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  • Linux in a Nutshell
    by Ellen Siever, Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Robert Love, Arnold Robbins
    ISBN 0596009305 (0-596-00930-5)
    Softcover, O'Reilly Media

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    Everything you need to know about Linux is in this book. Written by Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Robert Love, and Arnold Robbins -- people with years of active participation in the Linux community -- Linux in a Nutshell, Sixth Edition, thoroughly covers programming tools, system and network administration tools, the shell, editors, and LILO and GRUB boot loaders.

    This updated edition offers a tighter focus on Linux system essentials, as well as more coverage of new capabilities such as virtualization, wireless network management, and revision control with git. It also highlights the most important options for using the vast number of Linux commands. You'll find many helpful new tips and techniques in this reference, whether you're new to this operating system or have been using it for years.

    • Get the Linux commands for system administration and network management
    • Use hundreds of the most important shell commands available on Linux
    • Understand the Bash shell command-line interpreter
    • Search and process text with regular expressions
    • Manage your servers via virtualization with Xen and VMware
    • Use the Emacs text editor and development environment, as well as the vi, ex, and vim text-manipulation tools
    • Process text files with the sed editor and the gawk programming language
    • Manage source code with Subversion and git

  • Linux Programming by Example: The Fundamentals
    by Arnold Robbins
    ISBN 0131429647 (0-13-142964-7)
    Softcover, Prentice Hall

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    Anyone who's done programming work knows that you spend half your coding time looking for other people's solutions to the problems you're facing in your project. Particularly when you're dealing with times, dates, standard calculations, and other common problems, you find yourself saying, "Someone must have solved this before." And, indeed, someone usually has. Linux Programming by Example is a dense compendium of Linux software solutions--tools, algorithms, and procedures that solve data-processing challenges of the sort that crop up in all sorts of software projects. Though it does not address X11 user-interface programming or network communications much, this book does a great job of communicating recommended practices for command-line interfaces, filesystem manipulation, internationalization and localization, and inter-process communications. Taken together with The Art of Unix Programming, this book will help you solve difficult Linux programming problems quickly.

    Unlike a lot of code-oriented books, this one manages to keep its samples concise, and devote more space to discussions of why things are done than to the code that actually does them. This promotes understanding: You can always mess around with the code yourself on your own. Overall, Arnold Robbins does an excellent job of stripping away some of the hacker mystique to reveal the code behind the curtain. This book shows how to work Linux magic. --David Wall

    Topics covered: Linux programming in C, mostly at a level concerned with user input from the command line, file I/O, interprocess signalling, and memory management.

  • The Linux Sampler
    by Randy Bentson, Phil Hughes, Michael K. Johnson, Ian Murdock, Arnold Robbins , Matt Welsh
    ISBN 0916151743 (0-916151-74-3)
    Softcover, Specialized Systems Consultants

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    Book by Bentson, Randy, Hughes, Phil, Johnson, Michael K., Murdock, Ian, Robbins, Arnold, Welsh, Matt

  • sed & awk (Nutshell Handbooks)
    by Dale Dougherty, Arnold Robbins
    ISBN 1565922255 (1-56592-225-5)
    Softcover, O'Reilly Media

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    sed & awk describes two text processing programs that are mainstays of the UNIX programmer's toolbox.sed is a "stream editor" for editing streams of text that might be too large to edit as a single file, or that might be generated on the fly as part of a larger data processing step. The most common operation done with sed is substitution, replacing one block of text with another.awk is a complete programming language. Unlike many conventional languages, awk is "data driven" -- you specify what kind of data you are interested in and the operations to be performed when that data is found. awk does many things for you, including automatically opening and closing data files, reading records, breaking the records up into fields, and counting the records. While awk provides the features of most conventional programming languages, it also includes some unconventional features, such as extended regular expression matching and associative arrays. sed & awk describes both programs in detail and includes a chapter of example sed and awk scripts.This edition covers features of sed and awk that are mandated by the POSIX standard. This most notably affects awk, where POSIX standardized a new variable, CONVFMT, and new functions, toupper() and tolower(). The CONVFMT variable specifies the conversion format to use when converting numbers to strings (awk used to use OFMT for this purpose). The toupper() and tolower() functions each take a (presumably mixed case) string argument and return a new version of the string with all letters translated to the corresponding case.In addition, this edition covers GNU sed, newly available since the first edition. It also updates the first edition coverage of Bell Labs nawk and GNU awk (gawk), covers mawk, an additional freely available implementation of awk, and briefly discusses three commercial versions of awk, MKS awk, Thompson Automation awk (tawk), and Videosoft (VSAwk).

