Chapter 2. A Quick Review of the Basics
IN THIS CHAPTER
This chapter provides a review of the Unix system, including the file system, basic commands, filename substitution, I/O redirection, and pipes.
Some Basic Commands
Displaying the Date and Time: The
date command tells the system to print the date and time:
$ date Sat Jul 20 14:42:56 EDT 2002 $
date prints the day of the week, month, day, time (24-hour clock, the system's time zone), and year. Throughout this book, whenever we use
boldface type like this, it's to indicate what you, the user, types ...