Hack 12 Introduction

Now that you're a bit more comfortable with the Unix environment, it's time to tackle some commands. It's funny how some of the most useful commands on a Unix system have gained themselves a reputation for being user-unfriendly. Do find, grep, sed, tr, or mount make you shudder? If not, remember that you still have novice users who are intimidated by and therefore aren't gaining the full potential of these commands.

This chapter also addresses some useful filesystem manipulations. Have you ever inadvertently blown away a portion of your directory structure? Would you like to manipulate /tmp or your swap partition? Do your Unix systems need to play nicely with Microsoft systems? Might you consider ghosting your BSD system? If so, this chapter is for you.

BSD Hacks
BSD Hacks
ISBN: 0596006799
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 160
Authors: Lavigne

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