Guide to Unix/Explanations< Guide to Unix
This part of the guide contains a list of various topics which introduce and explain the use and administration of Unix-like systems.
There is an attempt to organise the subpages into parts.
Part 1: Command LineEdit
- Shell Prompt introducing the shell, commands, and arguments
- Quoting and Filename Expansion
- Pipes and Job Control
- Choice of Shell
- Environment environment variables and process limits
- Connecting to Remote Unix accessing remote shells and files
Part 2: Common ProgramsEdit
- Scheduling Jobs at, cron
- Introduction to Editors available text editors
- Text Utilities cut, sort, sed, ...
- bc utility for arbitrary-precision arithmetic
- ed and sed text editors in command mode
- roff text formatting, often for manual pages
Part 3: AdministrationEdit
- Becoming Root su and sudo for running commands as the root user
- Installing Packages binary packages from your OS-vendor
Part 4: HardwareEdit
- Determining Hardware what hardware is my system using?
- Filesystems and Swap mounting disks, formatting and mounting disk images
- Partitioning Disks creating and editting partition maps
- Compact Discs playing audio, ripping with cdparanoia, burning with cdrecord
Part 5: NetworkingEdit
- Interprocess Communication pipes, sockets, packets, local versus network
- Real Networking Interfaces Ethernet, PPP, wireless
- Fake Networking Interfaces loopback, bridges, encapsulation
- This list needs more topics.
Part 6: Electronic MailEdit
- Mail Server Overview Incoming Mail, Outgoing Mail, Local Mail, Client Connectivity
- Mail Server Related Terminology
Part 7: SecurityEdit
- Firewalls How firewalls work and how to configure them
Part 8: Beyond This BookEdit
- Finding Additional Help search engines and user groups