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Basic UNIX tutorials for beginners

   
12:14 am on Oct 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member marcia is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Seems very basic and easy to follow:
[ee.surrey.ac.uk...]

This one has a good command summary:
[math.utah.edu...]

Would there be any major differences with Linux?

Air

1:50 am on Oct 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

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>Would there be any major differences with Linux?

Pretty much no difference Marcia, Most Unix "stuff" is applicable to Linux as well.

2:20 am on Oct 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Thanks, Air. I've been using Linux/Apache exclusively, and wanted to make sure.

I've started digging in to O'Reilly's Perl Llama book, and can remember from when I studied COBOL that it was important to be familiar with the environment, not just the language itself. It was IBM 370 OS/VS and when I dug into the OS commands, I found there were things that could be done using the JCL that were far simpler and quicker than doing them within the application itself.

I don't know if this will be so in this case. I'm just looking to do some very simple, basic things. My familiarity with Linux has basically been on a need-to-know basis, but an overview certainly can't hurt.

Air

2:38 am on Oct 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Probably the closest thing to JCL on *nix would be a shell script, but not really close 'cause with JCL you were always executing some program (yours or a prebuilt util) and then having standard ddnames that were required by the utility you were executing, whereas with a shell you pretty much write a series of commands with some conditional statements to direct flow. Anyway enough of a trip down memory lane :)

JCL, OS/370, COBOL? Just how old are you Marcia? (....I'm kidding, just kidding, oh come on, really I'm kidding :) )

4:15 am on Oct 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

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And let me just mention that if you were proficient in DOS and batch files in the old days, unix consoles are a snap to figure out. DOS took me a few weeks, UNIX was a few hours.