- Paperback: 608 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (August 30, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0130619892
- ISBN-13: 978-0130619891
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 1.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,858,527 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
- Completely updated with hundreds of new examples!
- The only Linux reference with examples for every command
- All-new chapters on the Apache Web server, tc shell, and Emacs editor
- Organized by task, so you can find it fast!
The practical, handy desk reference for every Linux usernow completely updated!
Linux Desk Reference, Second Edition packs information about every command Linux users needorganized for maximum value and convenience. Scott Hawkins has updated entries throughout the book, and added four new chaptersincluding all-new coverage of the tc shell, Emacs editor, and Apache Web server.
This friendly reference is organized by task so you can find what you need even if you don't know what it's called! Unlike other Linux references, this one delivers practical examples for every command it containsplus hundreds of invaluable tips, warnings, diagrams, and sample outputs. And if you're a Linux expert, you'll love the "roadmap-style" alphabetical fast-find reference section!
No matter what you need to know about Linux, it's here...
- Files and the filesystem
- Sessions, users, and groups
- I/O, devices, and disks
- Apache Web services
- Windows connectivity
- X Window System
- Printers and print queues
- Text editors-including vi and Emacs
- The Linux kernel
- Comparing and merging files
- Archiving and compression
- Performance monitoring
- Shells-including bash and tc
- Pattern matching
- Development resources
- And more!
Whether you're a sysadmin, developer, power user, or newbie, get the most convenient, up-to-date Linux reference you can buy: Linux Desk Reference, Second Edition!
Praise for the first edition
"Hawkins provides a superior combination of explanations, descriptions, and examples. Every Linux user, whether novice or experienced administrator, will value the organization and contents of the Linux Desk Reference."
SysAdmin magazine (Sept. 2000)
About the Author
SCOTT HAWKINS has been a Linux user since 1992. He is a systems administration consultant and resides in Atlanta, GA. He is the author of Apache Web Server Administration & E-Commerce Handbook and with Ellie Quigley, he is co-author of The Complete Linux Shell Programming Training Course (PTG Interactive).
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Also great for veterans who forget the small things such as myself :)
I have probably thrown away nearly as many Linux books as I've bought. It took about 5 weeks for this book to arrive, but now that it has, I can see that it is very good. It will be a permanent part of my Linux reference books.
As far as my Linux experience goes, I'm in the newbie category. I've installed about five different distros over the last 6 years, but only to dabble and see if I can make a permanent go of it. The Linux world is definitely improving.
Another book that I'm now finding useful is "Linux Phrasebook" by Scott Granneman. It is like a starter book. Then I look up the rest in this book, "Linux Desk Reference".
So why only four stars?
The book actually contains a lot of mistakes and although generally very good there are areas where there are obvious errors which have not been corrected.
In some sections the logical flow of the material is broken and we seem to fall from one command into the middle of another. As bedtime reading this made it very hard work. As a reference manual it has already helped me sort out some problems.