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Unix and Linux: Visual QuickStart Guide, Fourth Edition by Eric J. Ray, Deborah S. Ray

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Appendix A. Unix Reference

In this appendix, you’ll find a fairly thorough reference on Unix commands and flags as well as examples and descriptions of each. We organized this appendix to generally parallel the book, so that you can easily reference key commands and related flags without being overwhelmed with long lists of commands.

Table A.a summarizes what you’ll find in this appendix.

Table A.a. Summary of Appendix Tables

Table Number

Description

Table A.1

Getting Started with Unix

Table A.2

Using Directories and Files

Table A.3

Working with Your Shell

Table A.4

Creating and Editing Files

Table A.5

Controlling File Ownership and Permissions

Table A.6

Manipulating Files

Table A.7

Getting Information About Your System

Table A.8

Configuring Your Unix Environment ...

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