Linux Pocket Guide
Linux Pocket Guide – If you use Linux in your day-to-day work, this popular pocket guide is the perfect on-the-job reference. The second edition has expanded from Fedora-only coverage to distro-neutral, with practical information on a wider range of commands requested by readers.
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O’Reilly’s Pocket Guides have earned a reputation as inexpensive, comprehensive, and compact guides that have the stuff but not the fluff. Every page of Linux Pocket Guide lives up to this billing.
It clearly explains how to get up to speed quickly on day-to-day Linux use. Once you’re up and running, Linux Pocket Guide provides an easy-to-use reference that you can keep by your keyboard for those times when you want a fast, useful answer, not hours in the man pages. Linux Pocket Guideis organized the way you use Linux: by function, not just alphabetically.
It’s not the ‘bible of Linux; it’s a practical and concise guide to the options and commands you need most. It starts with general concepts like files and directories, the shell, and X windows, and then presents detailed overviews of the most essential commands, with clear examples.
You’ll learn each command’s purpose, usage, options, location on disk, and even the RPM package that installed it. The Linux Pocket Guide is tailored to Fedora Linux–the latest spin-off of Red Hat Linux–but most of the information applies to any Linux system. Throw in a host of valuable power user tips and a friendly and accessible style, and you’ll quickly find this practical, to-the-point book a small but mighty resource for Linux users.
Linux Pocket Guide provides an organized learning path for Linux use, rather than Linux programming and system administration. You’ll find options for the most useful commands, grouped by functionality. For novices who need to get up to speed on Linux use, and experienced users who want a concise and functional reference, this guide provides quick answers.
Selected topics include:
- The filesystem and shell
- File creation and editing
- Text manipulation and pipelines
- Backups and remote storage
- Viewing and controlling processes
- User account management
- Becoming the superuser
- Network connections
- Audio and video
- Installing software
- Programming with shell scripts
What people are saying – Write a review
User Review – danrk – LibraryThing
Great book for understanding how to run programs on the Linux operating system. Command line is not dead yet, so this is good for picking up the bare minimum to get by. My only gripe is that this book … Read full review
User Review – Not Available – Book Verdict
Linux’s popularity continues to grow owing to its lower cost and better security. Multiple flavors and uses of the OS lead to multiple guides; those listed here mainly cover the popular licensed Red … Read full review
Author: Daniel Barrett
Release Date: June 2009
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