Computer Book

In: Computers and Technology

Submitted By haibro3000
Words 100185
Pages 401
The Linux Command Line
Second Internet Edition

William E. Shotts, Jr.

A Book

Copyright ©2008-2013, William E. Shotts, Jr.

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. To view a copy of this license, visit the link above or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA. Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners. This book is part of the project, a site for Linux education and advocacy devoted to helping users of legacy operating systems migrate into the future. You may contact the project at This book is also available in printed form, published by No Starch Press and may be purchased wherever fine books are sold. No Starch Press also offers this book in electronic formats for most popular e-readers: Release History Version 13.07 09.12 09.11 09.10 Date July 6, 2013 December 14, 2009 November 19, 2009 October 3, 2009 Description Second Internet Edition. First Internet Edition. Fourth draft with almost all reviewer feedback incorporated and edited through chapter 37. Third draft with revised table formatting, partial application of reviewers feedback and edited through chapter 18. Second draft incorporating the first editing pass. Completed first draft.

09.08 09.07

August 12, 2009 July 18, 2009

Table of Contents
Why Use The Command Line?.....................................................................................xvi What This Book Is…...

Similar Documents


...My 1st Online Computer Class As of logging into, I was stopped by a login screen. After I registered and choose my book and created my password. I was directed into a page where I could view each chapter overview with interactive activities such as online videos. I am a more computer savvy person others maybe visual learners, so there are crossword puzzles to familiarize me with key terms. There were really many options to familiarize myself with my book and course content podcasts student edition labs that’s just the interactive activities. I could also test myself with key terms matching, perform exercises, and self-quiz myself. .If I am not by or with my book I can use the online study guides, web guides, even learn what computer would be best suited for me depicting on my personal needs. Even if I am not familiar with computer language which can be very confusing at times, I can view it in the online glossary. The possibilities are almost endless and knowing this there is no way or excuse to not be familiar with your course. If serious about school and technology I would advise never to be too far from your book or the internet seeing one can now access content on a web enabled smart phone. It’s a new way to learning. Attending an online school was a real plus for me in more than one way. When I experienced car troubles I did not stress about getting to class physically. Financially online courses save me on transportation costs. My car......

Words: 300 - Pages: 2


...Seminar in Academic Inquiry: Banned Books LST 100-05 Nicolette Ford Fall, 2012 “I attest that I have not consulted my notes nor used any electronic resources except for my word processor in the completion of this exam.” 1. Select one of the texts that we have discussed in class, and identify one or two elements of it that would cause it to be challenged in schools and libraries. Then, argue whether those elements justify banning. In the book Fahrenheit 451, there are many elements that would be considered inappropriate for schools and libraries. Some of these elements include violent behavior. For example, when the firemen burn the woman and her books, while the woman is still alive. Many people think this is gruesome and unnecessary. In my opinion, it makes the book that much stronger. The element of violence in this book does not justify banning. I believe the book holds such a strong meaning and banning it for something that only makes it stronger is ridiculous. 2. Select one of the texts that we have discussed in class, and identify one or two elements of it that would cause it to be challenged on religious grounds. Then, argue whether those elements justify banning. One of the texts that we have discussed in class is The Handmaid’s Tale. I think this is a good example of a book being challenged on religious grounds for many reasons. In the novel we are put into this world where woman have no rights, we learn that this world began by...

Words: 833 - Pages: 4


...Couldn’t Do Failures of Behaviorism to Account for Human Behavior The Computer Metaphor and Information Processing The Behaviorist Response Abstract Constructs in Other Fields So What, Finally, Is the Cognitive Perspective? ISBN: 0-536-25527-X Cognition: The Thinking Animal, Third Edition, by Daniel T. Willingham. Published by Pearson Prentice Hall. Copyright © 2007 by Pearson Education, Inc. 2 Chapter 1 Have you ever wondered how we see or how we remember things? Have you ever contemplated the strange nature of attention? I didn’t think so. Most of the people I know do contemplate how the mind works, but only when their mind lets them down. They contemplate memory (“Why can’t I find my keys?”), attention (“I want to find my keys, so why can’t I concentrate?”), and vision (“How could I not see my keys when they were right in front of me the whole time?”). Questions such as “How does vision work?” seem somewhat interesting, but no more interesting than thousands of other questions. It’s like someone asking you whether you want to know about the history of guitar making. “I don’t know; maybe. Is it interesting?” Truthfully, “How does vision work?” is a bad question because it’s too general. In cognitive psychology, as in most fields, the devil is in the details, but that’s where the fun is, too. Vision, attention, and memory become interesting only when you pose more specific questions about them. This book poses questions about the mind and describes the......

