The preceding chapter, "Mastering Shells and Shell Scripting," described how to get the most out of a Linux text-mode shell. The shell is just part of the text-mode tool set, though. In order to be productive in a text-mode environment, you need to know how to use a variety of text-mode commands. These commands help you manipulate filesystems and files, and provide information about the system. These tools enable you to manage your home directory and support productivity in your ultimate applications. You may also want to customize your environment in various ways. Some customizations relate to the shell or even to hardware settings, such as the keyboard repeat rate (described in Chapter 3, "Using External Peripherals"), but others don't fall in these categories. These miscellaneous adjustments include telling Linux what terminal type to use and changing the font it uses to display text.

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