PSCU: Changing your direction, Maximizing UNIX requires mastering small commands.Dec 26, 1999, 18:50 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Foster-Johnson)
"The designers of UNIX built the operating system from many small commands. To get the most from UNIX, it's essential that you learn these commands and how they work together."
"The key to working on UNIX systems is to understand-and take advantage of-the underlying UNIX philosophy. Once you learn this, you'll find that you can more easily work on UNIX systems, and can more easily pick up new commands and techniques. This is because the UNIX philosophy permeates most of the operating system...."
"The UNIX command line, or shell, provides a number of ways to link commands together, either as a convenience or to make a new, more powerful command from smaller pieces. UNIX achieves this by redirecting input and output."