UNIX For Dummies, 2nd Edition

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By John R. Levine and Margaret Levine Young.
June 1995, 350 pages, US$19.99. C$26.99, £18.99, ISBN 1-56884-905-2.

Are you faced with learning UNIX? Have your typed "LS" to see a list of files, and gotten an error message instead? Relax -- "UNIX For Dummies" guides you through the tricks and traps of UNIX, while steering you away from all that technical stuff you don't want to know about. (Hint: try typing "ls" instead! Capitalization counts.)

Table of Contents

Part I: Before the Begininng
Chapter 1: Start 'Er Up, UNIX!
Chapter 2: What is UNIX, Anyway?
Chapter 3: A Few Lines on Linux
Chapter 4: Pleading for Help

Part II: Some Basic Stuff
Chapter 5: Files for Fun and Profit
Chapter 6: Directories for Fun and Profit
Chapter 7: Cute UNIX Tricks
Chapter 8: Where's That File?
Chapter 9: If I Wanted Hardware, I'd Go to the Hardware Store!
Chapter 10: Printing (the Gutenberg Thing)

Part III: Of Mice and Computers
Chapter 11: I'd Rather Be GUI Than a WIMP
Chapter 12: Motif and Other Schools of Windowing Theology

Part IV: Getting Things Done
Chapter 13: Writing Deathless Prose
Chapter 14: Umpteen Useful UNIX Underdogs
Chapter 15: I'm Not a System Administrator -- I Can't Install Software!
Chapter 16: How to Runa Bunch of Programs at a Time
Chapter 17: The DOS-to-UNIX Rosetta Stone

Part V: The World Outside the UNIX Biosphere
Chapter 18: Who's Out There?
Chapter 19: Automating Your Office Gossip
Chapter 20: My Files Are Where?
Chapter 21: Stealing Computer Time and Files -- Network Bandits

Part VI: Help!
Chapter 22: Disaster Relief
Chapter 23: The Case of the Missing Files
Chapter 24: Killing Processes Softly
Chapter 25: My Computer Says It Hates Me

Part VII: The Part of Tens
Chapter 26: Ten Common Mistakes
Chapter 27: Ten Times More Information Than You Want about UNIX
Chapter 28: Ten Topics You Don't Want to Know About
Chapter 29: The UNIX Commands Come Marching Ten by Ten

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