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Linux Pocket Guide, 2nd Edition by Daniel J. Barrett

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Index

A note on the digital index

A link in an index entry is displayed as the section title in which that entry appears. Because some sections have multiple index markers, it is not unusual for an entry to have several links to the same section. Clicking on any link will take you directly to the place in the text in which the marker appears.

Symbols

! (shell command history), Command history
& (ampersand), running background jobs,
&& (two ampersands), logical and, stopping execution of combined commands, Combining commands
- (dash), standard input/output, Reading This Book
-- (two dashes), end of options, Reading This Book
--help option, Getting Help
. (period), The Filesystem, Wildcards, Creating and Running Shell Scripts
current directory, The Filesystem
dot files, Wildcards
shell script execution, Creating and Running Shell Scripts
.. (two periods), parent directory, The Filesystem
.NET, Beyond Shell Scripting
/ (slash), root directory, The Filesystem
; (semicolon), combine commands using, Combining commands
[ (left square bracket), alias for test command, test and “[”
\ (backward slash), Escaping, Whitespace and Linebreaks
escaping special characters, Escaping
line continuation, Whitespace and Linebreaks
^C command (killing programs), Killing a Command in Progress
^Z command (suspending jobs), ,
| (pipe operator), Pipes
|| (two pipes), logical or, stopping execution of combined commands, Combining commands
˜ (tilde), denoting home directories, Home Directories

A

abiword command,
absolute path of current ...

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