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UNIX® User’s Handbook, Second Edition by Marty Poniatowski

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Chapter 1. Getting Started - Login, Mail, Internet Access, UNIX Components

Introduction

I’ll cover a wide variety of topics in this chapter that help you get started quickly on your UNIX system. The topics I’ll cover include the following:

  • Multi-user UNIX

  • Uppercase and lowercase letters

  • Login process (text and CDE)

  • Login name and password

  • Entering commands

  • Logoff

  • Electronic mail

  • Internet access

  • UNIX components

The topics in this chapter are covered in overview fashion with many examples. You can read a topic in this chapter while you try out the commands on your UNIX system. As I point out in every chapter in this book, differences occur among UNIX variants in almost every area. For instance, the command options on one UNIX variant may be somewhat different ...

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