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SAMS Teach Yourself Unix in 10 Minutes by Robert Shimonski

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Summary

In this lesson, we covered the use of Unix system utilities such as chsh, passwd, finger, date, who, and uptime. There are more utilities to choose from and use, but for a 10-minute lesson, this is plenty of information to digest and practice with. Remember, practice makes perfect, so make sure that you spend time using these commands; they are all helpful and will serve you well when needed, especially passwd. In fact, you should spend the greatest amount of time with the passwd command and master its usage, syntax, and available options.

The following is a quick review of what was covered in this lesson:

  • chsh— Use the chsh command to change your current shell. If you don't know which shell you want to switch to, you can use chsh -l ...

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