The Unix Workbench

by Sean Kross

DescriptionTable of ContentsDetailsHashtagsReport an issue

Book Description

Learning the command line can be a difficult and intimidating task, but this book is designed to be your lighthouse in the modern computational storm. Unix is a 40 year old operating system that powers the internet, your phone, and the latest scientific research. This book aims to be a gateway to the world of computer programming, providing you with a set of tools that will allow you to scale your ideas. Even if you have no prior programming experience The Unix Workbench can help you build a solid foundation which you can use to build the next great business, discover a new innovation, or choreograph a ovation-inducing ballet.

This book begins by helping you get access to Unix, followed by an introduction to how you can use the command line to navigate your computer just like you normally would with your mouse and keyboard. We will then discuss more advanced topics including how to do complex searches with regular expressions, how to configure your programming environment, and how to connect multiple programs together. We'll continue with an introduction to programming in the Bash language so you can write your own programs for Unix. Finally we'll discuss how you can share your code with Git and GitHub, and we'll explore how you can set up your own cloud computer for free.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download The Unix Workbench ebook for free in PDF format (4.7 MB).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Introduction
 
Chapter 2
What is Unix?
 
Chapter 3
Getting Unix
 
Chapter 4
Command Line Basics
 
Chapter 5
Working with Unix
 
Chapter 6
Bash Programming
 
Chapter 7
Git and GitHub
 
Chapter 8
Nephology
 
Chapter 9
Start Building
 

Book Details

Subject
Computer Science
Publisher
Leanpub
Published
2017
Pages
249
Edition
1
Language
English
PDF Size
4.7 MB
License
CC BY

Book Hashtags

Related Books

Bioinformatics for Evolutionary Biologists
This self-contained textbook covers fundamental aspects of sequence analysis in evolutionary biology, including sequence alignment, phylogeny reconstruction, and coalescent simulation. It addresses these aspects through a series of over 400 computer problems, ranging from elementary to research level to enable learning by doing. Students solve the ...
Fundamentals of C++ Programming
Bjarne Stroustrup of AT&T Bell Labs created C++ in the mid 1980s. C++ is an extension of the programming language C, a product of AT&T Bell Labs from the early 1970s. C was developed to write the Unix operating system, and C is widely used for systems-level software and embedded systems development. C++ initially provided object-oriented...
Social Theory of Fear
In the current crisis of the capitalist world system, elites promote fear of crime and terrorism to keep and expand their privileges and control the masses. This book offers an analysis of the crisis and strategies for rebellion....
A Poetics of Plot for the Twenty-First Century
Story, in the largest sense of the term, is arguably the single most important aspect of narrative. But with the proliferation of antimimetic writing, traditional narrative theory has been inadequate for conceptualizing and theorizing a vast body of innovative narratives. In A Poetics of Plot for the Twenty-First Century: Theorizing Unruly Narrativ...
Humanities World Report 2015
The first of its kind, this Open Report is a first step in assessing the state of the humanities worldwide. Based on an extensive literature review and enlightening interviews the book discusses the value of the humanities, the nature of humanities research and the relation between humanities and politics, amongst other issues....
Knowledge and Action
This volume explores interdependencies between knowledge, action, and space from different interdisciplinary perspectives. Some of the contributors discuss knowledge as a social construct based on collective action, while others look at knowledge as an individual capacity for action. The chapters contain theoretical frameworks as well as experiment...