From the Back Cover
Learn all the command lines for all Linux shells in this one–stop guide There′s a lot to be said for going back to basics. Not only does this Bible give you a quick refresher on the structure of open–source Linux software, it also shows you how to bypass the hefty graphical user interface on Linux systems and start interacting the fast and efficient way—with command lines and automated scripts. You′ll learn how to manage files on the filesystem, start and stop programs, use databases, even do Web programming—without a GUI—with this one–stop resource. Understand the Linux desktop and various command–line parameters Learn filesystem navigation, file handling, and the basics of bash shell commands Write shell scripts to automate routine functions and reports Harness nesting loops and structured commands Monitor programs, master file permissions, and make queries Run scripts in background mode and schedule jobs Use sed, gawk, and regular expressions Explore all alternate shells, including ash, tcsh, ksh, korn, and zsh
About the Author
Richard Blumhas worked in the IT industry for over 18 years as both a systems and network administrator. He has administered UNIX, Linux, Novell, and Microsoft servers, as well as help design and maintain a 3,500–user network utilizing Cisco switches and routers. He has automated network monitoring with Linux shell scripts and written scripts in most of the common Linux shell environments. He is the author of several books, including Professional Linux Programming (Wrox) and Linux For Dummies , 8th Edition (Wiley).