By Douglas W. Topham

ISBN-10: 0387970215

ISBN-13: 9780387970219

ISBN-10: 1461232465

ISBN-13: 9781461232469

A process V consultant to UNIX and XENIX takes the amateur reader in the course of the good points of the UNIX method step by step with out jargon and assumptions concerning the reader's technical wisdom present in comparable books. With its transparent reasons, a variety of examles, and simple association, this booklet appeals to many non-technical humans simply starting to paintings with UNIX, in addition to engineers and programmers with earlier event. an individual who reads this booklet will how you can use the positive aspects of UNIX, and the way to change and customise these good points. it really is equipped in one of these method that it leads the reader from the UNIX fundamentals to the extra complicated and strong ideas reminiscent of shell-programming and networking. even if the booklet is written as advent and reference for the UNIX person, it could possibly rather well be used as a textbook in undergraduate desktop technology or desktop engineering courses.

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With too few, you fail to take advantage of the structure of the UNIX file system; with too many, you create a maze for yourself. Somewhere between five and fifteen main subdirectories is usually optimal, but there may be exceptions. REMOVING AN EXISTING DIRECTORY rmdir To remove an existing directory from your working directory, move to the target directory, delete all its files, move back to the parent directory, and then use the rmdir (remove directory) command. For example, suppose you would like to delete a directory called useless.

In a few instances, command options are designated by plus signs instead of minus signs. Many commands allow one or more input files to be named. (Output files are generally, but not always, designated by an output option switch like -0. ) The various options and filenames that follow the command are referred to, collectively, as arguments. " The UNIX Progmmmer's Manual (or UNIX User's Manual) shows 21 possible options for this command, as follows (spread out here with headings added for easier reading): Name 15 Command Options [ -RadCxmlnogrtucpFbqi5f 1 File(s) [name ...

Part of a typical UNIX file system. e user directory binary directory device directory misceUaneous directory temporary directory To identify one of the user home directories, type another slash after /usr, foUowed by the account name, as in /usr/dan and /usr/ann. In each case here, the first slash refers to the root, while the second indicates that dan and ann are subdirectories of usr. ) To identify the subdirectories under dan and ann, we continue with the same conventions. a. b caUed intro, search, and restore.

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