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Key words or jargon (you can look up their meaning in the glossary glossary are in italics. Unfortunately the responses and error messages Unix produces often differ from implementation to implementation. In our examples we use generic BSD and System V commands and responses.

Unix Commands Can be Copied Directly from the Screen

Unix commands appear in two formats: If you are working on a UNIX machine you may copy (via cut and paste) these commands to your machine and try them there. You should not to copy the system prompt. Be aware that some commands require system specific variables (e.g. directory names, file names, or user id's.) You will need to change these variables to fit your account after you copy these commands. It is a good idea to create a few scratch files to practice new commands on.

If You Have Problems Executing a Unix Command



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