Contents

About the Authors

About the Technical Reviewers

Acknowledgments

Preface

PART 1      Introducing the Shell

CHAPTER 1      Introduction to Shells

                             What's a Shell?

                             Getting Started

                             Simple Commands

                             Command Lines

                             Shell Types and Versions

                             The Filesystem: Directories, Pathnames

                             Where the Commands Are Located

                             Relative Pathnames and Your Current Directory

                             Building Pathnames with Wildcards

                             Expansion and Substitution

                             Building Pathnames ...

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