Introduction to Unix (Linux, OSX, FreeBSD,…….) by bbu90505

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									 Introduction to Unix
(Linux, OSX, FreeBSD,
        …….)
    Des Johnston, Heriot-Watt
            University

   Postgraduate student training
        course, Perth 2007
• Ought to be a really short talk
• Type “introduction to Unix” or “introduction
  to Linux” into Google......

• http://tldp.org/LDP/intro-linux/html/
• http://wwwhomes.doc.ic.ac.uk/~wjk/UnixIntro/
        What I will do...

• A little bit of history
• Why UNIX (*NIX)
• The “shell”
• Finding your way around
• A more modern veneer
Why Aren’t we all paying Bill?
 Because of these men with beards




Kernighan     Ritchie     Thompson
And this man with a beard




    Richard Stallman - GNU
And these men without beards




Linus Torvalds      Steve Jobs
ancient times DOS

1990 Windows 3.0

1993 Windows NT

1995 Windows 95

2001 Windows XP

2007 Windows Vista
What did we see? DOS
Windows 3.11
What do we see now? WinXP
Windows Vista
Ubuntu Linux
Fedora Linux
OpenSuSE Linux
OSX
• cd some_directory/
• cd ../
• cd
• cd /a_path_to_somewhere/
• cd ~des
          Printing Things


• lpr
• lpq
• dvips
    Stringing it all together......



•     |

•     >
               Arcana

•!
• Tab completion
• man
• apropos
• It wasn’t a short talk - sorry
• Type “introduction to Unix” or “introduction
  to Linux” into Google......

• http://tldp.org/LDP/intro-linux/html/
• http://wwwhomes.doc.ic.ac.uk/~wjk/UnixIntro/
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