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A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming (2nd Edition)

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4.0 out of 5 stars So-so as a tutorial, pretty good as a reference
Mark Sobell's "A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming, Second Edition" follows a number of other "Practical Guides" that Sobell has authored on different flavors of Unix and Linux. Its title is quite descriptive, as it does not contain any material on GUIs, networking, printing, and so on.

The Good: this is basically two books for...
Published on June 5, 2011 by Alexandros Gezerlis

22 of 27 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Beyond frustrating
I really wanted to like this book as I am now a regular linux desktop user and want to learn shell/perl scripting. Unfortunately this book has been a tremendous letdown. The presentation of topics and the code examples do not build on one another and the ordering too often seems haphazard.

Readability of code samples is hindered by not numbering lines of code...
Published on May 7, 2010 by Nizdobs



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