Words: 15470 - Pages: 62


...Computers in Our World Our world is constantly evolving. The only thing in life that is constant is change, and Computers are no different. Even though computers have only existed in the last seventy years, many believe computers have changed the world more than any other technological advance. Over the past seventy years, computers have made a quick evolution into our world with several major advancements. Just as with all things, however, there was a beginning to the computer generation. Computers were invented to solve “complex mathematical problems using calculators within a computer(De la Bedoyere,1). Computers now can do anything within a large box. A desktop computer has many external parts joined together. A computer consist of a mother board,the motherboard controls and processes what is typed and clicked and programs running. The middle of the motherboard consist of all the work being processed. Including work and data which is sent through the motherboard to the Central Processor unit (CPU). The computer has to hold memory also to save things within computers. The Ram is a major component in saving information but only works when the computer, is running. The reason a Ram is used is to save and store information,so that when it is being worked on it wont be erased. A Computer also has external and internal drives that can read information. When the computer came out for personal use, it made it better for communication possibilities(ceruzzi,6,7) 1939 was an......

Words: 1404 - Pages: 6


...Educational Needs 137 PA RT I I Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Learning and Motivation Learning and Cognitive Processes 179 Knowledge Construction 217 Complex Cognitive Processes 249 Behaviorist Views of Learning 285 Social Cognitive Views of Learning 323 Motivation and Affect 361 PA RT I I I Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Classroom Strategies Instructional Strategies 413 Creating a Productive Learning Environment 459 Classroom Assessment Strategies 503 Summarizing Students’ Achievement and Abilities 553 Appendix A: Describing Associations with Correlation Coefficients A-1 ISBN 0-558-65860-1 Appendix B: Determining Reliability and Predictive Validity B-1 Appendix C: Matching Book and MyEducationLab Content to the Praxis® Principles of Learning and Teaching Tests C-1 iv Educational Psychology: Developing Learners, Seventh Edition, by Jeanne Ellis Ormrod. Published by Allyn & Bacon. Copyright © 2011 by Pearson Education, Inc. Contents Preface x Special Topics xix Chapter 1 1 Vygotsky’s Basic Assumptions 39 ● Critiquing Vygotsky’s Theory 42 ● Considering Diversity from the Perspective of Vygotsky’s Theory 43 ● Contemporary Extensions and Applications of Vygotsky’s Theory 44 Teaching and Educational Psychology 1 CASE STUDY: Picture Yourself Language Development 49 Teaching as Evidence-Based Practice 2 Understanding Research 4 Quantitative Research 5 ● Qualitative Research 7 ●......

Words: 101358 - Pages: 406


...The book has no place in modern society. Discuss. Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors. A book is a written or printed work that has its pages sewed or glued to one another. The book has been around for years in its present printed form, advancing along with new innovations in today’s modern society, the book may have been partially replaced by the internet but it would be too extreme to say that the book has no place in modern society. Its distinctive and tangible touch is impossible to be substituted for. Thus, I feel that the book still has a place in modern society. The book still has a place in today’s modern society as today’s society is a knowledge-based one, knowledge is key to success. Books are pivotal to imparting knowledge and skills to the masses, especially to students in school. We cannot neglect the fact that the book is still the bread and butter of our lives. An example of a book that develops our skills and knowledge is the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, which has sold over twenty million copies worldwide. The remarkable sales figures just demonstrates the importance of the book in modern society, be it for entertainment or personal upgrade. They are the very core driving force of passing down present-day human knowledge. Some may argue that modern day innovations such as e-books serve the same function as well, however......

Words: 1001 - Pages: 5


...Phys. 128, 024365 (2012). Copyright 2012 AIP Publishing. | X. TABLES Separate tables (numbered with Roman numerals in the order of their appearance in the text) should be used for all tabular material. Tables must be embedded in the article file, not uploaded like figure files. The structure should be clear. Use simple column headings and include units of measure. Table captions are positioned above the table and should be styled as “TABLE I. This is a table caption.” A caption should make its table intelligible without reference to the text. Capitalize the first word in the table headings and subheadings. References within tables are designated by lowercase Roman letter superscripts and given at the end of the table. Unaltered computer output and notation should be uploaded as supplemental files. See Table II for an example of correct table styling. TABLE II. Bond distances for alkene molecules (atomic units). No. Ca | RI,I+1b | SRI,I+1c | RI−1,I+RI,I+1 | SRI−1,I+RI,I+1 | 2 | 2.5255 | … | … | … | 4 | 2.6175 | 0.123 | 5.306 | … | 6 | 2.6314 | 0.0999 | 5.3025 | 0.0112 | 8 | 2.6368 | 0.0876 | 5.3009 | 0.0111 | 10 | 2.6396 | 0.0795 | 5.2999 | 0.0106 | 14 | 2.6424 | 0.0689 | 5.2989 | 0.0096 | 18 | 2.6437 | 0.0623 | 5.2982 | 0.0088 | 22 | 2.6443 | 0.0573 | 5.2973 | 0.008 | 26 | 2.6448 | 0.0536 | 5.2968 | 0.0074 | aC is the number of carbon atoms. bRI,I+1 is the distance between two neighboring carbon atoms, while ‹RI,I+1› is the average of......

