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Paperback Linux Essential Reference (Essential Reference Series) Book

ISBN: 0735708525

ISBN13: 9780735708525

Linux Essential Reference (Essential Reference Series)

Linux Essential Reference is a resource for system administrators and other professional Linux users. Clear, concise instructions for such administrative and managerial tasks as implementing frequently used commands, dealing with shell scripting, and utilizing effective security measures are presented in a carefully structured format, making this book an efficient source of answers to questions about working with Linux commands. Aware of the need...


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...for configuring & running linux from the command line. This book travels with me. Everywhere. If it was 200 pages thicker and covered X, it would stay on the shelf. Not a tutorial, not 'linux for dummies'.

Worthy of a place in my "essential bookspace"

As bruising as it may be to the ego, IT workers are often only as good as the quality of their references. When trying to win the battle with the nymphs of computing chaos, I often have a clear understanding of what I want to do, but only a better than vague idea of how it can be done. The proper syntax of a command is better kept in short-term memory if you move from system to system, otherwise you will exceed your memory capacity and be the victim of a random memory purge. In the area of Linux, this is the reference I keep on my desk shelf, that very special 38 inches of space reserved only for those books that I use several times a day. Thin enough to be worthy, it is thorough enough to contain the answer over 95 percent of the time. Being an essential reference, it is not a complete description, for that you must look elsewhere. It is made for the experienced user who will immediately recognize the answer to the problem when seen in the book. Even when I was in my most clueless frame of mind, it took only a few glances at some of the index mechanisms before I tracked down the answer. As the computing horizon continues to stretch before us, we are forced to keep more of our ready knowledge at arms length rather than behind our eyeballs. I use this reference for Linux and have yet to be disappointed when searching for a critical point of information.

Very handy the only reference book you will need

This book is very handy to resolve problems you will face while using linux. I have tried various other books but this was the best so far. It is well worth to spend small amount of money for very handy and useful knowledge. Order it.
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