Guide to Unix

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This is the Wikibooks Guide to Unix Computing, or for short, Guide to Unix. It describes Unix and Unix-like systems for users and system administrators. We include a guide to commands which lists several of the common shell commands.

Brief contents


Why use a Unix-like system?

  • Linux the basic traits of Linux systems25% developed  as of November 19, 2008 (November 19, 2008)
  • BSD the basic traits of *BSD systems25% developed  as of November 19, 2008 (November 19, 2008)
  • Solaris

Explanations of topics

  1. Command Line
  2. Common Programs
  3. Administration
  4. Storage
  5. Networking
  6. Electronic Mail
  7. Security
  8. Beyond This Book

Quick reference


  1. Kernigh, added much content, started Explanations
  2. CFeyecare. I have been working on OpenBSD and I will continue to other BSDs later.
  3. The authors of Guide to UNIX/Files and Guide to UNIX/Commands
  4. Other and anonymous contributors
  5. Other Sources


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