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Hands-On UNIX: A Practical Guide with the Essentials of Coherent, 3.5, 5.25 Package Paperback – October 7, 1994


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This excellent package delivers Unix System V: A Practical Guide, plus The Essentials of Coherent, a popular PC-based Unix operating system clone developed by the Mark Williams Company.

The third edition of Unix System V: A Practical Guide is a complete tutorial guide to System V Release 4.2 that has been thoroughly updated to reflect the changes made in this version of Unix.

With a look and feel almost identical to that of Unix, Coherent is a virtual clone of the Unix operating system for the PC. Users will gain practical, hands-on experience from this mini-version of the Coherent operating system, taking advantage of Coherent's multi-user, multi-tasking capabilities and utilizing a wide range of utilities and commands. To make this software even easier to use, online help is included and the commands discussed both in the book and on the diskette have the same name and function.

Essentials of Coherent includes:

  • The shells: ksh and sh
  • Commands for displaying and manipulating files: awk, cat, cp, ed, find, grep, head, kill, lc, ls, ln, me, mkdir, mv, pg, qfind, rm, rmdir, sed, sort, tail, uniq, vi, and wc
  • Commands for displaying and altering status: chgrp, chmod, chown, date, df, du, file, newgrp, newusr, ps, pwd, and stty
  • Programming tools: c compiler, make, and touch
  • Additional tools: at, ATclock, clear, crontab, fsck, login, mknod, mount, passwd, sync, tr, and umount
  • New chapters discussing the Korn Shell, the emacs text editor, Networking, and Graphical User Interfaces
  • Coverage of the latest releases of UNIX as well as the POSIX Standards
  • An enhanced, step-by-step tutorial introduction to UNIX that incorporates examples, exercises, sample screens, and review questions
  • A demonstration of the use of UNIX for text editing, electronic mail, shell programming, and other applications, and present in-depth coverage of the make, SCCS, RCS, awk, and sed programming tools
  • An invaluable overview of the UNIX system in Chapter 1
  • Coverage of the Bourne, C, and Korn shells in detail and explain how to write shell programs (shell scripts)
  • A reference to more than 75 of the most frequently used UNIX utilities in Part II
  • Clearly marked sections of optional advanced material for experienced UNIX users

Hardware Requirements

The 3.5" and 5.25" diskettes will run on IBM PC-AT (and compatible) 286, 386 and 486 machines. At least 640K of RAM is required. The software will only function through the A floppy drive. It will not function through the B drive or on microchannel-based machines.

Coherent is a registered trademark of Mark Williams Company.



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About the Author

Mark G. Sobell is president of Sobell Associates Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in UNIX/Linux training, support, and custom software development. He is the author of many best-selling UNIX and Linux books and has more than twenty-five years of experience working with UNIX and Linux.



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Product Details

  • Paperback: 864 pages
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; Pap/Dskt edition (October 7, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805375686
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805375688
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.5 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #574,160 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 22, 1997
Format: Paperback
Mark Sobell's book takes the intimidation
away from beginners wishing to learn
the Unix Environment. The examples
are error free and easy to follow and
understand. While there are many aspects
of Unix, Sobell's work provides the beginner
with the fundamental concepts and knowledge
of varios topics. Among them: scripting,
networking, editors, file structure, processes,
and GUI programming and environments.
A must for the incipient Unix learner
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