Name: [16797] Tim Bower
Member: 62 months
Authored: 8 videos
Description: Assistant Professor Computer Systems Technology Kansas State University at Salina `Tim Bower <http://www.sal.ksu.edu/faculty/tim/>`_ My blog: `Open Source on the Prairie <http://prairiepy.blogspot.com/>`_ ...

Introduction to Unix [ID:866]

a series of video-tutorials by Tim Bower

Videos about how to use Unix / Linux. Emphasis will be on entering commands at the shell's command prompt and shell programming.

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1. The structure of arguments passed to Unix commands

We review the three types of command line arguments passed to Unix commands and how they are used. These are: Command options option arguments command arguments Along the way, we introduce the man and ls commands, which are two of the most commonly used Unix commands. If the Unix / Linux command line confuses you, this video is a good starting point on learning how to use this powerful system. [...]

2. Filtering Data Vertically with Cut and Awk

We look at two Unix commands that filter textual data vertically, meaning according to column. The cut command is specifically for this purpose, but a simple usage of awk also filters data vertically. Other commands used are: man, getent, ls. Shell features used are: command substitution, editing of the command line, and of course pipes.

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