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release date: Oct 15, 2016
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Wicked Cool Shell Scripts, 2nd Edition: 101 Scripts for Linux, OS X, and UNIX Systems
Shell scripts are an efficient way to interact with your machine and manage your files and system operations. With just a few lines of code, your computer will do exactly what you want it to do. But you can also use shell scripts for many other essential (and not-so-essential) tasks.

This second edition of Wicked Cool Shell Scripts offers a collection of useful, customizable, and fun shell scripts for solving common problems and personalizing your computing environment. Each chapter contains ready-to-use scripts and explanations of how they work, why you’d want to use them, and suggestions for changing and expanding them. You'll find a mix of classic favorites, like a disk backup utility that keeps your files safe when your system crashes, a password manager, a weather tracker, and several games, as well as 23 brand-new scripts, including:

– ZIP code lookup tool that reports the city and state
– Bitcoin address information retriever
– suite of tools for working with cloud services like Dropbox and iCloud
– for renaming and applying commands to files in bulk
– processing and editing tools

Whether you want to save time managing your system or just find new ways to goof off, these scripts are wicked cool!
release date: Feb 02, 2016
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Learning Unix for OS X: Going Deep With the Terminal and Shell

Think your Mac is powerful now? This practical guide shows you how to get much more from your system by tapping into Unix, the robust operating system concealed beneath OS X’s beautiful user interface. OS X puts more than a thousand Unix commands at your fingertips—for finding and managing files, remotely accessing your Mac from other computers, and using freely downloadable open source applications.

If you’re an experienced Mac user, this updated edition teaches you all the basic commands you need to get started with Unix. You’ll soon learn how to gain real control over your system.

  • Get your Mac to do exactly what you want, when you want
  • Make changes to your Mac’s filesystem and directories
  • Use Unix’s find, locate, and grep commands to locate files containing specific information
  • Create unique "super commands" to perform tasks that you specify
  • Run multiple Unix programs and processes at the same time
  • Access remote servers and interact with remote filesystems
  • Install the X Window system and learn the best X11 applications
  • Take advantage of command-line features that let you shorten repetitive tasks
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release date: Nov 01, 2015
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The Dolphins at 50: Legends and Memories from South Florida's Most Celebrated Team
Relive the drama and excitement of the Miami Dolphins' amazing journey to their 50th year in the NFL. This commemorative book, chronicled by the Sun Sentinel team of sports reporters and photographers, takes you inside all the thrilling championships, the heartbreaking losses, the legendary coaches and players and so much more. Foreword by Jason Taylor.
release date: Oct 11, 2015
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Unix in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself: Covers OS X, Linux, and Solaris (5th Edition)

Learn to use Unix, OS X, or Linux quickly and easily!


In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Unix in 24 Hours helps you get up and running with Unix and Unix-based operating systems such as Mac OS X and Linux.

 

Designed for beginners with no previous experience using Unix, this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach makes it easy to learn.

 

Each lesson clearly explains essential Unix tools and techniques from the ground up, helping you to become productive as quickly and efficiently as possible.

  • Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Unix tasks.
  • Practical, hands-on examples show you how to apply what you learn.
  • Quizzes and exercises help you test your knowledge and stretch your skills.
  • Notes and tips point out shortcuts and solutions

Learn how to

  • Pick the command shell that’s best for you
  • Organize the Unix file system (and why)
  • Manage file and directory ownership and permissions
  • Maximize your productivity with power filters and pipes
  • Use the vi and emacs editors
  • Create your own commands and shell scripts
  • Connect to remote systems using SSH and SFTP
  • Troubleshoot common problems
  • List files and manage disk usage
  • Get started with Unix shell programming
  • Set up printing in a Unix environment
  • Archive and back up files
  • Search for information and files
  • Use Perl as an alternative Unix programming language
  • Set up, tweak, and make use of the GNOME graphical environment
Contents at a Glance

HOUR 1: What Is This Unix Stuff?

HOUR 2: Getting onto the System and Using the Command Line

HOUR 3: Moving About the File System

HOUR 4: Listing Files and Managing Disk Usage

HOUR 5: Ownership and Permissions

HOUR 6: Creating, Moving, Renaming, and Deleting Files and Directories

HOUR 7: Looking into Files

HOUR 8: Filters, Pipes, and Wildcards!

