The Unix Programming Environment (Prentice-Hall Software Series) 1st Edition
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Being a Kerninghan book, the writing style is clean, simple, logical, and easy-to-follow. It's an excellent first or second book for new Unix users. It also provides good background/motivational information, which helps you to understand why things are the way they are.
A definite must read.
It is not for the beginner unix person - some frustration must be experienced at the command line to really appreciate this book.
However, if you want to learn or get up to speed on Unix/Linux, this is not the book unless you are into Unix programming. Yes Unix is basically the same now as then but it has gone through some major evolving with different tools and servers. Check out my list of Unix books for learning Unix.
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There may be differences in commands depending on what distro you are running (Ubuntu/Fedora/ArchLinux etc) but nothing a bit of Googling won't take care of I'm sure.
This book is a great place to start learning the system from the bottom up & the inside out. If I can learn it, anyone can.
Very well written like all Kernighan's books are. There is an interesting final chapter on program development, where the authors use yacc/lex to write an interpreter for a language they designed. You need C experience to understand Chapter 6, 7 and 8 but this of course invites you to read Kernighan's other book the C Programming Language. I even learned some new things from the introduction chapter 'Unix For Beginners' like an appreciation for ed.
Le livre est chouette à lire, il y a de l'humour, et les exercices sont intéressants.