Chapter 4 UNIX Basics

Table of Contents
4.1 Synopsis
4.2 Virtual Consoles and Terminals
4.3 Permissions
4.4 Directory Structure
4.5 Disk Organization
4.6 Mounting and Unmounting File Systems
4.7 Processes
4.8 Daemons, Signals, and Killing Processes
4.9 Shells
4.10 Text Editors
4.11 Devices and Device Nodes
4.12 Binary Formats
4.13 For More Information
Rewritten by Chris Shumway.

4.1 Synopsis

This chapter covers the basic commands and functionality of the FreeBSD operating system. Much of this material is relevant for any UNIX®-like operating system. New FreeBSD users are encouraged to read through this chapter carefully.

After reading this chapter, you will know: