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UNIX Tutorial for Beginners

If you are new to this amazing operating system and don’t know where to start here you can find the most relevant topic you need to know to enjoy your gameshell.

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Introduction to the UNIX Operating System

  • What is UNIX?
  • Files and processes
  • The Directory Structure
  • Starting an UNIX terminal

Tutorial One

  • Listing files and directories
  • Making Directories
  • Changing to a different Directory
  • The directories . and …
  • Pathnames
  • More about home directories and pathnames

Tutorial Two

  • Copying Files
  • Moving Files
  • Removing Files and directories
  • Displaying the contents of a file on the screen
  • Searching the contents of a file

Tutorial Three

  • Redirection
  • Redirecting the Output
  • Redirecting the Input
  • Pipes

Tutorial Four

  • Wildcards
  • Filename Conventions
  • Getting Help

Tutorial Five

  • File system security (access rights)
  • Changing access rights
  • Processes and Jobs
  • Listing suspended and background processes
  • Killing a process

Tutorial Six

  • Other Useful UNIX commands

Tutorial Seven

  • Compiling UNIX software packages
  • Download source code
  • Extracting source code
  • Configuring and creating the Makefile
  • Building the package
  • Running the software
  • Stripping unnecessary code

Tutorial Eight

  • UNIX variables
  • Environment variables
  • Shell variables
  • Using and setting variables
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