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Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible - Third Edition

By : Richard Blum, Christine Bresnahan
Book Image

Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible - Third Edition

By: Richard Blum, Christine Bresnahan

Overview of this book

The Linux command line enables you to type specific shell commands directly into the system to manipulate files and query system resources. Command line statements can be combined into short programs called shell scripts, a practice increasing in popularity due to its usefulness in automation. Linux is a robust system with tremendous potential, and Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible opens the door to new possibilities. Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible is your essential Linux guide. It contains new functional examples that are fully updated to align with the latest Linux features. Beginning with command line fundamentals, the book moves into shell scripting and shows you the practical application of commands in automating frequently performed functions. This book is a complete guide providing detailed instruction and expert advice working within this aspect of Linux. Whether used as a tutorial or as a quick reference, this book contains information that every Linux user should know.
Table of Contents (34 chapters)
2
Part I: The Linux Command Line
13
Part II: Shell Scripting Basics
20
Part III: Advanced Shell Scripting
28
Part IV: Creating Practical Scripts
32
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Using the Konsole Terminal Emulator

The KDE Desktop Project created its own terminal emulation package called Konsole Terminal. The Konsole package incorporates basic terminal emulation features, along with more advanced ones expected from a graphical application. This section describes Konsole Terminal features and shows you how to use them.

Accessing the Konsole Terminal

The Konsole Terminal is the default terminal emulator for the KDE desktop environment. You can easily access it via the KDE environment's menu system. In other desktop environments, accessing the Konsole Terminal can be a little more difficult.

In the KDE desktop environment, you can access the Konsole Terminal by clicking the icon labeled Kickoff Application Launcher in the lower-left corner of the screen. Then click ApplicationsSystemTerminal (Konsole).