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UNIX in a nutshell : system V edition : a desktop quick reference
Gilly, Daniel.
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Second edition, revised and expanded for SVR4 and Solaris 2.0.
Publication Information:
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly & Associates, [1992]

Physical Description:
1 volume (various pagings) ; 22 cm + 1 computer disc (43/4).
General Note:
Includes index.
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QA76.76.O63 U544 1992C Book and Software Set Central Closed Stacks

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You may have seen UNIX quick-reference guides, but you've never seen anything like UNIX in a Nutshell . Not a scaled-down quick reference of common commands, UNIX in a Nutshell is a complete reference containing all commands and options, along with generous descriptions and examples that put the commands in context. For all but the thorniest UNIX problems, this one reference should be all the documentation you need.The second edition of UNIX in a Nutshell starts with thorough coverage of System V Release 3. To that, we've added the many new commands that were added to Release 4 and additional commands that were added to Solaris 2.0.Contents include:

All user and programmer commands. New Korn shell documentation. Expanded text editing section, including GNU Emacs and nawk . Shell syntax ( sh and csh ). Pattern-matching syntax. vi and ex commands. sed and awk commands. troff and related commands and macros. sdb and dbx commands. If you currently use either SVR3 or SVR4 or are planning to in the future, or if you're a Sun user facing the transition to Solaris, you'll want this book. UNIX in a Nutshell is the most comprehensive quickref on the market, a must for any UNIX user.

Author Notes

Daniel Gilly joined O'Reilly Media, Inc a year after his graduation from MIT. As a staff writer, Daniel authored the2nd Edition of Unix in a Nutshell, doubling its contentsand paving the way for it to become one of O'Reilly Media's best-selling Unix titles. He revised Learning the vi Editor,co-wrote X Window System in a Nutshell, and had an editorial hand in several other books in the X Window series.Daniel left O'Reilly after 6 years to pursue technical writing in Silicon Valley. He had a successful career with a wide range of tech companies -- from start-ups to mid-sized companies to one-time tech titanslike Netscape and Sun Microsystems -- culminating with 5 years at Google.In 2010, Daniel retired from Silicon Valley life and moved to Palm Springs, California to enjoy the sunshine and relaxed pace of this desert oasis.