UNIX For Dummies, 3rd Edition

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By John R. Levine and Margaret Levine Young.
July 1997, 376 pages, US$19.99. C$26.99, £18.99, ISBN 0-7645-0130-5.

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.)

The new third edition expands coverage of Linux, the wildly popular free version of UNIX. It also tells you more about using your UNIX system with the World Wide Web, e-mail, and other globe-spanning applications on the Internet and corporate Intranets.

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

Part II: Some Basic Stuff
Chapter 4: Of Mice and Computers
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: Printing (the Gutenberg Thing)

Part IV: Getting Things Done
Chapter 10: Writing Deathless Prose
Chapter 11: Umpteen Useful UNIX Underdogs
Chapter 12: I Can't Install Software!
Chapter 13: How to Run a Bunch of Programs at a Time
Chapter 14: Linux taming -- the Reluctant System Administrator
Chapter 15: The Windows-to-UNIX Rosetta Stone

Part IV: UNIX and the Net
Chapter 16: Who's Out There?
Chapter 17: Automating Your Office Gossip
Chapter 18: Websurfing for UNIX Users
Chapter 19: Turbocharge Your Newsreading
Chapter 20: Grabbing Files from the Net
Chapter 21: Stealing Computer Time and Files -- Network Bandits

Part V: Help!
Chapter 22: Disaster Relief
Chapter 23: The Case of the Missing Files
Chapter 24: Some Programs Just Won't Die
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

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