The best-kept secrets of UNIX power users

Posted by solrac on May 26, 2010 5:51 AM EDT
IBM/developerWorks; By Martin Streicher
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If you're wondering why I'm wearing dark sunglasses, a fake moustache, and a baseball cap (featuring the logo of professional curling team, The Floating Stones), I'm on the lam. I'm dodging black remote-controlled helicopters, pasty-white systems administrators, and the combined forces of many daemons to bring you some of the best-kept secrets of UNIX® power users. Don your aluminum foil hat and read on.

You don't have to break into a Watergate office to uncover the secrets of UNIX power users. There's an informant, and he's spilling the beans. Learn why Environment Variables, the dot file, and the Secure Shell (SSH) are very important.

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