- File Size: 637 KB
- Print Length: 230 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 2 edition (March 8, 2012)
- Publication Date: March 8, 2012
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007JWIAGS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #547,373 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Linux Pocket Guide Kindle Edition
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I do have one big complaint with the Kindle version that is behind my 3 star rating. The Kindle version appears washed out on the screen,(both pc reader and Kindle reader), making it difficult to read and contributing to the occasional eye strain headache. I picked up the Kindle version after owning the print version for some time thinking it would be more convenient, that was a mistake.
Overall, the print version is a great little referance book and highly recommended for newer users of Linux. I would avoid the Kindle version until text quality is improved.
haven't had an introductory course to it. Googling every single
command and finicky detail of how the shell works can get annoying.
Linux Pocket Guide wants to give you a basic understanding of the
underlying concepts of the Linux (and more generally Unix) command
line, and present its "vocabulary", i.e. the basic set of commands
which help users get stuff done, so that you at least know what you're
Googling (or man'ing, for that matter). Without understanding certain
concepts, it can be difficult to get beyond copying and editing files
on Linux. If you want to keep things under control and do more
complicated things like monitoring and stopping non-responsive
programs, you have to understand certain topics to a certain extent,
such as the difference between a job and a process, or the difference
between a hard and a soft link. Linux Pocket Guide does a great job of
providing a good basic knowledge of these and similar topics, and the
The commands included are gathered undered various topic areas, such
as file or directory operations, viewing processes, or email. Relevant
commands are then listed, with an explanation of what they do, the
most important options, and sample uses and output. Commands for
Gnome- or KDE-dependent GUI applications are mixed with textual ones,
although more textual commands are discussed. Despite having used the
command line for a while, I had the chance to read up on a number of
commands I hadn't heard about, especially for text processing, such as
cut and tr.Read more ›
As he states, the book is written in a way that is suitable for noobs, using the vernacular.
If you are a seasoned Linux user, this book will probably provide some good reference material.
One thing I wish the author hadn't done, and for which I give 1 fewer stars than the maximum is because he states that the reader can skip the beginning, but doesn't actually say what that delimiter is. I read it all because I assume someone may know things I don't, and perhaps I waste some time reading what I could have written but for lack of a desire to do so.
So, it's worth the price, in my opinion, and I do recommend it as long as you understand what you are getting.
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Great reference book that doesn't overwhelm. I'd recommend this to anyone who is interested in learning Linux command line tools.Published 12 months ago by Brian E. Silvers