HOUR 9: Slicing and Dicing Command-Pipe Data

HOUR 10: An Introduction to the vi Editor

HOUR 11: Advanced vi Tricks, Tools, and Techniquess

HOUR 12: An Overview of the emacs Editor

HOUR 13: Introduction to Command Shells

HOUR 14: Advanced Shell Interaction

HOUR 15: Job Control

HOUR 16: Shell Programming Overview

HOUR 17: Advanced Shell Programming

HOUR 18: Printing in the Unix Environment

HOUR 19: Archives and Backups

HOUR 20: Using Email to Communicate

HOUR 21: Connecting to Remote Systems Using SSH and SFTP

HOUR 22: Searching for Information and Files

HOUR 23: Perl Programming in Unix

HOUR 24: GNOME and the GUI Environment

Appendix A: Common Unix Questions and Answers


release date: Jun 30, 2015
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Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Volume 1 - Terrorformer
DON’T MISS THE STUNNING FIRST COLLECTION OF THE TWELFTH DOCTOR’S ALL-NEW COMICS ADVENTURES! 

New Doctor! New Beginning! Offering shocks, surprises, and timestream-shaking revelations, don’t miss your chance to get on board this amazing ongoing series!
release date: Aug 04, 2010
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Sonic the Hedgehog Archives, Vol. 13
It's the final showdown between good and evil as Sonic and Doctor Robotnik duke it out to the finish!
release date: Sep 01, 2010
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Of Fossils and Foxes: The Official, Definitive History of Leicester City Football Club
Once again compiled by dedicated Foxes' duo Dave Smith and Paul Taylor, Of Fossils and Foxes, volume three, will be bigger, better, and more comprehensive than anything that has gone before. Nearly 550 large-size pages mean that this edition will be 40% bigger than volume two and a whopping 80% bigger than the original 1989 publication. Once again, the club's history is presented from three different viewpoints—a narrative history; a complete who's who covering every first-class player; and a complete set of season by season results, scorers, and line ups, covering every first class fixture and much more. Simply the most comprehensive club history on the market!
release date: Jun 23, 2006
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Adults with Down Syndrome

People with Down syndrome are living longer, fuller lives than ever before —and now for the first time ever, there's a comprehensive, reader-friendly book on the social, clinical, legal, and personal issues they'll navigate in adulthood. Internationally recognized authority Siegfried Pueschel blends contributions from respected experts with first-person essays by adults with Down syndrome themselves. Together, they answer readers'; critical questions about what adults experience and how to support their goals, dreams, choices, and overall well-being. Readers will get research-supported information and practical advice on

  • addressing medical and mental health issues
  • fostering social relationships
  • using person-centered supports to help young adults succeed in college
  • helping people with Down syndrome develop self-esteem and healthy sexuality
  • promoting community employment through methods such as vocational education, transition planning, and supported employment
  • ensuring that adults have choices and control over their living arrangements
  • considering alternatives to guardianship as individuals reach adulthood
  • encouraging healthy living through participation in recreational events

Ideal for sharing with families of individuals with Down syndrome, this book is also an invaluable reference for a wide range of professionals, including educators, clinicians, direct support professionals, transition specialists, and employment specialists. Informative and insightful, this landmark volume will help families and professionals support adults with Down syndrome as they build healthy, satisfying, and independent lives.

release date: Feb 10, 2010
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Sonic the Hedgehog Archives, Vol. 12
Some of the most exciting stories in the Sonic-verse occurred on the epic road to issue #50: The controversial and classic "Endgame Saga"! In the latest volume of Sonic Archives, the series which reprints classic stories from the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book, fans can relive (or experience for the very first time) the tumultuous issues #45-48. With the King rescued but in dire condition, Knuckles must finish his quest to find the mystical Sword of Acorns, the only object capable of healing the King, before time runs out! With the recent betrayal by Sleuth Dawg, suspicion runs high in Knothole as yet another traitor to the Freedom Fighters strikes a deal with Robotnik! Hold onto your chilidogs as Sonic Archives delivers an exhilarating series of tales (no, tales, not Tails!) that will leave your heart racing at Super Sonic speed!
release date: Dec 05, 2017
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Doctor Who : The Twelfth Doctor Complete Year One
The Twelfth Doctor has just regenerated – but the universe won’t give him a minute’s rest! Not when there’s a violent star on the warpath on a terraformed ice planet – or an ancient alien, masquerading as the celestial Okti, murdering her way towards resurrection in the year 2314!
 
Enter the TARDIS with the Doctor and Clara for stunning new adventures! First, the pair battle an enemy who can slide between the cracks of the universe and take over unwilling human hosts – the FRACTURES! Then, the pair discovers an alien invasion in 1960s Las Vegas – forcing them to team up with gangsters!
 
Next, The Doctor and Clara are back with a jaunt back to 1845, where the pair discover a horrifying secret hidden in a stately home! Then, the malevolent Hyperions return to scorch the solar system of all life – and the Doctor is pulled into in an epic war for the future of all humankind!
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