Introduction To Unix Shell Accounts at Lancaster University

This is the unofficial introductory guide to Unix and the Universities unix servers.

Last updated 2004-09-16, minor updates 2005-05-10, 2005-08-05, 2006-04-09, 2006-12-13

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The guide also includes quick reference tables to Unix commands. However these are not a substitute for reading the rest of the guide.

Sample Configs

Some sample configs are available below, please note that these are for illustrative use only, they are to be used AT YOUR OWN RISK:

~/.bash_logout
~/.bash_profile
~/.bashrc
~/.cshrc
~/.emacs
~/.fetchmailrc
~/.login
~/.logout
~/.muttrc
~/.screenrc
~/.vimrc

Copyright (c) 2004, 2005 PAUL TIPPER.
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled ``GNU Free Documentation License''.

WARNING: While the following document makes every effort to be factually correct some errors may be present, this document was only written by humans. Be sure to understand what you're typing before you press enter as no responsibility will be taken for incorrect information or loss of data caused by use or reference to this document.