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vi and Bash tutorials

Everybody's favorite text editor (sorry emacs users) and everybody's favorite shell. Who can ask for anything more.

  • Vi 101
    Vi is a "visual editor" - an editor which lets you view a document, in its entirety, as you create and edit it. Those of you from the Microsoft Word generation might find that a little redundant - surely, you're thinking, all editors let you do that! Well, not exactly
  • Introduction to vi
    I was first introduced to vi in 1988 and I hated it. I was a freshman in college... VI seemed archaic, complicated and unforgiving... It is now 12 years later and I love vi, in fact it is almost the only editor I use. Why the change?
  • Bash by example, Part 1
    By learning how to program in the bash scripting language, your day-to-day interaction with Linux will become more fun and productive, and you'll be able to build upon those standard UNIX constructs (like pipelines and redirection) that you already know and love.
  • Bashful about Bash
    I'm looking for a tutorial on bash commands -- or to be more accurate, a tutorial on the various commands, switches, and tweaks. I'm being asked to share some of the administrative duties on a Linux server, but my background is in NT. Can you help me?
    Lina: Of course I can, hon!

Language War in the making ?

Maybe not. dotcomma has an interesting article on migrating from Perl to PHP. (Though I don't see why that's needed :) But I have to be unbiased and bring you the news that's out there so here is the article. The author makes it clear that: "This article is not a comparison between the two languages, but rather a reference for Perl programmers looking to learn PHP."

New Releases

Here are some of the releases from the past week.

  • Opera for Linux 4.0a Technology Preview 3
    Opera 4.0a for Linux Technology Preview 3 is now available! As noted by the version number, this is still an Alpha release.
  • Caldera eDesktop 2.4
    Caldera Systems Inc. announced the shipping of OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4. "It ships with the Citrix ICA client and is the first Linux high performance desktop platform -- and the only Linux product -- providing instant Internet access through preconfigured, preinstalled browser plug-ins and ISP phone numbers.
  • RedHat Linux 6.2
    Red Hat Software provides a versatile distribution that can be a server or desktop at work or at home. Everything you need to set Red Hat Linux up as a Web server, email server, DNS server, news server, and more is included, along with software for email, browsers, publishing, calendars, Internet tools, and much more.
  • Linux-Mandrake Secure Server 7.0
    Macmillan's new product is a secure Linux web server built within the new Linux-Mandrake 7.0 operating system. With Secure Server 7.0, managers of mid-level traffic web sites will have a secure server solution.

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