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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to commands,shells and editors, July 5, 2006
This review is from: A Practical Guide to Linux(R) Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming (Paperback)
If you are a beginner/intermediate linux user in need of tutorial style treatment of commands, editors and shell programming then look no further. The author has done an excellent job presenting the chapters, from the basics to more advanced, gradually building on the concepts learned, in a simple, easy-to-read text. This book shines in explaining the commands with relevant examples and differs from the others in not being a printed man pages. The author also details the subtleties of shell (bash and tc) and shell commands where appropriate. The chapters on sed and gawk are invaluable, so are the chapters on vim and emacs. This book also doubles as an excellent command reference - Part 5 of the book is dedicated to this.

This book neither teaches you nor is intended to teach the nuances of mounting/unmounting devices, loading modules, managing disks and partitions, runlevels, boot sequences and boot loaders, networking, user administration and such. Linux administrator handbook by Evi Nemeth et al and How Linux Works by Brian Ward fills this gap nicely.

The verdict:

Reads so well cover to cover. Highly recommended for beginners.
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