Learning the UNIX Operating System teaches the basic system utility commands to get you started with UNIX. Instead of overwhelming you with a lot of details, we want you to be comfortable in the UNIX environment as soon as possible. So we cover the most useful features of a command instead of describing all its options in detail. Appendix A, Reading List , lists other references.
After reading this handbook, you should be able to:
Log in and log out of your system
Control the system with control characters
Send messages to other users
Manage UNIX files and directories, including listing, creating, copying, printing, and removing files, and moving in and out of directories
Work more efficiently using UNIX pipes, filters, and multitasking