Tutorial: Working with UNIX and Linux Shell

by on January 3, 2007 · 5 comments· LAST UPDATED December 3, 2009

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You will learn more about your UNIX (and Linux) shell and useful shell commands.

From the article:

When you access a Unix system, the first thing you see is the prompt, called the shell prompt, which is where you interact with Unix

You interact with Unix through a shell, and you have several to chose from. In this chapter, Deborah and Eric Ray show you how to change your shell and get you started using a few of the more common shells.


* Discovering which shell you're using
* Understanding shells and options
* Changing your shell
* Changing your shell temporarily
* Using completion in the bash shell
* Viewing session history in the bash shell
* Using completion in the zsh shell
* Viewing session history in the zsh shell
* Using completion in the ksh shell
* Viewing session history in the ksh shell
* Viewing session history in the csh shell
* Changing your identity
* Fixing terminal settings
* Exiting the shell

=> Working with Your UNIX Shell

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amitabha Pramanik January 8, 2007 at 6:23 am

How can I get the tutorials ?
Please reply sharply .-Amitabha


2 nixCraft January 8, 2007 at 6:52 am
3 sman June 14, 2007 at 7:31 am

Good content I found here. Thank you very much


4 Philippe December 2, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Hello Vivek,

Would you please check for external broken links in this page,
if they are not permanently unreachable. (2 links to informit.com)

Best regards.


5 nixCraft December 3, 2009 at 6:29 am


Done and thanks for reporting back broken links.


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