UNIX in a Nutshell

Errata for UNIX in a Nutshell

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page xvi
The following information was added to the preface after the

"How to Contact Us" heading: "We have a web site for the book, where we'll list examples, errata, and any plans for future editions. You can access this page at: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9781565924277/"

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2000
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Page 11
Before the paragraph beginning, "Some options can be invoked

only ...", the following paragraph was added: <para> Note: comments such as &ldquo;SVR4 only,&rdquo; or &ldquo;Solaris only,&rdquo; compare only those two systems. Many &ldquo;Solaris only&rdquo; commands and/or options are commonly available on other Unix systems as well. </para>

Anonymous    May 01, 2000
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Page 21
In the twelfth line from the bottom, "Value returned" was aligned

to the left.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 38
Under the entry for the cscope -f option, the first "out"

was changed to italics and the second to Constant Width.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 56
In lines 11 and 12, the example pipeline was merged onto one line.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 71
The last word of line 12, under the -fstype option, was changed

from courier to italic.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 72
The following sentence was added onto the end of the description

for -size: Some systems allow <emphasis>n</emphasis><literal>k</literal> to specify the size in kilobytes.

Anonymous    May 01, 2000
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Page 78
"$TEXTDOMAINDR" was changed to "$TEXTDOMAINDIR."

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 80

the section on grep is missing the -f option

Anonymous   
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Page 117

The "-H" option used to read: "Print mail headers only." It now reads: "Print mail header summary only."

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 118

In line 2, the "-N" option used to read: "Don't print mail headers." It now reads: "Don't print mail header summary."

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 119
In line 10, "manuals" was changed to "manual."

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 129

Line 6 used to read: "Verbose; show all data. Duplicate lines print as *." It now reads: "Verbose; show all data. With this, duplicate lines print as *."

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 138
In the -s option text, "sets" was changed to "set".

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 140
On line 16, a space was added between "-h" and "str".

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 150
In lines 5 and 7, "outfile" was changed to italics.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 151

The line at the end of the first full paragraph used to read: "If objfile is not specified, a.out is used." It now reads: "On many systems, if objfile is not specified, a.out is used. Solaris requires the objfile name."

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 160
"^char" was changed from courier italics to italics.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 166
There was a stray piece of sgml tag in the first line of text

under the "tar" entry." This tag has been removed.

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2000
Printed
Page 166

Line 8 used to read: "(tape archive)" (with "tape archive" in bold) Now the "t," "a," and "r" are in bold.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 191
In line 3 the "-1" (minus and digit one) was changed to to "-l"

(minus and letter ell).

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 196
In line 8, the lex entry was changed from courier to bold.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 205

The line that reads: $! $! Background exit status. should read: $! $! Last background Process ID.

Anonymous    Jun 01, 2001
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Page 206

Under the ksh column, the text used to read: r x=cmd It now reads: r x=y [cmd] The x and y and cmd was printed in courier italic.

Anonymous    May 01, 2000
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Page 214

The wording in lines 15 and 16 were changed to read: "exec n<&p Move input from coprocess ... exec n>&p Move output for coprocess ..."

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 223

The example at the top of the page used to read: $ fc -l cat List the last command beginning with cat It now reads: $ fc -l cat List all commands since the last command beginning with cat Another example was added immediately after the previous one: $ fc -l 50 List all commands since command 50

Anonymous    May 01, 2000
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Page 227
1st paragraph, all the way to the right near the margin

In describing the . shell builtin command (i.e, the "source" period), there is a typo in how this command is presented in the right margin. It looks like a colon (with two vertical dots) rather than a single period.

Anonymous   
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Page 243
In the seventh line from the bottom, a space was added after the period

for "ksh93 only."

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 245
On line 12, the courier "l" (ell) was changed to roman "1" (digit one).

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 344
On line 13, the formatting of the third word, nooption, was changed.

The "no" was changed from courier italics to regular courier.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 355
In the 17th line, "the the" was changed to "the".

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 366
In the twelfth line from the bottom, "index()s" was changed to

"index()".

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 375
In the third line from the bottom, the "{N}" at the end of the line

was removed.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 378
Between the entries for 's' and 'x', an entry for 'u' format letter

was added: "u Unsigned decimal value"

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 385
At the top of the first table, a centimer was described as

equivalent to 2.54 inches. The entry for column 3 was changed to read: 0.394 inches (page-number): language change or minor formatting problem ?page-number?: reader question or request for clarification

Anonymous    May 01, 2000
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Page 394
The line annotation comment was capitalized.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 402

The listing for ".rm." used to read: "Remove request macro or string xx." It now reads: "Remove request, macro or string xx."

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 402

The listing for ".rn" used to read: "Rename request, macro, or string xx to yy." It now reads: "Rename request, macro or string xx to yy."

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 407
On line 19, "oroff" was changed to "otroff".

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 431
The tagging for the entry for item "Li" was changed from <literal>

to <command>.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 467

The listing under "Options" used to read: "(leave blank)" It now reads: "blank"

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 522

The line annotation at the bottom of the page used to read: "...latest revision byadding updates..." It now reads: "...latest revision by adding updates..."

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 570

The entry for "Programming Pearls" was revised to read: "...USA, 2000." instead of : "...USA, 1886."

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 577-593
The index was updated to reflect these changes.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 599
The following text was added as the last sentence to the second

to last paragraph of the colophon: "Whenever possible, our books use RepKover?, a durable and flexible lay-flat binding. If the page count exceeds RepKover's limit, perfect binding is used."

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2000