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Exploring NFS in UNIX

If your computer is on a LAN, the computer is probably set up to share files with other computers. Quite a few different schemes enable computers to use files on other machines. These schemes are named [more…]

Who Goes There? Understanding Permissions in UNIX

Unlike some operating systems, UNIX was designed from the beginning to be used by more than one person. Like all multiuser systems, UNIX keeps track of who owns what file and who can do what with each [more…]

Cracking the UNIX Shell

After you figure out which general variety of UNIX you have, you must figure out one other vital consideration: which shell you're using. Although you may say, [more…]

Logging In to UNIX

Whether you use a remote PC or a workstation, you have to get the attention of UNIX. You can tell when you have its attention because it demands that you identify yourself by logging in. If you use a workstation [more…]

UNIX Shell Commands

Whether your UNIX uses a Bourne-style shell or the C shell, you can do some simple typing to execute a range of commands. The following list shows a list of commands and what to type to execute them: [more…]

How to Print with UNIX

UNIX lets you do everything any other operating system does, and that includes printing files and documents. The following table shows you how to print whether you’re on a System V UNIX or using Linux [more…]

UNIX Filenames and Pathnames

UNIX isn’t alone in being persnickety about creating and finding filenames and pathnames. Keep the following tips in mind as you create and search through UNIX files: [more…]

General UNIX Tips and Lost-and-Found Insight

Working with UNIX isn’t that complicated, but it does mean getting familiar with a whole new set of commands and ways of doing things. Here are some general tips when working in UNIX: [more…]

UNIX For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The UNIX operating system does things in its own UNIX way, so you need to get familiar with shell commands and garner some general tips for dealing with UNIX and finding your place within the system. Of [more…]

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