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3.0 out of 5 stars Not enough that isn't already in other sources, March 2, 2013
This review is from: BSD UNIX Toolbox: 1000+ Commands for FreeBSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD (Paperback)
This book is simply a listing of 1,000 single-line commands and a brief history of AT&T UNIX. The problem is that most of the commands listed in this book should be well known to any sysadmin or user of the OS. The commands, themselves are poorly organized and there is little organization or explanation of the usage of the commands. Ultimately, it is very easy to get lost. Other BSD handbooks include a bit of theory behind the commands and utilities of BSD and there is room to scribble your favorite commands in the margins. The Tool box is very thick with specific complex commands for little known aspects of the OS. I didn't like it because of the lack of explanation and the general lack of organization of the commands. The BSD Hacks by Dru Lavigne BSD Hacks is much superior to this book as are any of Michael Lucas' books on OpenBSD, FreeBSD and PFAbsolute OpenBSD: UNIX for the Practical Paranoid

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