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3. Basic Unix Tools


gives you online manual pages


stands for ``global regular expression print;'' searches for strings in text files

vi, emacs, jove

use whatever editor floats your boat, but learn the hell out of it; you should know every command in your editor


makes ``tags'' for your editor allows you to goto functions by name in any source file

>, >>, <, |

input and output redirection at the command line; get someone to show you, or dig it out of ``man csh''

These are the basic day-in day-out development tools. Developing without knowing how to use all of these well is like driving a car without knowing how to change gears.

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