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3. Topic 103: Gnu and Unix Commands

David Clinton

(1)Toronto, Canada

If, as is often said, just about everything in Linux is a plain text file, then it stands to reason that a great deal of Linux administration should depend on intelligently handling plain text. Through the course of this book, you’ll discover just how true this is and just how much can be accomplished through manipulating text streams. In this chapter, you’ll work through the very rich collection of Linux text, file, and process management tools.

Let’s begin with the Linux shell. Whenever you open a terminal or log in to a non-GUI environment, you are creating a new ...

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