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By Douglas W. Topham

A process V advisor to UNIX and XENIX takes the beginner reader throughout the beneficial properties of the UNIX approach step by step with out jargon and assumptions concerning the reader's technical wisdom present in related books. With its transparent motives, a variety of examles, and simple association, this ebook appeals to many non-technical humans simply commencing to paintings with UNIX, in addition to engineers and programmers with previous event. a person who reads this ebook will methods to use the good points of UNIX, and the way to switch and customise these positive aspects. it's equipped in one of these approach that it leads the reader from the UNIX fundamentals to the extra advanced and strong innovations akin to shell-programming and networking. even if the e-book is written as advent and reference for the UNIX person, it may possibly rather well be used as a textbook in undergraduate machine technological know-how or computing device engineering courses.

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To carry out any action under UNIX, you have to execute a command (type a command line and press (RETURN»). In the case of the date command, the four letters date make up the entire command line. In the case of the who command, the three letters who make up an entire command line. Although these two command lines required nothing more than the name of the command, many other commands require additional information about the command's options and any files to be processed by the command. Such information, if required, follows the command's name on the command line.

This will give you a description of the command and all of its options. ho VISUAL SRELL (XENIX ONLY) vsh For XENIX users, the visual shell offers aseries of screen displays to help you get started with the basic features of the system quickly and easily. To see the first display, type vsh and press (RETURN). Then the following prompt will appear at the lower left-hand corner of the screen: COMMAND: Copy Delete Edit Help Mail Name Options Print Quit Run View Window Select option or type command letter Use the left and right arrow keys (+-- and -+) to select a file; use the space bar, (TAB) key, or the first letter of the command to select a command; then press (RETURN) twice to execute the command using the file that you selected.

2. Getting Started with UNIX 13 o In the space after the "login" prompt, type your system identifier (or user name) and press (RETURN). o UNIX will probably respond by asking for your password: login: robin Password: 3. Enter your secret password. o In the space after the "Password" prompt, type your password (which will not appear on the screen) and press (RETURN). o After a brief pause, you will see something like this: login: robin Password: Last login: Tue Jan 15 08:17:26 on tty03 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * We1come to UNI X System V January 1990 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * $ Congratulations!

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