O´Reilly´s bestselling book on Linux´s bash shell is at it again. Now that Linux is an established player both as a server and on the desktop Learning the bash Shell has been updated and refreshed to account for all the latest changes. Indeed, this third edition serves as the most valuable guide yet to the bash shell. As any good programmer knows, the first thing users of the Linux operating system come face to face with is the shell the UNIX term for a user interface to the system. In other words, it´s what lets you communicate with the computer via the keyboard and display. Mastering the bash shell might sound fairly simple but it isn´t. In truth, there are many complexities that need careful explanation, which is just what Learning the bash Shell provides. If you are new to shell programming, the book provides an excellent introduction, covering everything from the most basic to the most advanced features. And if you´ve been writing shell scripts for years, it offers a great way to find out what the new shell offers. Learning the bash Shell is also full of practical examples of shell commands and programs that will make everyday use of Linux that much easier. With this book, programmers will learn: - How to install bash as your login shell - The basics of interactive shell use, including UNIX file and directory structures, standard I/O, and background jobs - Command line editing, history substitution, and key bindings - How to customize your shell environment without programming - The nuts and bolts of basic shell programming, flow control structures, command-line options and typed variables - Process handling, from job control to processes, coroutines and subshells - Debugging techniques, such as trace and verbose modes - Techniques for implementing system-wide shell customization and features related to system security
This practical, tutorial-style book uses the Kali Linux distribution to teach Linux basics with a focus on how hackers would use them. Topics include Linux command line basics, filesystems, networking, BASH basics, package management, logging, and the Linux kernel and drivers. If you´re getting started along the exciting path of hacking, cybersecurity, and pentesting, Linux Basics for Hackers is an excellent first step. Using Kali Linux, an advanced penetration testing distribution of Linux, you´ll learn the basics of using the Linux operating system and acquire the tools and techniques you´ll need to take control of a Linux environment. First, you´ll learn how to install Kali on a virtual machine and get an introduction to basic Linux concepts. Next, you´ll tackle broader Linux topics like manipulating text, controlling file and directory permissions, and managing user environment variables. You´ll then focus in on foundational hacking concepts like security and anonymity and learn scripting skills with bash and Python. Practical tutorials and exercises throughout will reinforce and test your skills as you learn how to: - Cover your tracks by changing your network information and manipulating the rsyslog logging utility - Write a tool to scan for network connections, and connect and listen to wireless networks - Keep your internet activity stealthy using Tor, proxy servers, VPNs, and encrypted email - Write a bash script to scan open ports for potential targets - Use and abuse services like MySQL, Apache web server, and OpenSSH - Build your own hacking tools, such as a remote video spy camera and a password cracker Hacking is complex, and there is no single way in. Why not start at the beginning with Linux Basics for Hackers?