Get to grips with the exciting features and contents of Linux using Packt's new book and eBook

November 2013 | Cookbooks, Linux Servers

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Linux Utilities Cookbook, a practical guide which offers organized learning through recipes and step-by-step instructions. This book is available now in print, eBook, Kindle, and select library formats. The print book is 224 pages long and is competitively priced at $44.99, whilst the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $22.94

About the author:
James Kent Lewis has been in the computer industry for over 30 years. He started out using DOS and AIX before moving on to OS/2. Linux is now his operating system of choice. In the past, Jim has worked for several companies, including IBM, Texas Instruments, Tandem, Raytheon, Hewlett-Packard, and others. Most of these positions dealt with low-level device drivers and operating system internals. In his spare time, he likes to create video games in Java. Jim has written articles for IBM Developer Works and has one patent.

Linux is a Unix-like and POSIX-compliant computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open source software development and distribution. It has been around for many years, however most people still don't know what it can do and the ways it is superior to other operating systems.

Presenting solutions to the most common Linux problems in a clear and concise way, this helpful guide starts by spicing up terminal sessions with command retrieval, line editing, and shell prompt variables. You will then get to know the different desktops (GUIs) available for Linux systems and which is the best fit for you.

You will then explore the world of managing files and directories, connectivity, and what to do when things go wrong. You will also learn a range of skills, from creating and managing user accounts to securing your system, managing and limiting processes, and letting information flow from one process to another using pipes. Later, you will also master disk management and how to work with scripts and automate tasks quickly. Finally, you will also understand the need for a custom kernel and be given tips on how to build one.

The book is designed so that you can pinpoint exactly what you need, when you need it.

Following are the chapters covered in this book:

Chapter 1: Using the Terminal / Command Line
Chapter 2: The Desktop
Chapter 3: Files and Directories
Chapter 4: Networking and the Internet
Chapter 5: Permissions, Access, and Security
Chapter 6: Processes
Chapter 7: Disks and Partitioning
Chapter 8: Working with Scripts
Chapter 9: Automating Tasks Using Cron
Chapter 10: The Kernel

Packt Publishing has also released and is due to publish the following other Linux-based books:

• Kali Linux Cookbook (Published)
• Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux (Published)
• Kali Linux: Assuring Security By Penetration Testing (Expected)

All Linux books are published by Packt Enterprise. Packt Enterprise is a publishing division of Packt Publishing designed to serve the information needs of IT professionals in the Enterprise space. Packt Enterprise also publishes on IBM, Microsoft, Citrix, Oracle, Java, Amazon, Google, and SAP technologies.

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