Chapter 1. An Embarrassment of Riches: The Linux Environment

The reader is introduced to the vast possibilities of the Linux command line, and excuses are made for its eclecticism.

What You Will Learn

Some basic shell commands are described in this chapter, especially those related to some common programming tasks. Used as a toolkit, they can be a handy collection of tools for everyday use.

Linux provides an incredible array of such tools, useful for any development effort, Java or otherwise. They will be important not only for the development of your Java code, but for all the hundreds of related housekeeping tasks associated with programming and with managing your development environment. A few tools are described briefly in this chapter, to hint ...

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