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Basic Linux Terminal Tips and Tricks

Learn to Work Quickly on the Command Line

Authors: Kirkbride, Philip

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  • Focus easily on your Linux terminal workflow using this handy reference to get started
  • Provides a general survey of programs that are useful on Linux servers and desktops
  • Learn about a wide variety of tools rather than a single tool
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Learn command line tricks, programs, and hacks you can use day to day as a Linux user, programmer, and system administrator. When you interact with the digital world, you can’t go far without interacting with Linux systems. This book shows you how to leverage its power to serve your needs. 
Many users know "top" is installed on almost all Linux machines, but did you know with a few keystrokes you can customize it specifically for your needs? Stuck using `cd` and `ls` commands for navigating file systems? This book looks at how you can use Ranger to quickly navigate through multiple levels of folders, and quickly run bash commands without ever leaving the terminal. We also suggest programs that can be used for common tasks such as finding which programs are using the most processing, data download/upload, and file space.

You’ll know how to quickly connect to remote machines and run your commonly needed jobs in a keystroke or even on auto-pilot. With Basic Linux Terminal Tips and Tricks you'll be equipped with a wide range of tools that can be used for daily work and maintenance on all sorts of Linux systems including servers, desktops, and even embedded devices. 

What You Will Learn

  • Work with common tools on your local network.
  • Techniques for efficient use of command line.
  • Easily manipulate text files for processing.
  • Monitor the state of a system with a handful of popular programs.
  • Combine programs to create useful processes.
Who This Book Is For 
Anyone who is interested in Linux and Unix based operating systems as a hobby or for work. 

About the authors

Philip Kirkbride has been developing software for over 10 years. After college he worked as a contractor developing websites and mobile apps in Southern Ontario, Canada. He has since worked at several software and hardware startups, and contributed to open-source projects. He is currently maintaining applications for a handful of clients while completing his masters. When he is not working on tech, he enjoys spending time being outdoors. He can be reached at kirkins@gmail.com.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-6035-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Basic Linux Terminal Tips and Tricks
Book Subtitle
Learn to Work Quickly on the Command Line
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Philip Kirkbride
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-6035-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-6035-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-6034-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 361
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 191 illustrations in colour
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