06: Linux Shell Handbook / Dec 2009
Cover Theme: Linux Shell Handbook
DVD: Knoppix 6.2: The World's Greatest Live Distro
KNOW-HOW: Introducing BashWorking at the command line
Beyond all the splash screens, screen savers, and vivid rock-star wallpaper is the simple yet powerful Bash shell.
KNOW-HOW: File ManagementLearning file management commands
We give you an overview of commands for moving, editing, compressing, and generally manipulating files.
COVER STORY: Text Manipulation ToolsText processing and filtering
Enjoy a crash course on some of the text-processing and -filtering capabilities found in Linux.
COVER STORY: Configuring FilesystemsConfiguring filesystems with mkfs, df, du, and fsck
Although most Linux distributions today have simple-to-use graphical interfaces for setting up and managing filesystems, knowing how to perform those tasks from the command line is a valuable skill. We’ll show you how to configure and manage filesystems with mkfs, df, du, and fsck.
KNOW-HOW: YumYummy yummy Yum
The RPM package manager Yum has its own advantages over other tools.
KNOW-HOW: SSH ToolSecure connections with SSH
Whether you need an encrypted tunnel between multiple PCs or graphical applications over a LAN, the all-purpose SSH tool leaves little to be desired.
Vendor D-Wave scores big with a sale to NASA's Quantum Intelligence Lab.
Many package updates and Steam integration highlight the latest from the Mandriva-based community Linux.
Richard Stallman calls for the W3C to remain independent of vendor interests.
The new release supports nine architectures, 73 human languages, and zero non-Free components.
Fedora developers release the first alpha version of Fedora 19, known as Schrödinger’s Cat, for general testing. The final release is expected in July 2013.
ack is a grep-like, command-line tool that has been optimized for programmers to search large trees of source code.
New features in SUSE Studio 1.3 include enhanced cloud integration, VM platform support, and lifecycle management.
The Linux Foundation recently announced that the Xen Project is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.
Open source version of LiveCode is now available for developing apps, games, and utilities for all major platforms.
OpenDaylight is an open source software-defined networking project committed to furthering adoption of SDN and accelerating innovation in a vendor-neutral and open environment.