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A Practical Guide to Fedora™ and Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® by Mark G. Sobell

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7. The Shell

Objectives

After reading this chapter you should be able to:

• Understand command line syntax and run commands with options and arguments

• Explain how the shell interprets the command line syntax

• Understand the purpose of the PATH variable

• Redirect, overwriting or appending, output of a command to a file

• Obtain input for a command from a file

• Connect commands using a pipe

• Run commands in the background

• Use special characters as wildcards to generate filenames

• Explain the difference ...

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