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Got me going again!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Red Hat Linux 7 Unleashed with CDROM (Paperback)
Okay, I picked up this tome and noticed that it had a lot of what I was looking for and then some. I don't know that I'll ever use the programming sections - excpet, perhaps, Perl and C, but I have good books on those already.
I have used this book in three ways. 1) After a system crash and I could not restore my filesystems, it has the commands to do the file checking and get the inodes straightened out. I have probably had to do this on four or five systems because of users must turning things off. (Yes, I have the page and the commands highlighted. 2) Initial installation is pretty easy with Red Hat, but there were times when I did not know what the things were. The book provided better explanations than I could find in many of the on-line documents that are based on the how-to. 3) After a set-up, I used the book to help me configure X-Windows for the new monitor.
Now, I have several years of Unix experience so I'm not looking for how to do an ls command. I am looking for how to make the services work, what this brand of unix calls various files, and how to keep a system managed.
Let me say this bluntly, THIS BOOK WAS NOT WRITTEN FOR BEGINNERS. But, for the person with some guts, or some experience with systems, you will probably find this as valuable a tool as I have...