Introduction to Unix and Linux Lab Manual, Student Edition

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December 16, 2002


Mixed media product, 285 pages


0072226943 / 9780072226942


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Main description

Ideal for students with little or no computer experience, this lab manual and learning tool is filled with skill-building exercises, materials lists and set-up instructions, step-by-step lab scenarios, and clear explanations. And, it's written by a leading UNIX and Linux curriculum developer and instructor, making it perfect for both learning -- and teaching -- the basics.

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Logging On to the System Chapter 2: Touring the System Chapter 3: Touring Utilities, Shell Instructions, and Processes Chapter 4: Editing with the Visual Editor Chapter 5: Using Basic Linux and UNIX Utilities Chapter 6: Using Multiple Utilities in Scripts Chapter 7: Creating and Changing Directories Chapter 8: Specifying Instructions to the Shell Chapter 9: Setting File and Directory Permissions Chapter 10: Controlling User Processes Chapter 11: Managing, Printing, and Archiving Large Files Chapter 12: Accessing and Touring Graphical Desktops Chapter 13: Administering a Linux PC System

Author comments

John Muster teaches and conducts educational development at the Educational Center of Silicon Valley, the University of California's Extension Division, where he was given the Honored Teacher Award. In addition to teaching and multimedia development, he consults and teaches for clients in industry, government, and universities across the globe. His undergraduate and graduate education took place at Otterbein College, The Ohio State University, and the University of California, Berkeley.

Dennis Rice is an instructor a DeVry Institute of Technology in Irving, Texas, where he teaches telecommunications, networking, and operating systems.

Back cover copy

Practice the IT Skills Essential for Your Success

  • 40+ labs exercises that challenge you to solve problems based on realistic case studies
  • Step-by-step scenarios that require you to think critically
  • Post-lab observation questions that measure your understanding of lab results
  • Key term quizzes that help build your vocabulary
  • End-of-chapter lab solutions that explain not only what happened, but why

In this lab manual, you'll practice:

  • Logging on to the system
  • Working with the shell and creating shell scripts
  • Managing files with utilities
  • Modifying the user environment
  • Using the visual editor (vi) and the pico editor
  • Modifying and manipulating data
  • Using multiple utilities in scripts
  • Specifying instructions to the shell
  • Setting file and directory permissions
  • Controlling user processes
  • Managing, printing, and archiving large files
  • Accessing and touring graphical desktops
  • Administering a Linux PC system

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