The Unix operating system is the basis for some of today's most-used platforms, including Mac OS X and Linux. This book covers Unix basics for these as well as the more commonly recognized Sun Solaris and BSD.
First, you will learn Unix terminology, core concepts, methodology, and how to log in and out. You'll progress to customizing your work environment and learning commands. Then you'll be ready to learn to manage processes, handle security, automate tasks with shell scripting in Perl, install Unix programs, and back up your data.