Unix References

Online Reference Resources

A large number of web pages are devote to learning how to use the Unix environment -- use Google or other search engine and use a phrase like "Introduction to Unix".  The following list contains a sampling of some of these articles:

Books about Unix in General

  • A Practical Guide to the Unix System, Mark G. Sobell, Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company Inc. This text is highly recommended by the VT ARC support staff. It not only provides a good introduction to Unix and vi, but also includes an appendix summarizing the most commonly used Unix commands.
  • Introducing Unix System V, Morgan and McGilton, McGraw-Hill.
  • The Unix System Guidebook, Peter P. Silvester, Springer-Verlag.
  • The Unix Programming Environment, Kernighan and Pike, Prentice-Hall.
  • Unix Power Tools, Jerry Peek, Tim O'Reilly, and Mike Loukides, O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., Bantam Books

Books about vi

These books provide more information about the vi text editor:

  • Learning the vi Editor, Linda Lamb, O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
  • VI: The Unix Screen Editor, August Hansen, Prentice-Hall.
  • Editing in the Unix Environment: the vi/ex editor, M. el Lozy, Prentice-Hall.

Books about Unix System Administration

  • The Unix System Administration Handbook, Nemeth, Snyder, and Seebass, Prentice-Hall Software Series.
  • Essential System Administration, Aeleen Frisch, O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., A Nutshell Book.