Download e-book for kindle: Learning the UNIX Operating System by Jerry Peek, Grace Todino-Gonguet, John Strang

By Jerry Peek, Grace Todino-Gonguet, John Strang

ISBN-10: 0596002610

ISBN-13: 9780596002619

If you are new to Unix, this concise publication will inform you simply what you want to start and not more. This 5th variation is the simplest creation to Unix in print, masking net utilization for e-mail, dossier transfers, and internet searching. it is a great primer for Mac and laptop clients who want to know a bit approximately Unix at the structures they stopover at. the hot variation additionally comprises many significant and minor updates to aid the reader navigate Unix's ever-expanding services. according to the approval for Linux, the publication now makes a speciality of the renowned bash shell most popular by way of such a lot Linux clients. a brand new bankruptcy explains the right way to use ftp, pine for mail, and provides beneficial wisdom on the way to surf the net. And the writer has integrated suggestions during the textual content on protection fundamentals, in particular within the web and networking sections. The booklet incorporates a thoroughly up to date fast reference card to make it more uncomplicated for the reader to entry the most important capabilities of the command line.

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This may also log you out, but it may not; your old login session could still be running. You can check for old processes and terminate them (as explained in Chapter 7 in the section “Checking on a Process” and in the section “Cancelling a Process”) — although this isn’t an easy thing for a beginner to do, so you might want help. 7 January 2002 13:10 In this chapter: • Introduction to Windowing • Starting X • Running Programs • Working with a Mouse • Working with Windows • Other Window Manager Features • Unresponsive Windows • Other X Window Programs • Quitting 2 Using Window Systems All versions of Unix work with alphanumeric terminals that handle a single session in a single screen, such as those described in Chapter 1.

And, of course, a directory can hold files. Figure 3-4 is a close-up of the filesystem around john’s home directory. The four files are shown along with the work subdirectory. profile work ch1 ch2 Figur e 3-4. Files in the directory tree Pathnames to files are made the same way as pathnames to directories. As with directories, files’ pathnames can be absolute (starting from the root directory) or relative (starting from the working directory). For example, if your working directory is users, the relative pathname to the work directory below would be john/work.

If you’ll do a lot of work with X, you may want a detailed reference that explains X and your window manager. Setting Focus Of all the windows on your screen, only one window receives the keystrokes you type. This window is usually highlighted in some way. For instance, the titlebar of the window that receives your input may be blue instead of the default grey color. ” Most window managers can be configured to set the focus in one of the following ways: • Move the mouse pointer into a window and click a mouse button (usually the first button; see the section “Working with a Mouse,” later in this chapter).

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