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The UNIX System Guidebook

by Silvester, Peter P. A Silvester, P. P.

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  • ISBN: 9780387964898
  • ISBN10: 0387964894

The UNIX System Guidebook

by Silvester, Peter P. A Silvester, P. P.

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 0002
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag Telos
  • Publish date: 02/01/1988
  • ISBN: 9780387964898
  • ISBN10: 0387964894
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Description: 1. Introduction.- A Multimachine Operating System.- System Characteristics.- Portability.- Past and Future.- Ancient History.- Unix Goes Public.- The Modern Age.- Versions and Derivatives.- Through a Glass Darkly.- Getting Acquainted with Unix.- Things to Read.- Typographic and Lexical Curios.- Using This Book.- 2. Getting Started.- Communicating with the System.- The System Manager.- User Names and Passwords.- Logging In.- Logging Out.- The Terminal.- Typing at the Keyboard.- Running the System.- Commands.- Files ad File Names.- Wild-Card File Names.- A Session at the Terminal.- Writing and Running Programs.- Running Fortran Programs.- The vi Text Editor.- Creating and Modifying Text.- Sample Terminal Session.- 3. Files in the Unix System.- The Unix System File Structure.- Ordinary Disk Files.- Special Files.- Directories.- Directory Hierarchies.- File Names and Paths.- Extensions and Suffixes.- The System Directory Structure.- Working with the File Structure.- Changing Directories.- File Access Permissions.- Keeping Track of Directories.- Directory Listings.- Altering Access Permissions.- Moving and Removing Files.- File Location and Identification.- Archives and Libraries.- Removable File Volumes.- Extending the File Structure.- The mount and umount Commands.- Making New File Structures.- Working with Floppy Disks.- Restrictions on Removable Volumes.- Backup Files.- 4. Unix Command Shells.- Issuing Commands.- Basic Shell Action.- Form of Shell Commands.- Multitasking and Waiting.- Standard Files.- Pipes and Pipelines.- Input Handling by the Shell.- Input Buffering.- Errors and Error Correction.- Characters Given Special Treatment.- Protection of Special Characters.- Argument Echoing.- Resetting Terminal Parameters.- The Shell Programming Language.- Shell Programs.- Shell Scripts.- Parameter Passing.- Conditional Execution.- Testing for Exit Status.- Repeated Program Loops.- Shell Variables.- for ... do Loops.- Running the Unix Shells.- Customizing the Bourne Shell.- History and the C Shell.- Aliases and Commands.- Customizing the C Shell.- Choosing the Right Shell.- 5. The System Kernel.- Nature of the Kernel.- Functions of the Kernel.- Kernel Structure.- System Calls.- System Standards.- Process Coordination and Management.- Process Initiation.- A Process Hierarchy.- Memory Allocation.- Time and Resource Sharing.- fork, execl, and wait.- Effective User Identification.- cron the Clock Daemon.- Input and Output Operations.- Device Independence.- First Level Interrupt Handling.- Special Files: Block and Character.- Physical Structure of Files.- Sequential and Random Access.- Input-Output Buffering.- Mechanisms for File Access.- File Identification.- 6. Facilities and Utilities.- Communications.- Mail Services.- Sending Mail.- Immediate Messages.- Two-Way Communication.- Logging in Elsewhere.- File Management.- Copying Files.- Display and Examination.- Printing Services.- File Sorting.- Comparing Files.- Filtering Files.- Controlling File Size.- Other General Utilities.- Timed Requests.- System Documentation.- 7. Editing with vi and ed.- Text Editors.- Using the vi Text Editor.- Starting and Running vi.- The vi Screen Display.- Communicating with vi.- Editor Commands.- Local Commands.- Text Insertion.- Command Repetition.- Erasure and Replacement.- Text Markers.- Range Commands.- Command Structure.- Target Types.- Range Specification.- Moving the Editing Cursor.- Deletion of Text.- Moving and Copying Text.- Changing Text.- Delete and Save Buffers.- Global Commands in vi.- Undoing.- Exiting.- Using ex Commands from vi.- Passing Commands to ex.- Reading, Writing, and Filing.- Reaching for Another Shell.- Customizing vi.- Abbreviations.- Command Macros.- Options.- The .exrc File.- Text Entry with vi.- Computer Programming with vi.- The ed Line Editor.- Line Numbers.- Editor Commands.- Pointer Manipulation and Text Examination.- Inserting, Appending, and Deleting Text.- String Searching and Replacing.- Cut and Paste Operations.- File Handling by the Editor.- 8. Text Preparation and Processing.- Tools and Facilities.- Text Files and Processes.- Text Formatting Programs.- Programs for Writers.- The nroff Text Formatter.- The nroff Command Language.- Basic nroff Requests.- Filling and Adjusting.- Page Layout.- Hyphenation.- Margin Characters.- Using nroff to Advantage.- Defining and Using Macros.- Traps, Headers, and Page Numbers.- Strings and Number Registers.- Diversions.- Standard Macro Libraries.- Other Text Formatting Programs.- The troff Text Formatter.- Equation Processing with eqn and neqn.- Table Manipulation with tbl.- Spelling and Typographic Errors.- The Dictionary Check.- Running spell.- Typographic Errors.- style and diction.- Readability Grades.- Sentence Analysis.- Word Usage.- Phrasing and Style.- Practical Use of style and diction.- 9. Languages and Compilers.- Programming Languages Available.- Structured Languages.- Fortran.- A Veritable Babel.- Fortran 77.- The f77 Fortran 77 Compiler.- Non-Unix Fortran Compilers.- Running Fortran Programs.- Textual Extensions to Fortran 77.- Extensions to Language Scope.- Fortran 77 Input and Output.- Fortran 77 Rule Violations.- Ratfor: A Rational Fortran.- The ratfor Preprocessor.- Program Text Formatting in Ratfor.- Statement Groups and if Statements.- Program Loops in Ratfor.- Text Insertions and Substitutions.- Ambiguity and Duplication.- Using ratfor.- Reverse Processing with struct.- Non-Unix Ratfor.- The C Language.- General Characteristics of C.- Structure of C Programs.- Constants, Variables, and Pointers.- Arithmetic and Logical Operations.- Structures.- Input and Output with C.- The C Preprocessor.- Compiling, Assembling, and Loading.- The Id Loader.- The cc and f77 Commands.- The Process Option Hierarchy.- Program Archives.- Berkeley Pascal.- Structure of the Pascal System.- Interpreted Pascal.- Compiled Pascal.- Error Flagging.- Execution Profiling.- Program Tidying.- Basic.- Expressions, Names, and Statements.- Running bas.- Assembler Language Programming.- Assemblers under Unix.- 10. A Selected Command Set.- Definitions of Commands.- A Selection of Commands.- Summary of Common Commands.- 11. An Annotated Bibliography.- Books.- Elementary Books.- General Books.- Manuals and Standards.- Specialized Books.- Books on Allied Subjects.- Periodicals.- Articles.- Appendix. The ASCII Character Set.- Character Names.- Command Index.
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