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Hey, I'm looking for a selection of books to help with understanding linux, it's filing system, scripting in bash and maybe some more stuff if you can suggest it.
As a 20+ year Unix power user I really didn't expect to be so pleased with this book. It covers a lot of ground thoroughly and succinctly. Not only has it filled a few important gaps in my Linux knowledge, I have been able to recommend it to my son who is just starting to get into Linux.
As an open operating system, Unix can be improved on by anyone and everyone: individuals, companies, universities, and more. As a result, the very nature of Unix has been altered over the years by numerous extensions formulated in an assortment of versions. Today, Unix encompasses everything from Sun's Solaris to Apple's Mac OS X and more varieties of Linux than you can easily name.
The latest edition of this bestselling reference brings Unix into the 21st century. It's been reworked to keep current with the broader state of Unix in today's world and highlight the strengths of this operating system in all its various flavors.
Detailing all Unix commands and options, the informative guide provides generous descriptions and examples that put those commands in context. Here are some of the new features you'll find in Unix in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition:
As Unix has progressed, certain commands that were once critical have fallen into disuse. To that end, the book has also dropped material that is no longer relevant, keeping it taut and current.
If you're a Unix user or programmer, you'll recognize the value of this complete, up-to-date Unix reference. With chapter overviews, specific examples, and detailed command.
its a good book to carry around and read on the metro and get a quick refresher course. Its not comprehensive but of course its a pocket book. it does what its intended to do: as a quick reference. I would not recommend it to someone new to shells, some experience would help. Wish there were little bit more examples in it though explaining some of the commands.
great for learning bash scripting!!
Not the best for a total beginner but I reckon once you've read through the other suggestions and had some experimentation time with the system you should be able to fly through this book. Maybe think about getting this and having a look and if you like a steep learning curve then use this, it'll pay off.