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Speaking UNIX, Part 1: Command the power of the command line
Learn the basics of the UNIX shell and discover how you can use the command line to combine the finite set of UNIX utilities into innumerable data transforms.
Also available in: Russian  
Articles 07 Mar 2006
Speaking UNIX, Part 13: Ten more command-line concoctions
This month, discover ten more secrets of the UNIX command-line wizards.
Also available in: Chinese  
Articles 25 Sep 2007
Speaking UNIX, Part 12: Do-it-yourself projects
If your UNIX(R) system lacks a tool you need, chances are you can find an apt solution in the enormous inventory of software available online. This month, learn how to build software from source code.
Also available in: Russian  
Articles 21 Aug 2007
Speaking UNIX, Part 11: Ramble around the UNIX file system
Many directories in the UNIX(R) file system serve a special purpose, and certain directories are named per long-standing convention. In this installment of the "Speaking UNIX" series, discover where UNIX stores important files.
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Articles 21 Jun 2007
Speaking UNIX, Part 10: Customize your shell
You can customize the UNIX(R) shell to save time, to save typing, and to adapt to your style of work. Shell startup files capture your preferences and recreate your shell environment session after session, even machine to machine.
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Articles 29 May 2007
Speaking UNIX, Part 9: Regular expressions
Virtually all non-trivial problems require you to filter good data from bad. Discover the many UNIX(R) command line utilities that use regular expressions to discern the relevant from the irrelevant.
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Articles 17 Apr 2007
Speaking UNIX, Part 8: UNIX processes
On UNIX(R) systems, each system and end-user task is contained within a process. The system creates new processes all the time, and processes die when a task finishes or something unexpected happens. Here, learn how to control processes and use a number of commands to peer into your system.
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Articles 03 Apr 2007
Speaking UNIX, Part 7: Command-line locution
UNIX(R) has a dialect all its own, and its vocabulary of commands is quite large. But you don't have to learn everything all at once. Here, discover more command-line combinations and expand your mastery of the UNIX language.
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Articles 06 Feb 2007
Speaking UNIX, Part 6: Automate, automate, automate!
Discover how shell scripts can mechanize virtually any personal or system task. Scripts can monitor, archive, update, report, upload, and download. Indeed, no job is too small or too great for a script. Here's an introduction.
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Articles 03 Jan 2007
Speaking UNIX, Part 5: Data, data everywhere
Take a look at several techniques that illustrate how to move files among systems and how to keep such far-flung data in sync.
Also available in: Russian  
Articles 28 Nov 2006
Speaking UNIX, Part 4: UNIX ownership and permissions provide for privacy and participation
Learn how to manipulate file permissions to protect your files, or share them with others.
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Articles 17 Oct 2006
Speaking UNIX, Part 3: Do everything right from the command line
Discover three essential UNIX(R) utilities that deliver the entire Internet to your command line.
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Articles 05 Sep 2006
Speaking UNIX, Part 2: Working smarter, not harder
Learn how to leverage the many shortcuts that the UNIX(R) shell provides. With a little practice, you'll work smarter, not harder.
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Articles 08 Aug 2006
Speaking UNIX, Part 14: Manage Ruby and gems with RVM
Need to re-create another Ruby coder's development environment? Long to experiment with the latest version of JRuby? Want to isolate your work to a specific set of gems? You can do all that and more with the handy and clever Ruby Version Manager.
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Articles 23 Jul 2012
Speaking UNIX: 10 great tools for any UNIX system
The universe of UNIX tools changes constantly. Here are 10 tools -- some you may have overlooked and some new -- to tinker with.
Also available in: Chinese  
Articles 12 May 2009
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