approach to understanding the essentials of Linux. Each chapter begins by clearly identifying what you will learn in the chapter, followed by a straightforward discussion of concepts that leads you right into hands-on tutorials. Chapters conclude with additional exercises and review questions, allowing you to reinforce and measure your understanding. Offers a hands-on approach to acquiring a foundation of Linux skills, aiming to ensure Linux beginners gain a solid understanding Uses the leading Linux distribution Fedora to demonstrate tutorials and examples Addresses Linux installation, desktop configuration, management of files and filesystems, remote administration, security, and more This book is essential reading for anyone entering the world of Linux!.
Contents:
Linux Essentials
Introduction
What Is Linux?
Chapter 1: Selecting an Operating System
What Is an OS?
Investigating User Interfaces
Where Does Linux Fit in the OS World?
What Is a Distribution?
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 2: Investigating Linux's Principles and Philosophy
Linux through the Ages
Using Open Source Software
Understanding OS Roles
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 3: Understanding Software Licensing
Investigating Software Licenses
The Free Software Foundation
The Open Source Initiative
The Creative Commons
Using Open Source Licenses
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 4: Using Common Linux Programs
Using a Linux Desktop Environment
Working with Productivity Software
Using Server Programs
Managing Programming Languages
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 5: Managing Hardware
Learning About Your CPU
Identifying Motherboard Capabilities
Sizing Your Power Supply
Understanding Disk Issues
Managing Displays
Handling USB Devices
Managing Drivers
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 6: Getting to Know the Command Line
Starting a Command Line
Running Programs
Manipulating Files
Using Shell Features
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 7: Managing Files
Manipulating Files
Manipulating Directories
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 8: Getting Help
Using man Pages
Using info Pages
Finding Additional Documentation
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 9: :Using Programs and Processes
Understanding Package Management
Understanding the Process Hierarchy
Identifying Running Processes
Using Log Files
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 10: Searching, Extracting, and Archiving Data
Using Regular Expressions
Searching for and Extracting Data
Redirecting Input and Output
Archiving Data.
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 11: Editing Files
Understanding the Role of Text Files
Choosing an Editor
Launching an Editor
Editing Files with pico or nano
Editing Files with Vi
Using Configuration File Conventions
Editing Formatted Text Files
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 12: Creating Scripts
Beginning a Shell Script
Using Commands
Using Arguments
Using Variables
Using Conditional Expressions
Using Loops
Using Functions
Setting the Script's Exit Value
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 13: Understanding Users and Groups
Understanding Accounts
Using Account Tools
Working as root
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 14: Creating Users and Groups
Creating New Accounts
Modifying Accounts
Deleting Accounts
Managing Groups
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 15: Setting Ownership and Permissions
Setting Ownership
Setting Permissions
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 16: Navigating the Linux Filesystem
Understanding Where Things Go
Using Special Permission Bits and File Features
The Essentials and Beyond
Chapter 17: Managing Network Connections
Understanding Network Features
Configuring a Network Connection
Testing Your Network Connection
Protecting Your System from the Bad Guys
The Essentials and Beyond
Appendix A: Answers to Review Questions
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Appendix B: LPI's Certification Program
The Linux Essentials Certification
Certification Objectives Map
Index.
Notes:
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Smith, Roderick W. Linux Essentials
ISBN:
9781118197417
9781118106792
OCLC:
782877141
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