Words: 4042 - Pages: 17


...resources. Using an eBook with Connect Plus gives your students a complete digital solution that allows them to access their materials from any computer. Lecture Capture Make your classes available anytime, anywhere. With simple, one-click recording, students can search for a word or phrase and be taken to the exact place in your lecture that they need to review. Fundamentals of Cost Accounting 4e William N. Lanen University of Michigan Shannon W. Anderson University of California at Davis Michael W. Maher University of California at Davis FUNDAMENTALS OF COST ACCOUNTING, FOURTH EDITION Published by McGraw-Hill/Irwin, a business unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10020. Copyright © 2014 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. Previous editions © 2011, 2008, and 2006. No part of this publication may be reproduced or distributed in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior written consent of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., including, but not limited to, in any network or other electronic storage or transmission, or broadcast for distance learning. Some ancillaries, including electronic and print components, may not be available to customers outside the United States. This book is printed on acid-free paper. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 DOW/DOW 1 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 ISBN MHID 978-0-07-802552-5 0-07-802552-4 Senior......

Words: 233973 - Pages: 936


...for damages. The author has asserted her right to be identified as the author of this work in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. First edition 1999 Second edition 2003 Published by PALGRAVE MACMILLAN Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 6XS and 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010 Companies and representatives throughout the world PALGRAVE MACMILLAN is the global academic imprint of the Palgrave Macmillan division of St. Martin’s Press, LLC and of Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. Macmillan® is a registered trademark in the United States, United Kingdom and other countries. Palgrave is a registered trademark in the European Union and other countries. ISBN 1-4039-1135-5 A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. This book is printed on paper suitable for recycling and made from fully managed and sustained forest sources. 10 9 12 11 8 7 10 09 6 08 5 07 4 06 3 2 1 05 04 03 Acknowledgements The author would like to thank the following: TMP Worldwide Research, 32 Aybrook Street, London W1M 3JL (tel. 0171 872 1500), for permission to reproduce their data on ‘soft skills’ and employment. Lynn Chiswick, for her full encouragement and support for Skills for Success when all I had to show her were a few pencil-and-paper sketches and a lot of enthusiasm. Robert Simpson, Pam Dixon and David Gosling for helpful comments on the first edition of the Handbook. The many lecturers at UEL who used Skills for Success and the other materials......

Words: 19814 - Pages: 80


...рассказу «W.S.» by L.P. Heartley, Unit 3. Специально подобраны ситуации для ролевых игр, совпадающие по тематике с разделами учебника, а также методические рекомендации студентам, готовящимся к проведению микроуроков (автор И.Н. Верещагина). Авторы ESSENTIAL COURSE Unit One text From: DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE By R. Gordon Richard Gordon was born in 1921. He has been an anaesthetist at St. Bartholomew's Hospital,1 a ship's surgeon and an assistant editor of the British Medical Journal. He left medical practice in 1952 and started writing his "Doctor" series. "Doctor in the House" is one of Gordon's twelve "Doctor" books and is noted for witty description of a medical student's years of professional training. To a medical student the final examinations are something like death: an unpleasant inevitability to be faced sooner or later, one's state after which is determined by care spent in preparing for the event. An examination is nothing more than an investigation of a man's knowledge, conducted in a way that the authorities have found the most fair and convenient to both sides. But the medical student cannot see it in this light. Examinations touch off his fighting spirit; they are a straight contest between himself and the examiners, conducted on well-established rules for both, and he goes at them like a prize-fighter. There is......

Words: 113872 - Pages: 456

Computer vs. Books

...Luiz Teles Computers vs. Books In the 21st century, the population nowadays is dependent on computers to do everything. The people can’t live without their smartphones or social networks; everybody is connected in some way to the high technology of the 21st century. We need in some way use the computers, for everything that we do; for example, to search something, write a paper or buy things. People are starting to forget the real pleasures of the real life. This you will never find on your computer screen. They need to remember the roots of where things started. For example, one polemic topic that is discussed nowadays is “Will computers completely replace books?” I will start this discussion with a fact, the fact that books have existed for thousands of years. Do you think that some writers or fans of books will let the history of books die? In my opinion, I don’t think so. Writers will still publish their work as books. They sell their books on the internet, but I am pretty sure that they know the essence of writing; A good story, with chapters and pages that we can flip is only possible in a real book. Books have been generating lots of money; the commerce will never stop. Libraries, book stores, schools, and other kinds of shops that use magazines or books for entertainment will never supply tablets for every person who wants to read something or just to flip the pages to waste some time while waiting for something, like in the spa or in line for a......

