By Douglas W. Topham

A method V advisor to UNIX and XENIX takes the amateur reader during the positive factors of the UNIX process step by step with no jargon and assumptions in regards to the reader's technical wisdom present in related books. With its transparent motives, a variety of examles, and simple association, this ebook appeals to many non-technical humans simply commencing to paintings with UNIX, in addition to engineers and programmers with previous adventure. someone who reads this e-book will how you can use the positive aspects of UNIX, and the way to switch and customise these beneficial properties. it's geared up in the sort of approach that it leads the reader from the UNIX fundamentals to the extra advanced and robust recommendations reminiscent of shell-programming and networking. even supposing the booklet is written as advent and reference for the UNIX person, it might rather well be used as a textbook in undergraduate laptop technological know-how or laptop engineering courses.

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Identify yourself. 2. Getting Started with UNIX 13 o In the space after the "login" prompt, type your system identifier (or user name) and press (RETURN). o UNIX will probably respond by asking for your password: login: robin Password: 3. Enter your secret password. o In the space after the "Password" prompt, type your password (which will not appear on the screen) and press (RETURN). o After a brief pause, you will see something like this: login: robin Password: Last login: Tue Jan 15 08:17:26 on tty03 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * We1come to UNI X System V January 1990 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * $ Congratulations!

EDITING A COMMAND LINE To begin a process under UNIX, type a command li ne and press (RETURN). The command line may contain either just the command by itself or the 24 Summary command plus modifiers. To erase a single character on a command line, use CCTRL-H) (or possibly CBACKSPACE »). To erase an entire command line and start over again, use the at-sign (@) for UNIX or CCTRL-U) for XENIX. To restore the shell prompt after running a process, press CDEU (or (CTRL-C »). PROCESS CONTROL To run a process in the background, type an ampersand (&) at the end of the command line.

O After a brief pause, you will see something like this: login: robin Password: Last login: Tue Jan 15 08:17:26 on tty03 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * We1come to UNI X System V January 1990 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * $ Congratulations! You have just successfully logged in. The dollar sign ( $), percent sign (%), or other symbol in front of the cursor is called the UNIX shell prompt. Later in the book, we'll explain why it has that name. We'll also show you how you can change it to something else.

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