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UnixWorld: Getting the Most From Your Shell

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

"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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