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UnixWorld: Getting the Most From Your Shell

Apr 12, 1999, 11:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Dunne)

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"Everyone uses it, but do they know how to use it to best advantage? I'm talking about the Unix shell. No matter whether you log in to a super-duper latest-thing X desktop or with a Wyse 30 over a slow modem connection, you will most likely at some point be using the shell. This article looks at how you can get the most from it."

  • Introduction
  • All Those Dot Files
  • Environment Variables
  • Aliases
  • Functions
  • Options
  • Start-up Commands
  • The Command Lne
  • Resources
  • Conclusion

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