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Product Details

  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 20, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1499284977
  • ISBN-13: 978-1499284973
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jason Cannon started his career as a Unix and Linux System Engineer in 1999. Since that time he has utilized his Linux skills at companies such as Xerox, UPS, Hewlett-Packard, and Amazon.com. Additionally, he has acted as a technical consultant and independent contractor for small businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies.

Jason has professional experience with CentOS, RedHat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Ubuntu. He has used several Linux distributions on personal projects including Debian, Slackware, CrunchBang, and others. In addition to Linux, Jason has experience supporting proprietary Unix operating systems including AIX, HP-UX, and Solaris.

He enjoys teaching others how to use and exploit the power of the Linux operating system. Jason is the author of Command Line Kung Fu and Linux for Beginners. He is also the founder of the Linux Training Academy where he blogs and teaches online video training courses.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Donnie W Webb on April 30, 2014
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I have been a sysadmin for many years and I found both books to be very clearly and consisely written. Definately worth the price!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Harry Flowers on July 1, 2014
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Linux for Beginners explains the basics for users coming from other operating systems. It pretty much leads you by the hand on getting started, even telling you ways to get access to a Linux system to work with as you go through the rest of the book. It's definitely intended for hands-on learning that you'll be able to use and remember.

The more advanced Command Line Kung Fu has interesting commands that will provide tips and tricks for beginners to even very experienced Unix and Linux users. So, whether you've just finished the beginner book, you're experienced but a bit rusty on shell programming, or already have good command line "kung fu", this is a good read for you!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By EngineerDude on November 15, 2014
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Jason Cannon's book shows that, indeed, it is possible to have you create a book as good, and sometimes better, than those that have editors and publishers galore, for example Schott's "The Linux Command Line", and Blum's "Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting". While I recommend all three books if you need to be die-hard Linux wizard, what especially recommends Cannon's book is that he takes the time to explain what other books simply find too easy to explain (for example, umask and chmod). In addition, Cannon revels in pearls and shortcuts, and giving away his polished command line sequences that are both remarkably intuitive once you know them, and totally elusive until somebody tells you. In addition, Cannon takes the time to explain SSH and connecting --yes, perhaps a bit too dense if starting to learn Unix, and a bit unnecessary for the expert, but still certainly very, very practical. It is not uncommon to find the Linux newbie ready to go, with basic commands under his belt learned and memorized, just to be stumped at time of logging. Cannon's SSH initial chapters are a fresh blast of air, and gives folks confidence with Linux, as opposed to becoming totally stumped at first.

That is, of course, not to say that at times the book feels slightly rushed. Command Line Kung Fu, for example, worth the price on its own, would be made into a serious reference with an expansion on other frequent command options, and examples. Overall, this book offers the newbie something rarely offered: the ability to learn Linux, and begin using pearls and exotic but useful command sequences that are usually reserved for those 'in the know' with many years of experience. Get a few of these command sequences under your belt, and you will impress even the most die-hard Linux guru.
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By K. Snyder on December 12, 2014
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Exactly as expected
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