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

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Chapter 3. Working with Your Shell

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When you access a Unix system, the first thing you see is the prompt, called the shell prompt, which is where you interact with Unix. The shell determines how easily you can enter and reenter commands and how you can control your environment. What’s cool about Unix is that you’re not stuck with one shell—that is, on most systems you can ...

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