- Paperback: 829 pages
- Publisher: No Starch Press; Second Edition edition (August 8, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1593270313
- ISBN-13: 978-1593270315
- Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 1.6 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,745,515 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Definitely to be kept close at hand if you're not a Linux wizard" -- Network World, November 29, 2004 http://www.nwfusion.com/columnists/2004/112904gearhead.html
"Unless you're expert at everything, you'll find helpful material. There are pointers to esoteric utilities you've probably never heard of." -- PCUnix.com, October 2004
"Well worth getting." -- ;login: December 2004
A fact-filled book that's well composed and easy to reference... You should have a copy close at hand. -- Lockergnome, July 4, 2005
Michael Stutz's acclaimed Linux Cookbook now appears in its updated second edition, packing in tips and techniques for everyday applications. -- Midwest Book Review, December, 2004
Stutz' Linux Cookbook ... doubled in size from 402 to over 800 pages. -- ;login:, December 2004
This book contains an amazing amount of hard to find information on specific Linux commands. -- Security Forums Dot Com, October 31, 2004
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It does not tell you much about setting up your system - but my wife can just get me to do that.
This book is getting old, but for a lot of command line stuff, that doesn't matter much, because it doesn't change a lot. And my wife can ask me whether there is something newer and spiffier.
It does not go into any depth. Things like tunneling a vnc session over ssh - no way it is going to tell you. But my wife doesn't care. And if for some reaswon she needed to open a desktop on a remote system securely, she would ask me to do it for her.
It does not tell you much about GUI tools. My wife does like GUI tools, but she's pretty good at figuring them out.
Its strength is the nice examples. There is never any doubt how to do something that is actually covered. I suspect its coverage of things like postscript and printing would help someone who needed to deal with those at a user level. So if my wife wanted to print out a DVI file, this would be the book for her.
For people like me, who want to know how to make that new printer work right, or start up a secure desktop session on a remote machine, this is not the book. A book with the same title but a different author (Schroeder) does a better job for us.
If you're pro-active in your approach and you already have a little working knowledge of Linux, this would be a great book for you. After you've messed around and read the book, the next step in mastery would probably be joining your local LUG (Linux User Group). However, if you don't have a clue and you're too afraid to play around and experiment, probably not the book for you.
I've enjoyed it and I've gleaned knowledge from it. What more can I ask? Cheers.