By Mark G. Sobell
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Keys and characters This book uses SMALL CAPS for three kinds of items: Important keyboard keys, such as the SPACE bar and the RETURN, ESCAPE, and TAB keys.  Different keyboards use different keys to move the cursor (870) to the beginning of the next line. This book always refers to the key that ends a line as the RETURN key. Your keyboard may have a RET, NEWLINE, Enter, RETURN , or other key. Some keyboards have a key with a bent arrow on it. (The key with the bent arrow is not an arrow key.
You can also refer to the man pages to get more information about specific topics or to determine which features are available with Linux. Because the descriptions in the system documentation are often terse, they are most helpful if you already understand basically what a utility does. To find out more about a utility, including the man utility itself, give the command man, followed by the name of the utility. Figure 2-1 shows the output of a man who command. less (pager) The command man man displays information about the man utility.
5. In what language is Linux written? What does the language have to do with the success of Linux? 6. What is a utility program? 7. What is a shell? How does it work with the kernel? With the user? 8. How can you use utility programs and a shell to create your own applications? 9. Why is the Linux filesystem referred to as hierarchical? 10. What is the difference between a multiprocessor and a multiprocessing system? 11. Give an example of when you would want to use a multiprocessing system. 12.
A Practical Guide to Linux (R) Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming by Mark G. Sobell