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Table Of Contents

1.Why this guide?
2.Who should read this book?
4.Revision History
Revision History of the The Introduction to Linux: A beginners guide
Revision History of the original work:
5.Contributions
5.1.From the original author
•From linux4biz.net
6.Feedback
7.Copyright information
8.What do you need?
9.Conventions used in this document
Table 1. Typographic and usage conventions
10.Organization of this document
1.What is Linux?
1.1.History
1.1.1.UNIX
1.1.2.Linus and Linux
1.1.3.Current application of Linux systems
1.2.The user interface
1.2.2.Linux for non-experienced users
1.3.Does Linux have a future?
1.3.1.Open Source
1.3.2.Ten years of experience at your service
1.4.Properties of Linux
1.4.1.Linux Pros
1.4.2.Linux Cons
1.5.Linux Flavors
1.5.1.Linux and GNU
1.5.2.GNU/Linux
1.5.3.Which distribution should I install?
2.1.2.2.KDE desktop
2.2.Desktop Applications
2.2.1.Office Applications
2.2.2.Internet
2.2.3.Multimedia
2.2.4.Graphics
2.2.5.System management
2.2.6.File Browser
3.Quickstart
3.1.Logging in, activating the user interface and logging out
3.1.1.Introduction
3.1.2.Graphical mode
3.1.3.Text mode
3.2.Absolute basics
3.2.1.The commands
3.2.2.General remarks
3.2.3.Using Bash features
3.3.Getting help
3.3.1.Be warned
3.3.2.The man pages
3.3.3.More info
3.4.Summary
3.5.Exercises
3.5.1.Connecting and disconnecting
3.5.2.Passwords
3.5.3.Directories
3.5.4.Files
3.5.5.Getting help
4.About files and the file system
4.1.General overview of the Linux file system
4.1.1.Files
4.2.Orientation in the file system
4.2.1.The path
4.2.3.The most important files and directories
4.2.5.The most important configuration files
4.2.6.The most common devices
4.2.7.The most common variable files
4.3.Manipulating files
4.3.1.Viewing file properties
4.3.2.Creating and deleting files and directories
4.3.3.Finding files
4.3.4.More ways to view file content
4.3.5.Linking files
4.4.File security
4.4.1.Access rights: Linux's first line of defense
4.4.2.The tools
4.5.Summary
4.6.Exercises
4.6.1.Partitions
4.6.2.Paths
4.6.3.Tour of the system
4.6.4.Manipulating files
4.6.5.File permissions
5.Processes
5.1.Processes inside out
5.1.1.Multi-user and multi-tasking
5.1.2.Process types
5.1.3.Process attributes
5.1.4.Displaying process information
5.1.5.Life and death of a process
5.1.6.SUID and SGID
5.2.Managing processes
5.2.1.Work for the system admin
5.2.2.How long does it take?
5.2.3.Performance
5.2.4.Load
5.2.5.Can I do anything as a user?
5.3.Scheduling processes
5.3.1.Use that idle time!
5.3.2.The sleep command
5.3.3.The at command
5.3.4.Cron and crontab
5.4.Summary
5.5.Exercises
5.5.1.General
5.5.2.Booting, init etc
5.5.3.Scheduling
6.I/O redirection
6.1.2.The redirection operators
6.2.1.Use of file descriptors
6.2.2.Examples
6.3.Filters
6.3.1.More about grep
6.3.2.Filtering output
6.4.Summary
6.5.Exercises
7. Text editors - VI
7.1.Text editors
7.1.1.Why should I use an editor?
7.1.2.Which editor should I use?
7.2.Using the Vim editor
7.2.1.Two modes
7.2.2.Basic commands
7.2.2.3.Commands that switch the editor to insert mode
7.2.3.The easy way
7.3.Summary
7.4.Exercises
8.Networking Basics
8.1.Networking Overview
8.1.1.Networking protocols
8.1.2.Miscellaneous protocols
8.2.Network configuration and information
8.2.1.Configuration of local network interfaces
8.2.2.Configuring local network interfaces using a GUI
Appendix A. Installing Suse Linux Enterprise 10
Appendix B. Where to go from here?
B1. Useful Books
B1.1. General Linux
B.1.2. Editors
B.1.3. Shells
B.1.4. Networking
Appendix C. DOS versus Linux commands
D.2. APPLICABILITY AND DEFINITIONS
D.3. VERBATIM COPYING
D.4. COPYING IN QUANTITY
D.5. MODIFICATIONS
D.6. COMBINING DOCUMENTS
D.7. COLLECTIONS OF DOCUMENTS
D.8. AGGREGATION WITH INDEPENDENT WORKS
D.9. TRANSLATION
D.10. TERMINATION
D.11. FUTURE REVISIONS OF THIS LICENSE
D.12. ADDENDUM: How to use this License for your documents
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