Words: 592 - Pages: 3


...around long before computers, polygons, and even the discovery of electricity. It is these basic principles of game design that we cover in this book—design distilled down to its basic essence. Not surprisingly, many of today’s greatest game designers got their start playing and designing non-digital games, and some still use paper prototyping in their present-day designs. When thinking of game design, think in terms of the board game Go, a Chinese game thousands of years old (see Figure 1.2). It requires no computer programming or polygon models to play. Yet its rules, simple as they are, allow for a depth of strategy so great that it is still played heavily today. While many of the games enjoyed today may not be as popular as Go a thousand years from now, there is no reason why such a game could not be created. FIGURE 1.2 Go board. Image from the Wikipedia Commons Chapter 1 The Basics T YPES OF 5 D ESIGN Just as there are many types of games, there are many types of game design, too. World design is the creation of the overall backstory, setting, and theme of the game. While it’s generally performed by the lead or sole designer, it often determines the scope of the other design tasks listed below. System design is the creation of rules and underlying mathematical patterns in a game. This is the only game design task that is common to all games, because all games have rules. Therefore, most of the challenges in this book involve system......

Words: 111961 - Pages: 448


...person who reads has had a chance to do each of them, and lots more, because when you read a book, you don’t just read it, you live it, you imagine yourself as the character of the book, you see yourself dealing with every situation that the character deals with and THAT EXACTLY is the magic of reading. Kristin Martz once said, “We lose ourselves in books. We find ourselves there too.” Now, the first question that might pop into your head is, “Why should I lose myself in a book when I can easily lose myself in my phone or computer?” The answer is that you might be able to lose yourself in your gadget but you won’t find yourself there. Books can make you imagine so much more, they can enhance your vocabulary, develop your personality and most important they can make you gizmos. Books think out of the little box which you are confined to because of your gadgets and will not only help you with your linguistic abilities but also with your communication skills. Conversations will always be interesting if you can talk well and that can only happen if you are well read. Books have a way to speak to you, in ways no one and nothing else can. They are the best remedy to boredom, to escape reality, to live a life which will be way more than interesting than your own. So, today, on the occasion of the world book day, I want to take the opportunity to urge all of you to just simply read. Go grab a book and lose yourself to it and I can vouch for it that exactly where you lost yourself,......

Words: 435 - Pages: 2


... Brand Failures Matt Haig Kogan Page Brand Failures Praise for Brand Failures. . . “You learn more from failure than you can from success. Matt Haig’s new book is a goldmine of helpful how-not-to advice, which you ignore at your own peril.” Laura Ries, President, Ries & Ries, marketing strategists, and bestselling co-author of The Fall of Advertising and the Rise of PR and The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding “Every marketer will read this with both pleasure and profit. But the lessons are deadly serious, back to basics: real consumer benefits, value, execution. Read it, enjoy it, learn from it.” Patrick Barwise, Professor of Management and Marketing, London Business School “Business books that manage to grab your attention, entertain you, and provide you with great advice, all at the same time, should be read immediately. This is one of those books. If you want to avoid being in the next edition of this book, you had better read it.” Peter Cheverton, CEO, Insight Marketing & People, and author of Key Marketing Skills “I thought the book was terrific. Brings together the business lessons from all the infamous brand disasters from the Ford Edsel and New Coke to today’s Andersen and Enron. A must-buy for marketers.” Peter Doyle, Professor of Marketing & Strategic Management, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick “Brand Failures is a treasure trove of information and insights. I’ll be consulting it regularly! ” Sicco van Gelder, CEO,......

Words: 77097 - Pages: 309


...Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American students who plan to enroll full-time in a two-year or four-year college or university program. For more details, visit Copyright © 2016 All Rights Reserved.  This ebook is the personal copy of Corketa Martin ( #3 - Tom Joyner Foundation "Full Ride" Scholarship: The Tom Joyner Foundation "Full Ride" Scholarship awards a full scholarship to one student to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). The scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with high academic records. For more details, visit #4 – Microsoft STEM Scholarship Program: Microsoft Scholarship Program is for students who are pursuing studies in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Most of the scholarships will be awarded to female students, underrepresented minority students (AfricanAmerican, Hispanic or Native American) or students with disabilities. For more details, visit #5 – Dell Scholar Program: The Dell Scholars Program recognizes students who have overcome significant obstacles to pursue their educations, and are now serving as positive role models in their communities. All applicants must have at least a 2.4 GPA, must be able to demonstrate a need for financial Copyright © 2016 All Rights Reserved.  This ebook is the personal copy of Corketa Martin......

Words: 11022 - Pages: 45