UNIX Power Tools

UNIX Power Tools Ideal for UNIX users who hunger for technical yet accessible information UNIX Power Tools nd Edition consists of tips tricks concepts and freeware CD ROM included It also covers add on utilitie

  • Title: UNIX Power Tools
  • Author: Jerry Peek Tim O'Reilly Mike Loukides
  • ISBN: 9781565922600
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ideal for UNIX users who hunger for technical yet accessible information, UNIX Power Tools, 2nd Edition, consists of tips, tricks, concepts, and freeware CD ROM included It also covers add on utilities and how to take advantage of clever features in the most popular UNIX utilities.Loaded with even practical advice about almost every aspect of UNIX, this editiIdeal for UNIX users who hunger for technical yet accessible information, UNIX Power Tools, 2nd Edition, consists of tips, tricks, concepts, and freeware CD ROM included It also covers add on utilities and how to take advantage of clever features in the most popular UNIX utilities.Loaded with even practical advice about almost every aspect of UNIX, this edition addresses the technology that UNIX users face today, differing from the first edition in a number of important ways.First, it slants the blend of options and commands toward the POSIX utilities, including the GNU versions the bash and tcsh shells have greater coverage, but we ve kept the first edition s emphasis on the core concepts of sh and csh that will help you use all UNIX shells and, Perl is important than awk these days, so we ve de emphasized awk in this edition.This is a browser s bookke a magazine that you don t read from start to finish, but leaf through repeatedly until you realize that you ve read it all The book is structured so that it bursts at the seams with cross references Interesting sidebars explore syntax or point out other directions for exploration, including relevant technical details that might not be immediately apparent You ll find articles abstracted from other O Reilly books, new information that highlights program tricks and gotchas, tips posted to the Net over the years, and other accumulated wisdom.The 53 chapters in this book discuss topics like file management, text editors, shell programming even office automation Overall, there s plenty of material here to satisfy even the most voracious appetites The bottom line UNIX Power Tools is loaded with practical advice about almost every aspect of UNIX It will help you think creatively about UNIX, and will help you get to the point where you can analyze your own problems Your own solutions won t be far behind.The CD ROM includes all of the scripts and aliases from the book, plus perl, GNU emacs, netpbm graphics manipulation utilities , ispell,screen, the sc spreadsheet, and about 60 other freeware programs In addition to the source code, all the software is precompiled for Sun4, Digital UNIX, IBM AIX, HP UX, Red Hat Linux, Solaris, and SCO UNIX.

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    1. My favorite of all the technical books I've written. While Jerry Peek did yeoman work on this book, and he and Mike Loukides wrote more of it than I did, it was my conception from start to finish. I was trying to construct a book that would work like the world wide web, just then brand new, and I think I succeeded. It was also really fun to write.

    2. There is always a new trick you can learn from this book once you open a random page. This is one of the books that I always keep around and even keep an ebook version on my ipod. One of the best Unix related books I've ever seen.

    3. Well, that was a ride. The book although outdated in some parts (rsh, cvs, tar-to-tape, etc), still captures very many good tips and nice tricks and walks you through all the main tools present in any Unix system.If I may say something that took me down a little was that emphasis on explain every single shell script to be ported to other shell interpreters other than Bash (ksh, csh, etc.). Overall, a good read, though, perhaps quite lengthy, I can say that the subject has been "well covered".

    4. If you work with UNIX, even as a casual user or linux enthusiast, you need this book. It's not a "useful reference" it's a devotional. Read a random page every day. I'm totally serious. This book is a godsend. Note that if you use Mac OS X, you are using UNIX, and should seriously think about owning this book.

    5. It's okay. They all die at the end though.Okay, kidding. I haven't cracked open this book for 10 years, but damn if I didn't need it at first.

    6. More than you ever wanted to know about Unix, multiplied by ten. This book is absolutely stuffed from beginning to end with every sordid detail of Unix, from both a system administrator as well as a user perspective. Seriously, there is nothing this book doesn't cover in great detail. It's like 1,000 pages long. You'd have to be out of your mind to read the entire thing. It's great for reference and poking around, learning bits here and there. Everything is cross-referenced, and broken into smal [...]

    7. This one kept me company during my cancer treatment. While radioactive I had to read something disposable - not supposed to keep radioactive books - and I'd found this one being thrown out at work. It talked about all that command line stuff I know and love, but was more than a little out of date. I figured I could read the relevant bits, skip the rest, and then toss the book.I'm actually sad to do so now. Making one last pass through the pages I've marked to copy out the interesting stuff, then [...]

    8. A fantastic reference and learning bible of epic proportions. I love the way that relevant material that may be mentioned within a particular article is italicized and given a reference number, so you can look it up.E.g. you may be looking at a section about printers and a technology may be referenced, all you have to do if you want to learn more is look at the reference number and check out the page to get more in depth knowledge of said technology.I would advise you to buy this if you are inte [...]

    9. This is the book that introduced me to Unix. In the mid nineties I got an RA job at uni and my supervisor just gave me this book and told me to figure it out. Everything I know about bash/awk/sed I learned from this book.

    10. practical, useful. i keep coming back to it. it's a serious general reference tool for anything unix related. it's a great introduction to a serious beginner. worth every penny, especially if purchased used ;) be sure to get the latest edition as it computing technology changes rapidly.

    11. Must have if you're looking to use a Unix based system. Includes tutorials, tips, and cookbook style tidbits to get you through some difficult task on the Unix command line. Should be on every serious *Nixers reference shelf.

    12. In 1995, my first job out of school was doing UNIX system administration. The O'Reilly SA book was my main reference, but this one became my secret weapon. Learning about sed, awk, regexp, etc. showed me the path to the career i quickly realized i wanted: software development.

    13. Lots of stuff. I skimmed this, really, just so I'd know what was in there. Lots of good sections for me to read when I need it!

    14. This is not something you can read from cover to cover, but rather use as a reference. A very complete reference.

    15. The Old Testament of Unix administration. This is what lands on the desk of anyone asking me for help with their command line fu.

    16. a great collection of examples YMMV with specific flavors not all of the examples work in all the flavors

    17. I think this was my first book on unix, while at college. Its good, I guess you can do it all with the man pages tho

    18. Great cookbook unix book. Great index helps readers find helpful examplesO the best computer reference book I've seen.

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