The Linux desktop has made remarkable progress in the last few years, making it a legitimate rival to the offerings of both Microsoft and Apple. Yet, despite the progress that the graphical user interface has made, the real power of Linux remains where it has always been -- on the command line.
Mastery of the command line is an essential skill for every Linux system administrator and any Linux user who wishes to exploit the full potential of their Linux system.
Designed for the beginning command line user, The Linux Command Line takes the reader on a journey from the first keystrokes to the process of writing powerful programs in the command line's native language. Along the way, many classic command line programs and key computing concepts are examined and explored.
Printed in large, easy to read format, this book is ideal for classroom use.
A free, downloadable version of the text (in PDF format) is available at www.LinuxCommand.org.
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Mar 6, 2012
This book is simply additive and well written. Mr Shotts presents each topic logically, encourages you to practice, provides resources for further learning. I have learned more with his book than any other source. Mr. Shotts when you going to write another book, taking this and other topics to an advance level ? Must for any linux/unix learner.
I don't know how I've missed Mr. Shotts' work before, but this book is excellent. If I am asked to recommend to anyone who really wants to become proficient on the command line - this book is on the top of my list. Willam's style and prose mix well with his delivery of the technical skills. His focus is laser sharp toward the actual subject at hand without all the fluff. In a phrase - he grasps the subject and explains it in very easy to read and comprehend language. This is well worth the cost and Lulu delivered well before my expectations. I strongly recommend this reading if you really want to know what the true power of Linux is about and why the command line makes the difficult tasks possible.
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