  • sed and awk Pocket Reference, 2nd Edition
    by Arnold Robbins
    ISBN 0596003528 (0-596-00352-8)
    Softcover, O'Reilly Media

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    For people who create and modify text files, sed and awk are power tools for editing. sed, awk, and regular expressions allow programmers and system administrators to automate editing tasks that need to be performed on one or more files, to simplify the task of performing the same edits on multiple files, and to write conversion programs.The sed & awk Pocket Reference is a companion volume to sed & awk, Second Edition, Unix in a Nutshell, Third Edition, and Effective awk Programming, Third Edition. This new edition has expanded coverage of gawk (GNU awk), and includes sections on:

    • An overview of sed and awk?s command line syntax
    • Alphabetical summaries of commands, including nawk and gawk
    • Profiling with pgawk
    • Coprocesses and sockets with gawk
    • Internationalization with gawk
    • A listing of resources for sed and awk users
    This small book is a handy reference guide to the information presented in the larger volumes. It presents a concise summary of regular expressions and pattern matching, and summaries of sed and awk.Arnold Robbins, an Atlanta native now happily living in Israel, is a professional programmer and technical author and coauthor of various O'Reilly Unix titles. He has been working with Unix systems since 1980, and currently maintains gawk and its documentation.

  • Unix in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition
    by Arnold Robbins
    ISBN 0596100299 (0-596-10029-9)
    Softcover, O'Reilly Media

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    As an open operating system, Unix can be improved on by anyone and everyone: individuals, companies, universities, and more. As a result, the very nature of Unix has been altered over the years by numerous extensions formulated in an assortment of versions. Today, Unix encompasses everything from Sun's Solaris to Apple's Mac OS X and more varieties of Linux than you can easily name.

    The latest edition of this bestselling reference brings Unix into the 21st century. It's been reworked to keep current with the broader state of Unix in today's world and highlight the strengths of this operating system in all its various flavors.

    Detailing all Unix commands and options, the informative guide provides generous descriptions and examples that put those commands in context. Here are some of the new features you'll find in Unix in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition:

    • Solaris 10, the latest version of the SVR4-based operating system, GNU/Linux, and Mac OS X
    • Bash shell (along with the 1988 and 1993 versions of ksh)
    • tsch shell (instead of the original Berkeley csh)
    • Package management programs, used for program installation on popular GNU/Linux systems, Solaris and Mac OS X
    • GNU Emacs Version 21
    • Introduction to source code management systems
    • Concurrent versions system
    • Subversion version control system
    • GDB debugger

    As Unix has progressed, certain commands that were once critical have fallen into disuse. To that end, the book has also dropped material that is no longer relevant, keeping it taut and current.

    If you're a Unix user or programmer, you'll recognize the value of this complete, up-to-date Unix reference. With chapter overviews, specific examples, and detailed command.

  • Unix in a Nutshell (In a Nutshell (O'Reilly))
    by Arnold Robbins
    ISBN 1600330401 (1-60033-040-1)
    Softcover, O'Reilly Media

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    As an open operating system, Unix can be improved on by anyone and everyone: individuals, companies, universities, and more. As a result, the very nature of Unix has been altered over the years by numerous extensions formulated in an assortment of versions. Today, Unix encompasses everything from Sun's Solaris to Apple's Mac OS X and more varieties of Linux than you can easily name.

    The latest edition of this bestselling reference brings Unix into the 21st century. It's been reworked to keep current with the broader state of Unix in today's world and highlight the strengths of this operating system in all its various flavors.

    Detailing all Unix commands and options, the informative guide provides generous descriptions and examples that put those commands in context. Here are some of the new features you'll find in "Unix in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition:

    Solaris 10, the latest version of the SVR4-based operating system, GNU/Linux, and Mac OS X

    Bash shell (along with the 1988 and 1993 versions of ksh)

    tsch shell (instead of the original Berkeley csh)

    Package management programs, used for program installation on popular GNU/Linux systems, Solaris and Mac OS X

    GNU Emacs Version 21

    Introduction to source code management systems

    Concurrent versions system

    Subversion version control system

    GDB debugger

    As Unix has progressed, certain commands that were once critical have fallen into disuse. To that end, the book has also dropped material that is no longer relevant, keeping it taut and current.

    If you're a Unix user or programmer, you'll recognize the value of this complete, up-to-date Unix reference. With chapter overviews, specific examples, and detailed command.

  • vi and Vim Editors Pocket Reference: Support for every text editing task
    by Arnold Robbins
    ISBN 1449392172 (1-4493-9217-2)
    Softcover, O'Reilly Media

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    Many Unix, Linux, and Mac OS X geeks enjoy using the powerful, platform-agnostic text editors vi and Vim, but there are far too many commands for anyone to remember. Author Arnold Robbins has chosen the most valuable commands for vi, Vim, and vi's main clonesvile, elvis, and nviand packed them into this easy-to-browse pocket reference. You'll find commands for all kinds of editing tasks, such as programming, modifying system files, and writing and marking up articles.

    This second edition includes:

    • Command-line options
    • vi commands and set options
    • Input mode shortcuts
    • Substitution and regular expressions
    • ex commands and options
    • Initialization and recovery
    • Enhanced tags and tag stacks
    • A greatly expanded section on Vim commands and options
    • Additional features in vile, elvis, and nvi
    • Internet resources for vi
    • A full index

    More editions of vi and Vim Editors Pocket Reference: Support for every text editing task:

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