Getting started with unix and programming
What this reference includes:
Some things to know before reading:
Things that you would 'type in' are indicated by single quotes,
however when you do not actually enter the quotes.
- Essential Unix Commands, Redirection, and Wildcards
- Creating and Editing Files, Recommended editors
- Compiling programs using makefiles to make your life easier
- Compressing and encoding your files for mailing
A carat, '^' is used to denote the control key, so '^c' means hold down the control key and
Any program can be suspended by typing '^z'
A suspended program can then be put into the background with the 'bg' command.
You can return to a suspended or background job with the 'fg' command.
Command line options change the way a command runs.
These are normally entered as 'command -option1 -other_options'
These pages written by Gary Coulter